In Case You Missed It

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Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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World

Climate Change Deal Requires U.S., China to Overhaul Energy Use

The climate change deal reached by the U.S. and China this week has been months in the making after U.N. summits, climate change marches in New York, and a slew of press conferences around the globe. Given the new plan the two countries have set in place, NPR’s Christopher Joyce sits down with Elliot Diringer, the Executive Vice President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, in order to investigate the real world implications of the deal.

Full article at  www.npr.org

 

National

U.S. Would Consider ‘Modest’ Force For Complex Iraq Operations

In the wake of the Iraqi military’s struggle to combat Islamic State militants over the past months, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey announced Thursday that the U.S. would consider sending ground forces to offer some support in the region. His reasoning behind this consideration is that while the Iraqi forces may be able to combat ISIS on some fronts, he is concerned in their ability to tackle more complex operations such as retaking cities, or restoring the Syrian border.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

The New York Times reported Thursday that President Obama has announced plans to allegedly remove the threat of deportation for potentially millions of immigrants. Although the details of this executive action remain under wraps, this move comes on the heels of President Obama’s recent announcement that he would use his executive powers to shift the landscape of our country’s current immigration issues. According to the Times, a formal announcement of the plan may be released within the next week.

Full article at www.npr,org

 

State

Wolf to Impose Gift Ban On Executive Employees

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced a gift ban for his transition team which he plans to extend to all executive employees. This move comes as part of an ethical conduct code that Wolf has recently been a proponent of. Though this seems to be a small step, hopes are high that this action is an indication of Wolf’s commitment to cleaning up legislative bodies in our state.

Full article at www.goerie.com

 

Local

Erie School Board Suspends Sports ‘C Rule’ For a Year

In an effort to increase sports participation and encourage academic development, the Erie School Board is set to shift eligibility requirements for students interested in athletics programs. Formerly, students were required to maintain an overall ‘C’ average in their class work to be eligible to play sports. The new rule is based around a more general standard that the student be passing four full credit classes.

Full article at www.goerie.com

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 9
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CURRENT

Erie’s leaders have an opportunity to shape the conversation, and thereby bring about real change. 

Eight innovative companies influencing our region

Local refugees and immigrants show a true entrepreneurial spirit.

Back-to-back shows at Basement Transmissions showcase two modern giants of metal  

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are bringing their light to the Kings Rook Club on Saturday, May 6.

IN THIS ISSUE

Eight innovative companies influencing our region

Local refugees and immigrants show a true entrepreneurial spirit.

Back-to-back shows at Basement Transmissions showcase two modern giants of metal  

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are bringing their light to the Kings Rook Club on Saturday, May 6.

AInterplanetary Class Classics sets modest goals and accomplishes every last one of them.

Business advice from a few of our past honorees 

Erie’s urban farming initiative up for final vetting at May 3rd public hearing

 

Booking a Show

Scotty’s Martini Lounge brings two of the region’s O.G. punk bands to Erie for their “Seis de Mayo” party.

Steve Scull will serve as moderator for the Erie Mayoral Debate on Thursday, May 4.