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. 6, No. 19
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CURRENT

100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

IN THIS ISSUE

100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

The Colony Plaza parking lot will transform into an outdoor shopping and socializing event called Parking Lot Palooza.

This is the fourth album for Cleveland punk quartet Signals Midwest, and it might be their best yet. 

Fairness and justice take center stage in our commonwealth.

Handy emojis for Erie texting.

Audit looming? No problem. Just use accounting ‘adjustments,’ like the Department of the Army.