What You Might Have Missed

Category:  News & Politics
Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
What You Might Have Missed by Mike Iverson
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World 

An urban village pops up to comfort Hong Kong protesters

As protests in Hong Kong enter their third week, what was formerly a roadblock has developed into something more. Harcourt Road, a major Hong Kong highway has been overtaken by an expanse of tents which are now home not only to protesters, but a variety of arts and culture displays, as well as a free library. The small community has become a major source of solace for protesters, who have dealt with numerous hardships over the past three weeks, including instances of police brutality.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

National

Obama returns to trail with blue state focus

President Obama attended a rally at a high school in Maryland this past Sunday in order to offer his support for Anthony G. Brown, Maryland’s democratic candidate for governor. Much of Obama’s focus at the rally was to get voters to the polls on November 4. He emphasized the vital importance of voter participation in order to maintain balance in our bipartisan system, and urged voters to embrace the power of their voice in these midterm elections.

www.nytimes.com

Residents uneasy about immigrant shift into suburbs

On the heels of steadily increasing illegal immigration rates, immigrants have begun to relocate from urban centers to suburban communities. The issue of illegal immigration, which has been hotly debated for countless years, is now beginning to hit home with many suburban residents, who have begun to demonstrate a distinct resistance to these new members of their communities. Though some residents are able to recognize and accept the circumstances by which these immigrants have chosen suburban communities, many other remain resistant to the change.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Regional

Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported

As the pursuit of Eric Frein--the prime suspect in the September 12 shootings of a state police barracks in Northwestern Pennsylvania--continues, a number of sightings have been reported. Most recently it is believes that Frein was spotted near Pocono Mountain East High School this past Friday by a woman out for an evening walk. Police have been forced to rely largely on such leads as a means of locating the suspect, who has successfully avoided police for over a month.

Full article at www.goerie.com

 

Local

Dozens march in Erie in protest of human trafficking

Human trafficking has persisted to be a major issue for innumerable years, and this past Saturday, Erie locals came out to march in favor of combatting the problem. Around 50 participants walked from Frontier Park to Dobbins Landing in a display of support for victims of human trafficking, and in an effort to encourage federal and state governments to take a firm stance in attempting to eliminate the issue.

Full article at www.goerie.com

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CURRENT

Local politicians Breneman and Brennan unite to engage the community and combat Erie’s east side blight.

 

Erie stands with Standing Rock 

Barbara and Julian Stanczak at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery

Erie will become a “Broadway Christmas Wonderland” for just one night.

Australian musician Joe Robinson will play a special performance for one night only at PACA.

IN THIS ISSUE

Local politicians Breneman and Brennan unite to engage the community and combat Erie’s east side blight.

 

Erie stands with Standing Rock 

Barbara and Julian Stanczak at Mercyhurst University’s Cummings Gallery

Erie will become a “Broadway Christmas Wonderland” for just one night.

Australian musician Joe Robinson will play a special performance for one night only at PACA.

Black America Again addresses many social issues that tie into one overall message: freedom. 

It’s well worth the weight. 

Standing in solidarity with communities targeted in the 2016 election. 

Aqueous returns to the Kings Rook Club fresh off the release of a new album and heavy touring.

The Mercyhurst Dance Department will perform ’Tis the Season, featuring “The Nutcracker Suite.”