What You Might Have Missed

Category:  News & Politics
Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
What You Might Have Missed by Mike Iverson
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National News

Senate approves ISIS bill, avoiding bigger war debate

The US Senate displayed a surprising degree of unity this past Thursday in backing a bill that would approve the training and arming of Syrian rebels. Though this has stood as a point of much contention, both parties seemed to have found this alternative preferable to the option of inserting our own ground forces. This stands as a rare moment of bipartisanship compromise in the face of looming international crisis, and will surely set the tone for future decisions to be made in regard to further military action in the Middle East.

Full story at www.nytimes.com

On the road to Scotland’s referendum, big gambles and fateful steps

Amidst the ongoing debate over Scotland’s potential secession from the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain has stepped in to try to curb the movement for Scottish independence. Cameron acknowledge that he does so at the risk of his own political position, but views the potential economic and social fallout that would result of the separation as an unavoidable risk that must be addressed. Scott’s went to the polls Thursday to vote on the matter, but the official ballot count has yet to be released.

Full story at www.nytimes.com

Regional News

Landmarking fracking study finds no water pollution 

Through the first allowance of independent monitoring of a drilling site by a major energy company, research over the course of 18 months at a tracking site in western Pennsylvania has revealed no evidence of water pollution. The report implemented of variety of chemical testing methods and is currently hailed as one of the most detailed reports of its kind to date. Despite these results, it is important to bear in mind that this study exists as an isolated case, and other sites throughout the country are not guaranteed to show similar results. 

Full story at www.goerie.com

Local News 

Erie company to be featured on national television

Erie’s own High Pressure Equipment Co. was slated to be featured on Fox Business Network’s Manufacturing Marvels segment between 9:30 and 9:44 last night. The company is preparing to celebrate its 60th anniversary on Oct. 4, and is pleased to have brought positive national press to our home town. 

Full story at www.goerie.com

Poverty rates rise for Erie county

A recent report has show a sharp rise in Erie county poverty rates following two years of decline. This increase comes as a 3.5 percent spike since poverty rates in 2012, stands in contrast to the nation’s overall declining poverty rates in recent years. Such statistics has rallied many members of the community to address the issue through various service projects and proposed legislative changes.

Full story atwww.goerie.com

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Keeping it local this holiday season

A wildlife photographer captures Presque Isle State Park at dawn.

An account from the front lines of the North Dakota protest

 

Questioning the nostalgia of Rogue One

 

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IN THIS ISSUE

Keeping it local this holiday season

A wildlife photographer captures Presque Isle State Park at dawn.

An account from the front lines of the North Dakota protest

 

Questioning the nostalgia of Rogue One

 

Get some holiday ink in exchange for donations

Prolific avant-garde bassist to perform solo one night only

Ruins has a retro authenticity that’s almost confusing.

Missy Twohig: owner, Sacred Piercing

Meet the Lee Family: owners of the last taxable property in the City of Erie.

Bogus baking soda and pessimistic pigs