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Now Trending on Facebook: Week of August 19

This week, some statewide stories were really lighting up our Facebook page. Here’s a look at what people were talking about.

  • Pennsylvania received a waiver for parts of No Child Left Behind, something that readers had lots of thoughts on, although most said the iniative was a failure. Here’s a peek at what they had to say: Brynne Clawser – “Having graduated only 2 years ago, I feel that my hs education consisted of being taught only what would get me through the standardized testing. By the time teachers get through all that crap, theres no time to learn the things that are useful for college and life. No child left behind hasn’t done us any favors. “
  • Peopdownloadle were also VERY talkative about President Obama’s visit to Scranton – happening today.  This post was the most talked about on our page this week. Most people either railed against Obama or decried the fact that the President should be given respect, if just for the office. Take a look: Tamara Fultz – “I wish I could go. Why wouldn’t one want to hear the president of the country you live in whether you agree with his politics or not? Isn’t that part of being an informed citizen? Truly evaluating someone based on what they actually say?”
  • And finally, as Pennsylvania prepares for a landmark case involving same-sex marriage, the debate amongst commenters continues.  This was the second most talked-about issue this week.

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to join the discussion!

Eastern Sports Show: Who’s right?

There’s been a lot of hoopla surrounding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show – vendors started pulling out after the show’s organizers put a limit of the types of guns and ammunition that could be brought to the show.

Now, after more than 300 vendors pulled out, the show has been postponed indefinitely.

And appears people are split about it, with some saying it serves the show’s organizers right to have to cancel, while others say it’s their right to limit what can be brought to the show.

Read more on the controversy at dailyitem.com.

Here’s a snapshot of the debate on Facebook:

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What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Gun control – What’s the answer?

Much like the debate over the  financial backing of firearms manufacturers, the debate about gun control is raging, with some people advocating for stricter gun controls, while others are saying that it’s not the guns that are the problem – it’s about treating mental illness and how entertainment glorifies violence.

Read more of my local coverage of the issue at dailyitem.com.

I posted the question on Facebook yesterday and got a bunch of responses. Here are a few:

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What’s your take? Should we get tougher on guns or focus on other factors?