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In Pa.’s epicenter of the Civil War, a growing sense of LGBTQ pride

By: - December 22, 2019

'It's way past time for Gettysburg to be on the right side of history,' a local activist says of the growing presence of the LGBTQ community.

How inaction in Harrisburg stalled a Philadelphia gun-control law until 2020

By: - December 21, 2019

The General Assembly broke for the year without acting on a . bill authorizing 'Safe Haven' legislation, delaying any potential vote until 2020.

Philly won’t complete 2019 assessment appeals by year’s end

By: - December 20, 2019

The city will push to January approximately 400 appeal hearings for property owners contesting their property assessments issued last year.

Thomas Jefferson University to acquire Fox Chase Cancer Center

By: - December 19, 2019

The combined cancer centers will have one of the largest Bone Marrow Transplant programs on the East Coast.

Malcolm Jenkins joins community in asking for more transparency in top cop search

By: - December 17, 2019

With the end of the year closing in, Mayor Jim Kenney has yet to pick a new police commissioner. The Eagles star wants additional transparency.

Wells Fargo pays $10M to settle lawsuit over discriminatory lending practices in Philadelphia

By: - December 17, 2019

Wells Fargo will shell out $10 million to settle a city lawsuit that alleged the megabank engaged in discriminatory lending practices against Black people and other minorities in Philadelphia. The San Francisco-based bank will fund affordable housing programs in Philadelphia but admit no wrongdoing over the civil rights lawsuit the city filed in 2017, the Kenney administration said […]

With Pa. House vote looming, CNN’s Van Jones appears in Philly to call for criminal justice reform

By: - December 16, 2019

The Republican-controlled chamber could vote as soon as this week on the bill, which was amended in committee to water down some of its key provisions.

Philly Mayor Kenney quiet about police commissioner appointment as year draws to a close

By: - December 15, 2019

Kenney will appoint “someone who is committed to building a stronger department, bolstering morale, and addressing workplace challenges," a spokesman said.

In Pittsburgh, 2020 Dems put the focus on public education

By: - December 14, 2019

The day-long forum, in downtown Pittsburgh, was the first major event of the primary season focused exclusively on public education.

With Johnson-Harrell’s exit, candidates lining up to run for vacant Philly House seat

By: - December 14, 2019

Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, who was charged with embezzlement, resigned the seat on Friday, Within hours candidates were lining up to fill it.

Philly Council passes long-awaited ban on single-use plastic bags

By: - December 13, 2019

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has indicated that he'll sign the eco-friendly legislation. But it's not without its naysayers.

Philly Council passes tax abatement reforms; Kenney expected to sign

By: - December 13, 2019

The changes will usher in a new era for the development community, which did not support the legislation.