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Biden taps Maryland environmental official to run EPA office with oversight of Pa., Mid-Atlantic

By: - October 13, 2021

Adam Ortiz replaces Cosmo Servidio, who had been a regional director at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,

With deadline looming, Philly pols urge city residents to register to vote in Nov. 2 election

By: - October 12, 2021

The deadline is Oct. 18. And 'there is no such thing as the off-year' officials said during an event at Philadelphia City Hall.

Marijuana-related arrests decreased sharply nationwide in 2020, but not in Pa., FBI data shows

By: - October 10, 2021

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police estimated over 350,000 arrests reported for marijuana-related violations last year, a decrease compared to the 545,602 marijuana-related arrests in 2019.

Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior

By: - October 9, 2021

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]

Philly School District makes changes to 2022-2023 school selection process

By: - October 6, 2021

'School selection is an important opportunity for students throughout Philadelphia and adding an equity lens to this process is critical,' school district superintendent William Hite said

Is Pgh City Council poised to wield more clout ahead of mayoral transition?

By: - October 6, 2021

With Mayor Bill Peduto officially a lame duck, some members of council want to retake control of areas of city government where he ruled

Millions of Pa. residents experienced a month’s worth of high air pollution in 2020

By: - October 6, 2021

Lancaster led the commonwealth in days with elevated ozone, particulate and total pollution levels with 107, a new report has found.

Pgh event will celebrate a half-century of queer media in Pennsylvania

By: - October 5, 2021

Co-creator of QBurgh, Jeff Freedman, describes the exhibit as a well-documented history for the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania.

‘We are Philadelphia’s university’: As he takes the helm Temple’s new prez talks future plans

By: - October 4, 2021

'Just like with the academic curriculum, we need to make sure that we are keeping current with the changing landscape of athletics,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”: A new world for LGBTQ service members in Pa. and beyond

By: - October 4, 2021

'I have a lot of peace of mind knowing that my wife can also receive benefits or services offered to other military spouses,' a Montgomery County veteran said

Pgh residents share polarized views on future of city’s Columbus Day Parade

By: - October 3, 2021

The annual celebration is scheduled for Oct. 9 in the Bloomfield neighborhood.

Meet the climate candidate running for Pa.’s sought-after U.S. Senate seat

By: - October 3, 2021

“We're an underdog, but we believe that once the message gets out and people start to pick up the message that we're going to have a winning case to be made to the people of Pennsylvania," Eric Orts said.