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Motley marijuana laws are driving consumers — and revenue — across state lines | Analysis

By: - January 11, 2023

Efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Pa. have failed to gain traction, even as other states have moved.

Philly Human Relations Commission hosts anti-hate panel

By: - January 10, 2023

“Hate has no place in our city or anywhere across our state and nation, yet it poses a real threat that disproportionately impacts people of color, the Jewish community, and members of our LGBTQ+ community, specifically transgender women of color,” said Kia Ghee, executive director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

Allegheny County Council candidateJoanna Doven

LGBTQ outlet spars with Allegheny County Council contender over tweets and political record

By: - January 10, 2023

'I will be having eye-to-eye conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I already am,' candidate Joanna Doven said.

Amen Brown campaign photo

Philly mayoral hopeful Domb’s deep pockets put pressure on rivals to raise money

By: - January 9, 2023

'The financial reports are a road map to what they are doing,' veteran political consultant Maurice Floyd said.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

As 2024 election looms, state legislatures consider voting changes | Analysis

By: - January 9, 2023

In Pa., Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro included protections for election workers in his official platform while running for office.


Want a clue on health care costs in advance? New tools take a crack at it | Analysis

By: - January 8, 2023

As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what they will owe.

Pa. Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus changes up leadership

By: - January 8, 2023

Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, of Philadelphia, and Jessica Benham, of Allegheny County, are the caucus' new chairs. Both are out lawmakers.

Philly announces plan to invest $200M in opioid settlement funds

By: - January 7, 2023

The initial investments will go to 'an array of crisis response strategies' both citywide and in targeted neighborhoods, officials said.

In Philadelphia, MLK Day of Service activities focusing on gun violence prevention

By: - January 5, 2023

'We must embrace Dr. King’s legacy of racial and social justice and citizen action, not just on King Day but every day,' Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Finally, something state lawmakers can (mostly) agree on: State symbols

By: - January 5, 2023

Bills to designate new symbols, from dinosaurs to pastries, just keep coming.

Philly School District Fund starts search for new CEO

By: - January 4, 2023

Officials hope to announce their new pick this spring.

Philly LGBTQ activists reflect on Kenney administration, look ahead to the future

By: - January 3, 2023

'Each mayor has built upon the work of their predecessor and I think Mayor Kenney has done that,' an advocate said.