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School officials raising the rainbow flag to honor its being named after Gloria Casarez. (Photo: C.C. Tellez, Lez Run Philadelphia.)

Philly elementary school renamed for LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez

By: - September 1, 2022

Casarez., who died in 2014, lived nearby and attended the school named in her honor.

In New Jersey, legislative resolutions raise the question: What’s the point?

By: - August 31, 2022

Garden State lawmakers use resolutions to highlight subjects ranging from guns to stuttering to Frank Sinatra.

Philly radio station WURD Founders Day celebration honors richness of Black culture

By: - August 30, 2022

The festivities will take place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central branch at 1901 Vine St.

Raises, bonuses and more: Philly school district outlines its recruitment and retention plan

By: - August 23, 2022

The average teacher salary will be about $82,000 in the state's largest school district this year.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia on Friday 8/19/22.

Philly gets $25M federal grant to fix its most dangerous streets

By: - August 22, 2022

The money will pay for upgrading traffic signals, adding new paving, signage, speed bumps, and fixing potholes.

EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay

By: - August 22, 2022

Will the third time be the charm for Pa.'s bay clean-up efforts?

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Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls

By: - August 21, 2022

'Sending the best-suited responder to 9-1-1 calls will result in better outcomes and better care for all of our residents and ensures that behavioral health supports are provided to those in need,' Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Internal polls show ‘tight race’ in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District

By: - August 20, 2022

Polling from Republicans and Democrats underscore the competitive nature of the NEPA district.

Biden administration plays long game for agriculture and trade

By: - August 19, 2022

'Costs on my farm are up by about 325 percent,” Lance Lillibridge, of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, said. 'It’s getting to be unbearable.'

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa Capitol on Jan. 25, 2022. (Photo by Katie Akin/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

Pa.’s Santorum to visit Iowa State Fair, advocate for constitutional convention

By: - August 18, 2022

By Robin Opsahl Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will be at the Iowa State Fair  Thursday with the Convention of States Action group. The Pennsylvania Republican visited Iowa earlier this year with the same group, rallying at the Iowa State Capitol for the state to join calls to convene a constitutional convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. […]

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State attorneys general are uniting against robocalls

By: - August 18, 2022

A new task force is focusing on robocalls that originate overseas.

Activists seek changes to Philly Health Department’s monkeypox messaging and vax rollout

By: - August 17, 2022

'Anyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity is at risk for infection,' city officials said.