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Philly’s economy is rebounding from pandemic, but challenges remain, Pew analysis finds

By: - April 24, 2022

The 2022 State of Philadelphia report focused on three main areas including public health, public safety and jobs and the economy.

What we know about Philly Pride 2022. Your questions answered

By: - April 23, 2022

'We are standing on the shoulders of our Queer and Trans ancestors, working diligently to make them proud,' organizers said.

Pa. Rep. Evans floats multi-billion dollar plan to fight gun violence in Philadelphia

By: - April 21, 2022

The multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar initiative would be funded through the Build Back Better Act, the Philadelphia lawmaker says.

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

Department of Interior announces funding opportunity for tribal communities to address climate change

By: - April 20, 2022

By Shondiin Silversmith Tribal nations across the country have the opportunity to receive funding to address the unique impacts climate change has within their communities. “As the effects of climate change continue to intensify, Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” Interior Secretary Deb […]

Judge declares mistrial in federal bribery trial of Philly Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson

By: - April 20, 2022

"You have failed to reach a verdict, but you have not failed," U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh told jurors.

Some cities, states say Big Oil should pay for climate damage | Analysis

By: - April 20, 2022

If some cities and counties are successful, advocates expect a deluge of others to file suits.

Businesses react to return of Philadelphia’s mask mandate

By: - April 19, 2022

But while some are supportive, several businesses and residents have filed suit in state court in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn Philadelphia’s renewed indoor mask mandate.

A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’

By: - April 19, 2022

After shaking up Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh Democrat has her sights set on Congress in the May 17 primary.

Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions

By: - April 18, 2022

Lawyers for the appellants, who were teens when they were convicted and spent decades behind bars, call it a 'first-of-its-kind' case.

Scheller raises 10 times more than Dellicker in Republican primary for 7th Congressional District

By: - April 18, 2022

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild has $1M more cash on-hand than Scheller in the bellwether race.

Dwayne Fair, 58. got a bad case of sticker shock when he decided to give his house a facelift.

A direct hit to the wallet. How Philly consumers are dealing with rising inflation

By: - April 18, 2022

'This inflation thing is out of control. In general, many people are just living paycheck to paycheck,' Dwayne Fair said.

IRS Calls For Some Employees To Return To Offices To Deal With Backlog

Tax Day 2022: What if the government filled out your tax form for you?

By: - April 18, 2022

'I think if people realized it was as simple as clicking a key and the next day you’d get your tax refund, there would be a lot more demand for it,' scholar Cliff Robb says.