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A Black-owned firm will help transform part of Philly’s Avenue of the Arts

BY: - October 2, 2019

Officials are on track to sell a clinic for low-income residents to a developer determined to add a new tower to the city's skyline.

Trump’s labor board won’t stop Pitt grad students’ union push

BY: - October 2, 2019

The proposed rule, published on Sept. 23, would prevent graduate students at private universities from being covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

Meet the new president of the Pa./N.J./Del. African-American Chamber of Commerce

BY: - October 1, 2019

Entrepreneur Donovan Sterling West, 44, has been picked to lead the multi-state economic development agency.

Pa. lawmakers accidentally took away school police officers’ ability to make arrests

BY: - October 1, 2019

Eighty districts across Pennsylvania employed a combined 617 school police officers during the 2017-18 school year, according to the most recent state data.

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Community health centers still have funding – for now. How Pa. stacks up | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 1, 2019

A short-term funding package keeps them open until November, while congressional leaders look for a long-term funding solution.

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How to be an informed voter during the upcoming impeachment debate | Opinion

BY: - October 1, 2019

Do your homework. Read the report. Watch the hearings. Contact your representative and senator. Make your voice heard in this important debate.

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Should the number of liquor licenses in Pa. be public information? A Cambria County lawmaker thinks so. So he’s suing the state

BY: - October 1, 2019

"It's like we're dealing with a Wall Street company instead of a state agency,'' said Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, who's waging a one-man fight

Pa.’s Shapiro joins other AGs to sue Trump over Endangered Species Act rollback

BY: - September 30, 2019

In a federal lawsuit, the attorneys general say the White House is putting business ahead of the environment by weakening the 1973 law,

Want to vote in this year’s municipal elections? The last day to register is Oct. 7

BY: - September 30, 2019

To vote in the 2019 municipal elections, you must be registered by next Monday, Oct. 7. You can register to vote online here. Or, you can register in person at your county election office or by printing out this form, and mailing it or hand-delivering it to your county election office. If you do not […]

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Living on a prayer? Jon Bon Jovi sent out a fundraising email for Cory Booker’s ailing campaign | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 30, 2019

It helps to have friends. On Sunday, the Garden State senator said he had the cash he needed to participate in the November Democratic debate.

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In thrall to the Dear Leader, Republicans dig a deeper bunker | Dick Polman

BY: - September 30, 2019

As they fall inevitably into line, GOP lawmakers need to ask themselves a very important question: What's more important: Party or country?

Census data: Fewer African Americans in Philly are living in poverty

BY: - September 30, 2019

The number of African Americans facing poverty in Philly was approximately 199,654 in 2016. It dropped by about 10,000 people to 189,534 in 2018.