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House passes bill limiting Philly DA to two terms

BY: - April 26, 2022

The bill, which now goes to the Senate for a vote, would limit the top prosecutor in Pennsylvania’s largest city – and only in Philadelphia – to two four-year terms. The proposal  appears to take aim at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a Democrat, who has been a target for GOP lawmakers.

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.

City Council members sound off on gun violence efforts in Philadelphia

BY: - March 26, 2022

Councilmember Curtis Jones said City Council as a governing body has the unique opportunity to review the city budget and see how productive past allocations to departments have been.

‘These are human beings.’ How Pa.’s Ukrainian community is responding to Russian invasion

BY: - February 24, 2022

Groups such as the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia and the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in neighboring Montgomery County have feared and advocated against a Russian invasion for months.

Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing

BY: - February 7, 2022

The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.

‘Nothing about us without us’ : Pa. advocates address statewide challenges to recovery

BY: - January 20, 2022

The rallying cry of the recovery community is “nothing about us without us,” Bill Stauffer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, said.

‘It’s been an honor’: Al Schmidt to resign as Philadelphia commissioner to head good gov’t group

BY: - November 30, 2021

Al Schmidt succeeds David Thornburgh, who has served as president and CEO since 2014.

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Pay your own way USGA | Colin McNickle

BY: - September 19, 2021

By Colin McNickle Neither a financial nor moral (and certainly not a “good-government”) case can be made for using taxpayer dollars to subsidize the uber-rich sport of professional golf at the Oakmont Country Club, says a senior scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. “In sum … there is no reasonable case to be […]

‘We are always on our knees:’ Haitians in Philly react to earthquake on island

BY: - August 17, 2021

Beyond the earthquake, Woodmark said the Caribbean island suffers from widespread violence, kidnappings and security concerns, all of which have prevented him from visiting his home more regularly in recent years.

Report: Philly’s Black maternal morbidity rates ‘among the highest in the nation’

BY: - June 11, 2021

According to a new report by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as part of its Health of America Report series, severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates in Philadelphia are nearly 190 percent higher for Black women compared to white women.

Philly Council unveils anti-violence plan aimed at city youth

BY: - June 2, 2021

The plan comes as 822 school-aged youth in Philadelphia have been injured or killed by gun violence since January 2020.

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For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding are a way of life | Opinion

BY: - June 1, 2021

A Swarthmore College professor explains how his photographs of Philadelphia’s urban riding clubs ended up becoming a broader project on the Black cowboy experience in America.