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(Pa. Rep. Kevin Boyle, seated, and actor Tony Danza read to first graders at the Fox Chase Elementary School.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Tony Danza Makes One-Day Return to a Philadelphia Classroom

To mark “Read Across America Day,” Danza (standing) read to first graders at Fox Chase Elementary School.

03/05/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, with members of the Pa. National Guard.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says Pa. National Guard Should Be Protected From Downsizing

Governor Corbett has joined all 49 other governors in sending a letter to President Obama opposing cuts to the Army National Guard.

03/04/2014

Wells Fargo Center (credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Keeps Itself In Running For 2016 Democratic Convention

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.

02/27/2014

(Unemployed workers look through help-wanted ads in a Labor Department field office.  Credit: Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

Phila. Group Says End of Unemployment Benefits Will Cause Cascading Job Losses

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project says the region will lose tens of thousands of additional jobs due to the expiration of federal unemployment benefits for those already jobless.

02/25/2014

(In Philadelphia City Council chambers, councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at lectern, discussed Philadelphia's policy of cooperting with ICE.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hearing Sought Before Nutter Modifies ICE Cooperation Agreement

Now, when Philadelphia police stop an undocumented immigrant for even a minor offense, officers will enter the person’s information into a database shared with federal immigration authorities.

02/20/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Ukrainians Show Support For Homeland Protests

Violence in Ukraine is spurring a call for action from the local Ukrainian-American community.

02/19/2014

(Graphic: the Netflix web site)

FCC Divided on ‘Net Neutrality’ Enforcement

The Federal Communications Commission says it will not appeal a court decision that limits its power to prevent Internet providers from slowing down web sites.

02/19/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Comcast Hypes Proposed Mega-Merger, But Consumer Watchdogs Cry Foul

The Philadelphia-based company wants to buy Time Warner, the industry’s #2 cable television service provider, for $45 billion in stock.

02/13/2014

(Maggie Harrison listens to Kara Shidermantle at a sendoff for volunteers promoting the Affordable Care Act at an event at Headhouse Square.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Volunteers Trying To Get Uninsured Into Health Plans Before Time Runs Out

On Tuesday, volunteers went door-to-door along South Street in South Philadelphia to remind people about the March 31st deadline.

02/11/2014

File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

Overworked Electric Utility Workers On Call For Yet Another Major Storm

Peco electrical crews are bracing for another winter whammy on Thursday. It is unclear whether workers will be available from other jurisdictions if needed.

02/11/2014

(At 30th Street Station, vice president Joe Biden talks about investing in rail and Amtrak's new, high-tech locomotive, put in service on the Northeast Corridor.   Credit: Mark Abrams)

In Philadelphia, VP Biden Touts Investment in America’s Railroad Insfrastructure

Speaking to a crowd at 30th Street Station, Biden was effusive in his praise of the “Cities Sprinter” high-tech locomotive, the first to be added to the passenger rail fleet in more than 25 years.

02/06/2014

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Amanda Knox Found Guilty Anew Of Murdering Meredith Kercher

An appeals court in Florence convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Thursday of murder for the second time in the 2007 death of Knox’s British roommate in the Italian university town of Perugia.

01/30/2014

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett.  File photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Corbett Approval Rating Inches Upward In Latest Poll

But Franklin & Marshall Poll director Terry Madonna notes that at just 23 percent, the number of folks who think Corbett is doing a “good” or “excellent” job is still quite low.

01/30/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bipartisan “No Labels” Orange Pins Worn During State of the Union Address

The members of the group sat together during the State of the Union Address signaling their commitment to cut through the gridlock and start making Washington work again.

01/28/2014