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Camden County Declares ‘Code Blue’ For Homeless

The code blue is in effect from 6pm each evening until 7am the following morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(A sports betting parlor in Nevada.  File photo)

Two N.J. Congressmen Renew Push for Legalized Sports Betting in Garden State

Rep. Frank LoBiondo hopes the timing is right, now that Nevada senator Harry Reid is no longer the Senate majority leader.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

NJ Governor Chris Christie, in a file photo. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie’s Meeting With Israeli President Canceled

Christie’s office announced Wednesday that the plans have been scrapped due to a change in the Israeli president’s schedule.

01/28/2015

(File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Two Area Congressmen Press For Quicker Development of Former Willow Grove Air Base

The nearly 900-acre naval air station in Horsham has been largely vacant for nearly four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Political Brawl Over Last-Minute Nominations Continues In Harrisburg

In the case of Open Records, the Wolf administration claims the director serves at the pleasure of the governor; Senate Republicans say the law was written otherwise.

01/28/2015

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With New Governor Comes New Push To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

With Governor Tom Wolf now in office, chances for approval of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania have improved considerably. The effort to enact a law started from the beginning again Tuesday in the new session of the legislature.

01/27/2015

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

New DRPA Chairman Is Bit Of A Break With Tradition

The Delaware River Port Authority has a new chairman, and while tradition keeps that position in Pennsylvania’s control, the man with the gavel is not a gubernatorial appointee, at least for now.

01/24/2015

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Federal Judge’s Ruling Advances, Slightly, A Citizen’s Right To Observe Police Activities

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed five lawsuits on behalf of people in Philadelphia who were arrested while watching police in the course of their duties on public streets.

01/23/2015

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Jim Kenney Nearing Decision on Philadelphia Mayoral Run

Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

Attorney Lanny Davis speaking in Philadelphia. (File photo by John McDevitt)

Pennsylvania High Court Puts Hold on Kathleen Kane Leak Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for March, in Philadelphia, after Kane questioned the legality of special prosecutor Tom Carluccio’s appointment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Ten Years In, Officials Remind NJ Citizens To Be Vigilant for Human Trafficking

New Jersey officials are marking the tenth anniversary of the formation of the state’s Human Trafficking Task Force by hammering home a simple message: “Know it. See it. Report it.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

2016 Democratic Convention Will Be Late July, But in Philadelphia or Elsewhere?

The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

JANUARY 08: Steven Brill attends the TIME Book Party for America's Bitter Pill By Steven Brill at the Time Life Building on January 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for TIME)

Steven Brill: ‘You Can’t Allow People To Charge What They Want When It’s Life Or Death’

Steven Brill, author of America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System told WPHT morning host Chris Stigall what he feels is wrong with Obamacare and who is getting rich from it.

01/23/2015

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor Nutter

City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.

01/23/2015

(Councilman Bill Greenlee.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

Sponsor Of Plan For Mandatory Paid Sick Leave In Philadelphia Says He Can Override Veto By Nutter

Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.

01/23/2015

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