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Mike Dunn

Mike DunnMike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers the mayor, City Council, and every other aspect of the city’s political landscape.

Mike has been with KYW since 1990. His reporting specialties have also included keeping an eye on SEPTA and covering the city’s cultural institutions.

In 2001 Mike received a Society of Professional Journalists award for arts and culture reporting, for his coverage of the opening of the Kimmel Center.

He came to KYW Newsradio from the Voice of America, where he served as a United Nations correspondent from 1985 to 1990. Dunn has been based in New York City and Washington, DC at various times in his career prior to coming to KYW.

Dunn has a BA degree from the University of Maryland. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in Bucks County.

Mike and his wife have one daughter. They live in Philadelphia.

Connect with Mike Dunn on Twitter: @MikeDunnKYW

(The interior of Philadelphia club Delilah's, without the dancers.  Photo provided)

Judge Nixes Nutter Administration Attempt To Tax Lap Dances at Strip Clubs

The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.

07/16/2014

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UIL Holdings Decides Not To Drop Out Of Potential PGW Purchase

Today is the first day the company that wants to purchase PGW has the ability to drop out of the deal. But officials with the firm say they’re staying in, for the time being.

07/16/2014

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Judge To Hear Nutter’s Appeal To Tax Lap Dances

The Nutter Administration’s attempt to slap a tax on lap dances performed at strip clubs falls squarely into the lap of a Common Pleas judge this morning.

07/16/2014

(A Septa Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Presidential Board Findings Support Septa In Regional Rails Labor Dispute

The Presidential Emergency Board found that SEPTA is correct in insisting that pay raises for the Regional Rail engineers and electricians follow the same pattern as raises for subway and bus operators.

07/15/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Thinks TV Viewer Perception of July 4th Concert Profanity Was Overblown

The mayor says both The Roots and Ed Sheeran cleaned up their lyrics and never needed to be bleeped, although they repeatedly were by WPVI-TV.

07/14/2014

(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.

07/14/2014

(Nigerian ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, with orange necktie, meets with members of Philadelphia City Council and community members affected by the Gesner Street tragedy.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Liberian Ambassador to US Meets With Philadelphia City Council Over Fatal Fire

Ambassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor’s claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department’s response time.

07/09/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in Philadelphia City Hall about last Saturday's fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Promise Transparency In Fatal Fire Follow-Up

And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.

07/08/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Teachers’ Union Wants Philadelphians to Vote on School District Control

Hillary Linardopoulos, of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the ballot question would be an important — albeit symbolic — statement.

06/22/2014

(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Nutter Weighing City Council’s Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.

06/19/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks with reporters regarding Council's school funding action.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Readies To Borrow More on Behalf of School District

Council president Darrell Clarke said an additional $30 million would serve as a stopgap in case Harrisburg approves a city tax on cigarettes.

06/19/2014

(Councilmen Wilson Goode, left, and Bill Greenlee confer as City Council receives a briefing in the Council caucus room from the consulting firm it hired to evaluate the PGW sale.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On Hold

Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.

06/19/2014

(File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Councilman Kenney Will Request Final Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The city councilman who wants to completely decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot says he’ll call the bill up for a final vote tomorrow, and he believes he has enough support for passage.

06/18/2014

(Opening day of a Philadelphia city pool in 2012.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

As Temperatures Soar, First Philadelphia City Pools to Open Friday

Between this Friday and the end of June, city recreation officials plan to open all of the city’s 70 outdoor and four indoor public pools.

06/16/2014

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