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Bill Clinton To Headline Fundraiser For Local Democratic Candidate

The Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District is expected to be hotly contested and one of the candidates is bringing in a heavy hitter next month to raise some cash.

03/15/2014

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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

(A tree brought down by the February 5, 2014 ice storm lands on a car in Ardmore, Pa.   Photo by KYW's Pat Loeb)

Montco Gearing Up For Next Major Snow Event

With at least six inches of snow forecast for a large part of the county and winds that could bring down power lines and trees, county commissioner Josh Shapiro is urging residents to sign up for “Ready Notify Pa.,” to get emergency alerts.

02/11/2014

(A fallen tree lays across a road and power lines in Chester County, Pa.   Photo by KYW's David Madden)

Montco Residents Urged To Report Damage For FEMA Aid

County Commissioner Josh Shapiro says the damage threshold the county needs to meet is $2.8 million. He says residents should report any storm damage to their municipality and then the municipalities should include those numbers with any damage to public property as a result of the storm.

02/11/2014

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm.  Photo by CBS-3)

Montco Official Says Peco Responded Well To Storm But Wonders About Underlying Issues

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the electric utility’s leadership and its work staff have done an outstanding job, but he thinks more upfront investment may ease future events.

02/10/2014

(A downed tree blocks Cherry Lane in Wynnewood, Pa.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

Two Thirds of Montco Without Power; Disaster Declared

County commissioner Josh Shapiro says the declaration allows the county to coordinate with the state emergency management agency and bypass the bid process to secure goods to help them deal with the aftermath of the storm.

02/05/2014

(Actress Megan Cavanagh, left, and her wife, filmaker Anne Chamberlain, kissing at a West Hollywood bar earlier this year.  They were married in 2008.   File photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Montgomery County To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same Sex Couples

Officials in Montgomery County say the county is ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples even though gay marriages and civil unions are not recognized in Pennsylvania.

07/23/2013

Montco commissioners Bruce Castor, Josh Shapiro, and Leslie Richards, L-R, at Tuesday morning's announcement.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Montgomery County, Pa. Named Among The Healthiest Counties Nationwide For Kids

Montgomery County came in 35th among all counties in the US — the only Pennsylvania entry.

06/18/2013

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham, in 2006 file photo.)

Potential Pa. Gubernatorial Contenders Aim to Impress Fundraisers This Weekend

It’s the second weekend in December, and a traditional event in New York brings with it political speculation.

12/07/2012

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Analysis: Pennsylvania Governor’s Race In 2014

In a big buying weekend, some potential political candidates are shopping around for higher office.

11/24/2012

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Proposed Budget Means No Tax Increase For Montgomery County Residents In 2013

Montgomery County residents will not see a county tax increase next year under a proposed budget that slashes nearly a million dollars in earmarks to several non- profit agencies.

11/17/2012

(Montgomery County commissioners Bruce Castor, left, Josh Shapiro, center, and Leslie Richards, right, announce the schedule for a mobile van to issue voter IDs for qualified county residents.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco’s Voter Photo ID Van Will Traverse County Until Election Day

The picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don’t have to live or work there — or even go there.

10/01/2012

(Parkhouse Geriatric Center, in Royersford, Pa.  Photo provided)

Montco Will Offer Voter IDs To All County Residents Through Its Nursing Home

Montgomery County, Pa. is making it easier for eligible voters in the county to get a photo ID in time to cast their ballot in the November election.

09/21/2012

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Analysis: The Democratic Convention In Charlotte

The convention story moves from Tampa to Charlotte.

09/02/2012

(Credit: Brad Segall)

Work Begins On Lafayette Street Extension Into Norristown

Montgomery County officials have broken ground on a long-awaited road construction project designed to improve access to the Norristown area.

05/21/2012

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