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Five Leaders Honored At KYW Newsradio’s Annual Women’s Achievement Awards

Patricia DeCarlo, the executive director of the Norris Square Community Alliance in North Philadelphia, was one of the honorees who was recognized during Tuesday night’s 6th annual award ceremony.

06/24/2015

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Positively Philadelphia: T-Shirts With An Attytood

Okay, so you want a Philadelphia-related t-shirt, but you want something other than the usual?

Enter Philly Phaithful!

06/21/2015

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heroin Deaths A Growing Epidemic In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is one of the hardest hit cities in the country when it comes to heroin-related deaths.

06/20/2015

Uptown Theater. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Nonprofit Aims To Reopen Historic Uptown Theater

The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation held a fundraiser Friday night for the historic Uptown Theater at the CBS Broadcast Center.

06/20/2015

(The former headquarters of the "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Boy Scouts of America, at 22nd and Winter Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Council Bypasses National Boy Scouts With Acceptance of Gay Leaders

Local Boy Scout leaders in the Philadelphia region are adopting a membership and employment policy that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

06/19/2015

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Effort To Get Health Insurance For Undocumented Children In Pa. Faces Uphill Battle

Child advocates estimate that as many as 20,000 undocumented children in Pennsylvania can’t get health insurance because of their immigration status.

06/17/2015

Senator John Rafferty in file photo (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Suburban GOP State Senator To Announce AG Run

Suburban Philadelphia Republican state Senator John Rafferty is scheduled to announce his candidacy for attorney general this week.

06/16/2015

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Report To Be Released That Shows Gap In Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program

Child advocates are set to release a report Tuesday morning showing that thousands of children in Pennsylvania are without health insurance, despite the state’s promise to Cover All Kids through the CHIP program.

06/16/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Votes For Delay Of Keystone Exams

The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would put off for two more years the use of tests as part of public school graduation requirements in Pennsylvania.

06/16/2015

Sanitary Door Opener hangs on restroom door at Ponzio's Diner in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.(credit: Kim Glovas)

Local Diner Offers Hands-Free, Germ-Free Way To Open Restroom Door

It’s called a “Sanitary Door Opener,” and it allows you to open the restroom door with your forearm.

06/16/2015

Republican Thomas Murt testifies at hearing on Monday. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider End To Smoking Ban Exemptions

State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a bill that would eliminate most of the exemptions in the 2008 Pennsylvania law that banned smoking in public places.

06/16/2015

(Barbara Frankl is chair for the Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Another Summer of Concerts in a Fairmount Park Mansion

This might be one of the loveliest things to do on a Sunday night in Philadelphia in summer.

06/14/2015

A dog enjoys the shade at Schuylkill River Dog Park. (credit: Kristen Johanson)

Excessive Heat Poses Serious Danger To Pets

With the hot and humid temperatures gripping the Philadelphia region, it feels like the dog days of summer. Many people are trying to keep cool in air conditioned homes and swimming pools — but what about the pups?

06/13/2015

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12-Week Modernization Project Set To Begin On SEPTA’s Media, Sharon Hill Trolley Lines

Buses will replace the trolleys for the entire line June 15th through September 6th.

06/13/2015

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Study: Pa. School Districts May Face Extra Expenses In Helping Students Meet Graduation Requirements

Starting with the class of 2017, Pennsylvania high school students will have to pass Keystone Exams in algebra, biology and literature to graduate.

06/13/2015

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