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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

School Superintendent William Hite, SRC member Bill Green and SRC Chairwoman Marjorie Neff waited as City Council prepared to vote on additional school funding. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million Catch

City Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.

06/10/2015

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Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Draws Praise From Saint Joe’s Professor

St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges says the pope’s approval of a new Vatican tribunal to examine how bishops have responded to clergy abuse cases is significant.

06/10/2015

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Prayer Service Held For “Gosnell Babies” At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Anti-abortion groups held a prayer service Wednesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls for the so-called “Gosnell babies.”

06/10/2015

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Billionaire Ichan Gets Approval To Take Over Trump Taj Mahal Casino

Casino regulators in New Jersey have given the green light to billionaire Carl Ichan to take control of the Trump Taj Mahal.

06/10/2015

PFT president Jerry Jordan addresses reporters during briefing at PFT headquarters in Center City. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Objects To Outsourcing Substitute Teachers, School Nurses

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District’s plans to privatize school employees – substitute teachers and nurses.

06/10/2015

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Senator Menendez Crying Foul Over Plan By Airlines To Reduce Size Of Carry-On Luggage

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is skeptical of a proposal by the International Air Transport Association that would reduce the size of carry-on luggage allowed on a flight.

06/10/2015

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