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From right to left (near to far) State Representative Brendan Boyle, State Senator Daylin Leach, Democratic Candidate Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, and Republican Candidate Dee Adcock. (photo credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

Anesthesiologist Has ‘Knock-Out’ Plan To Win 13th District

Four Democrats are running to replace Congresswoman Alyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th district, including one unconventional candidate whose campaign is getting a boost from an unusual source.

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One Dead After Fire Rips Through Delaware County Home

Delaware County fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Saturday morning in Brookhaven that claimed one life and forced four families out of their homes.

04/12/2014

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Science Film For Kids Gives New Meaning To Term “Moving Pictures”

Watermelon Magic seeks to fascinate children with the life cycle of plants but its methods are likely to fascinate any viewer.

04/06/2014

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Help Available For Those Still Working To Sign Up For Federal Health Care

The deadline for enrollment in a health plan under the Affordable Care Act has passed but thousands of people are still working through the process.

04/05/2014

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City’s New “Portfolio Model” Of School Governance Comes In For Harsh Criticism

Philadelphia’s new “portfolio model” of school governance came in for some harsh criticism at the American Educational Research Association’s annual conference being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

04/05/2014

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Local Program Encourages Kids To Get Out And Run

A five-week program to get kids out and moving kicks off Saturday in West Philadelphia.

04/04/2014

(School district inspector general John Downs, left, and city controller Alan Butkovitz, center, with some metal objects recovered in the investigation.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Controller: 2 Public Employees Caught Selling Off City’s Scrap Metal

Controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern in photo, declined to identify the employees — he says it’s a personnel matter at this point — but he says one was a Streets Department employee and the other a school district locksmith.

04/03/2014

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Delco Officials Create Video Messages Urging Child Abuse Awareness

County Council chairman Tom McGarrigle (in video at left) says child welfare officials there investigated more than 2,000 cases of abuse in 2012.

04/02/2014

(Taiko drummers at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Opens 2014 Not-Quite-Ready Cherry Blossom Festival

There was a significant no-show at Tuesday’s event: the cherry blossoms.

04/01/2014

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Popular Idea-Sharing Event TEDxPhiladelphia Returns

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the common thread was the TED motto that they were “ideas worth spreading.”

03/28/2014

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Shortfall in Philadelphia School District Lump Sum Budget

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the School Reform Commission adopted a lump sum budget statement for next year with a $320 million dollar hole in it.

03/27/2014

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Philadelphia Public School Principals Plead Budget Case To Councilmembers

“Schools are not okay the way they are,” says Cindy Farlino, principal of the Meredith School, in Queen Village. “They opened, and our kids came, but they are not okay.”

03/27/2014

(Education activist Helen Gym, standing outside a charter school in Chinatown she helped found.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Phila. Education Firebrand Helen Gym To Receive White House Award

Helen Gym is well known among local government and educational leaders for keeping them on their toes. The Philadelphia community activist will be honored at the White House next week for her service to the city.

03/27/2014

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Completion Grace Period Added To Goverment Deadline For Obamacare Signup

Enrollment counselors and navigators say they’ve seen a surge in applicants as the March 31st deadline draws near.

03/26/2014

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3 Officially Charged In Connection To Brick Attack On Temple U. Student

Police detectives said they were questioning the girls, whom they believe are responsible for at least three assaults along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, just off the Temple campus.

03/25/2014

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