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Pat Loeb

(Judge Marjorie Rendell, at the National Constitution Center, during a break in a schoolteachers' forum on the First Amendment.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Area Schoolteachers Get Tips From Federal Judge on How To Teach First Amendment

“The issues today, of cyberbullying and hate speech and harassment, they present real challenges,” said Judge Marjorie Rendell, who knows about challenging First Amendment issues.

07/10/2014

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Report: Philadelphia’s Rate Of Homeownership Has Dropped By 7 Percent

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports that’s not necessarily bad news.

07/09/2014

"Just Plane Fun" AtPhiladelphia International Airport (Photo Credit: Pat Loeb)

It’s “Just Plane Fun” At The Philadelphia International Airport

The program includes beauty makeovers, costume photo booths, magicians, a scavenger hunt and if you’d rather just read, a virtual library.

07/07/2014

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King Of Prussia Company Develops Product To Combat Sitting Epidemic

The average American adult sits eight hours a day, a statistic related to a host of health problems, including early death. Now, a King of Prussia company has developed the sitNcycle to combat the problem.

07/06/2014

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4 Children Dead, Homes Destroyed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says fire fighters were called to the 6500 block of Gesner Street at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and found the blaze had already spread.

07/05/2014

(A newly installed overhead fan circulates air in Patco's 15th Street station.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Patco Hopes To Win Fans By Installing Fans

The Delaware River Port Authority knows its recent capital projects have customers steaming, so it thought a small fix in the underground Philadelphia stations might cool them off.

07/04/2014

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DRPA Sets Up Short-Term Deal With Donor’s Public Relations Firm

David La Torre, a donor to Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley (who is also DRPA chair), says he’s ready for this new challenge.

07/03/2014

(One of Septa's new "Nova" buses.  Photo provided by Septa)

After Yearlong Delay, Septa Begins Road-Testing Its New Buses

Septa officials say drivers are taking the new bus for test runs, to make sure all the bugs are worked out. Earlier glitches included the wrong seats and mismatched paint.

07/03/2014

(Ellie Donahue, a passenger aboard the United Airlines flight, tries out an exercise bike on display at PHL while waiting for her trip to resume.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Vermont-Bound Flight Diverted To Philly After Cabin Loses Pressure

It was a scary ride for passengers on a United Express flight headed from Washington, D.C. to Burlington, Vermont, on Wednesday morning.

07/02/2014

(Philadelphia civil rights luminaries meet with Mayor Nutter in front of a new exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Airport Exhibit Honors Philadelphia Civil Rights Leaders Past and Present

Philadelphia marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by unveiling a new exhibit today at Philadelphia International Airport.

07/02/2014

(Cory Booker, in file photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)

Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Advocates Looking Past US Supreme Court Case

“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.

07/01/2014

(Dr. Donald Schwarz, Philadelphia's health commissioner.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Two Respected Commissioners Departing Nutter Administration

Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.

06/27/2014

(Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the Denver Broncos lays on the field after a play on January 19, 2014.  Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images)

NFL Agrees To Lift Cap on Concussion Litigation Settlements

More than four-thousand former players are seeking compensation, claiming the NFL knew and hid the danger of repeated concussions.

06/25/2014

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Young Philadelphians Revisit the 1964 ‘Freedom Summer’ in Mississippi

Nearly 40 students from Youth United for Change will attend the “Freedom 50″ conference, honoring the civil rights workers who signed up African-American voters in 1964, including the three who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

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