Nominating Panel Sends Mayor Second List Of Potential School Board MembersThis group includes more parents and teachers.
City Officials Unveil New Tactic For Fighting Illegal DrugsPhiladelphia police are using a new tactic for certain low-level offenders: Police-Assisted Diversion is an approach to getting defendants with addiction problems off of drugs instead of into jail.
Philly Councilwoman Proposes Extended Bar Hours...For The ChildrenShe's pitching it as a way to fund the school district.
Philly Residents Could See Increase In Water BillThe Philadelphia Water Department has asked for a phased-in rate increase, totaling 10.5 percent by September of 2020.
City Leaders Spar Over Location Of Beverage Tax RevenuePhiladelphia’s city controller is raising concerns about the location of $62.9 million in tax revenue collected from a city beverage tax.
Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia's Latest Battle In War Against OpioidsLiz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments "a humanitarian crisis."
Is Senator Toomey's Ex-Im Block More Harm Than Good?The U.S. created the Export-Import (EXIM bank) to compete with the 96 other countries that support exports with insurance and loan guarantees.
Philadelphia City Council Committee Explores Impact Of Unreliable Work HoursUnreliable work hours harm families in a range of ways, from providing insufficient income to creating child care crises.
Reserved Curb Spaces For Electric Vehicles To Be Phased OutReserved curbside parking for electric vehicles in Philadelphia is dead.
New Bill Mandates Sexual Harassment Training For City EmployeesPhiladelphia voters will be asked to approve a charter change to require mandatory sexual harassment training for all city employees.
School Funding Lawsuit Gets Commonwealth Court HearingAttorneys representing parents and underfunded districts claim the disparities in Pennsylvania are so great they violate students' "equal protection" rights.
Pat Toomey, Chris Coons Propose New Bipartisan Gun Control LegislationSens. Pat Toomey and Chris Coons say their bill would strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.
Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Case Could Have Nationwide ImpactA federal judge in Philadelphia is considering whether to take a case that could have an enormous impact on the medical marijuana industry nationwide.
Officials Plead For Help As City Is In Desperate Need Of Foster ParentsThe department has struggled to improve safety and conditions for children in the system, and DHS Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa says, she has a request for Philadelphians.
Governor Wolf Holds Conversation On Philadelphia Gun ViolenceFrustrated community members and advocates demanded a plan for addressing the issue.