Pa. GOP chairman resigns hours after an Inquirer story said he traded sexually explicit messages with a Philly Council candidate

Val DiGiorgio, head of Pennsylvania's Republican Party since 2017, announced he was stepping down after The Inquirer reported he had traded sexually explicit messages with a GOP candidate for Philadelphia City Council.

At Philly’s public pools, lifeguard shortage leads to long waits

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has struggled to hire enough lifeguards for the last few summers. As of Tuesday, the city had 350 lifeguard spots filled out of the 400 needed to be fully staffed.

Little League snack stand ransacked: ‘It was in total disarray.’ Then a baseball fan donated $15,000.
About $15,000 worth of equipment was stolen, but an anonymous donor has volunteered to cover the losses.

16 arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs in stuffed animals. Police say the operation stretched from California to the Philly suburbs.
The ringleaders also dealt fentanyl, guns missing their serial numbers, and marijuana, state and federal authorities said Tuesday.

Father-daughter border drowning highlights migrants’ perils

Pa. Senate moves to let unaffiliated people cast primary votes
Voters who aren't registered with a political party would have the option of participating in primary elections under a measure advanced by the state Senate.

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Report: Rockets want to acquire Jimmy Butler in sign-and-trade from Sixers

Butler is expected to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent.

Mayor Kenney: No health risk from refinery fire

Kenney administration appoints task force to study refinery blaze. July hearings promised.

Opinion

When Trump’s cruel immigration policies come for our families and friends, we can’t afford to be allies in theory | Helen Ubiñas

A lot has been said about how the unthinkable has become routine, how every day the unacceptable becomes acceptable. Do not accept any of it.

Fire rips through Juniata Park businesses

A two-alarm blaze late Tuesday afternoon destroyed a pharmacy and a laundry in Juniata Park.

Should Philly repay $63M in tax revenue? Attorneys make closing arguments in commercial assessment trial

Did the city illegally target commercial and industrial properties in its 2018 reassessment project? Or did officials act properly to raise the assessments of previously undervalued buildings? One of Philly's largest-ever assessment cases is now in the hands of a judge.

Philly police unveil updated policy for interacting with transgender, nonbinary people

The updates include using less offensive terminology in the written policy; requiring police to use a person’s preferred name on paperwork if it differs from his or her legal name; and allowing transgender or non-binary people to choose whether they are searched by a male or female officer.

Margate nears elusive deal with Lucy the Elephant

As pachyderm paranoia persists, an uneasy truce may finally be in the works between the city of Margate and its beloved roadside attraction.
INQUIRER EVENTS
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INQUIRER EVENTS
On July 25 join real estate industry leaders for an afternoon discussing the 10-year tax abatement and honoring the 2019 award winners.
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Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants
House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants
Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

California to require background checks for ammo purchases
California to require background checks for ammo purchases
Philadelphia weddings: Kristen Kelly and Michael Moriarty Jr.

Philadelphia weddings: Kristen Kelly and Michael Moriarty Jr.

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Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee

Mitsubishi Motors to relocate North America HQ to Tennessee

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