Wendy is a reporter on the investigations team, taking deep dives on a variety of topics with an eye towards shedding light on a problem and examining possible solutions.

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Líderes del gobierno local renuevan esfuerzos para cumplir la ley que protege a inmigrantes de estafadores

Una ley de 2014, que protege a inmigrantes de estafadores, fue ignorada desde su promulgación. Ahora, los líderes de la ciudad prometen "ponerse al día" y disponer recursos para hacerla cumplir.

Philadelphia leaders renew efforts to enforce law to protect immigrants from fraud

A 2014 law to protect immigrants from profiteers went ignored from the start. Now city leaders promise to "get on it" and put new muscle into enforcement.

Parents, teachers push Gov. Tom Wolf to declare Philadelphia schools a ‘disaster’ area due to asbestos

Their push came as district officials closed two more city schools — Barton Elementary in Feltonville and Sullivan Elementary in Frankford — because of damaged asbestos.

Durante años, dos estafadores del área de Filadelfia engañaron a inmigrantes y se salieron con la suya

Algunos inmigrantes huyen del crimen y la violencia, solo para ser víctimas de proveedores de servicios fraudulentos de inmigración en el área de Filadelfia.

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Two Philly-area fraudsters took money from immigrants, stole their ‘American dream’ — and went unchecked for years

Some immigrants flee crime and violence, only to fall prey to fraudulent immigration services providers in the Philadelphia area.

Did workers spread asbestos at a Philly school? The district is investigating.

Hopkinson Elementary will remain closed for a third day while the district conducts air sampling to test for asbestos fibers. Union leaders learned Friday of potential contamination during a ceiling tile replacement job over the summer.

Asbestos forces closure of another Philly school

Hopkinson Elementary, a crowded Juniata K-8 that educates 850 students, will be closed at least Monday and Tuesday while air testing is completed in the building.

Woman who posed as Northeast Philadelphia ‘lawyer’ pleads guilty to defrauding immigrants

Ana Molina, of Cherry Hill, ran an immigration services business out of an Oxford Circle storefront, pretended to be a lawyer and preyed on immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship.

Philadelphia teachers union to sue School District over asbestos

The teachers' union said Monday it will sue the School District over its botched handling of damaged asbestos after teachers at a North Philadelphia elementary school were ordered back into their building even though later air testing showed elevated levels of the cancinogenic fibers.

New asbestos contamination closes McClure Elementary for a second time

Two days after reopening, the Hunting Park school has closed due to health concerns.