Opinion

It’s up to the states to protect our drinking water | Editorial

Uncertainty about levels of drinking water contamination and remediation costs should not stand in the way of action in Harrisburg and other state capitals.

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Lead poisoning is a crisis Philadelphia can actually fix | Editorial

These hazards hit an old city like ours hard, not just because of the age of so many residences and schools, but because of the serious harm such toxins inflict on children.
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Lead poisoning is a crisis Philadelphia can actually fix | Editorial

These hazards hit an old city like ours hard, not just because of the age of so many residences and schools, but because of the serious harm such toxins inflict on children.
Opinion

A few ways to check City Council’s ability to influence public land sales | Editorial

A recent Inquirer election poll found that 57 percent of Philadelphia voters want to see the practice of councilmanic privilege reduced or eliminated.
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A few ways to check City Council’s ability to influence public land sales | Editorial

A recent Inquirer election poll found that 57 percent of Philadelphia voters want to see the practice of councilmanic privilege reduced or eliminated.
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District land deal raises questions on Councilmanic prerogative, again | Editorial

The ultimate question is who gets to determine what gets developed in a neighborhood -- and by whom.
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District land deal raises questions on Councilmanic prerogative, again | Editorial

The ultimate question is who gets to determine what gets developed in a neighborhood -- and by whom.
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Get menacing off-roaders off the streets | Editorial

Many ATV riders are oblivious to the presence, the safety, and indeed, the rights, of other people to use the city’s already overburdened street and highway network.

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Minority firms face too little progress | Editorial

A report showing some progress toward minority owned businesses winning a fair share of city contracts seems underwhelming.

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Zoning based on `Bay-Windows Theory’ won’t stop gentrification | Editorial

It’s questionable whether broken windows had an impact on crime. We question whether banning bay windows will impact gentrification.

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When it comes to cyber charters, doing nothing is not an option | Editorial

The most troubling finding is that cyber charters show overwhelmingly negative results in academic growth of students. But this is not exactly news.

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Racist cop Facebook posts are a public safety problem | Editorial

We give police enormous powers – to arrest, search and use deadly force – to protect citizens. That’s why the existence of these racist posts represents a crisis in this city and elsewhere.

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Philly street sweeping program hits a road bump | Editorial

A recent report says that the much anticipated pilot program of street sweeping that the city launched in April may have encountered a glitch: the trucks are too big for many of the narrow streets in the pilot neighborhoods.

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Are Camden and Philly homicides worth looking at as a single problem? | Editorial

Seventeen homicides have occurred in Camden so far this year, more than double the number at this point during 2018.

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Could raising the minimum wage help save lives? | Editorial

Pa.’s minimum wage and suicide rate might seem unrelated at first, but a recent study suggests a troubling connection.

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Why aren’t dangerous schools a higher priority? | Editorial

Crumbling, aging, ill-maintained school buildings are not just health hazards to our children, but physical symbols of the decades of shortchanging the education of our city’s children

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Treating overdose deaths like murder will only deter 911 calls for help | Editorial

The irony is that while there is no evidence that drug delivery resulting in death charges deter drug use, there is reason to believe that they deter another behavior -- calling 911.

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Charter school reform bills don’t make the grade | Editorial

What is driving lawmakers to untether charters from the local systems that support and oversee them?

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In battles over abortion rights, choice matters most in the voting booth | Editorial

The path to protecting reproductive rights and women’s health in Pennsylvania goes through the ballot box.

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Mayor Jim Kenney won the Philadelphia primary; so did the soda tax | Editorial

With Mayor Kenney’s primary win, the soda tax is likely here to stay and Philadelphia should be proud of it.

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