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How Mayor Jim Kenney abruptly ended years of delays to remove the Frank Rizzo statue

The removal came after years of debate and delay that led activists to question whether Kenney, who in his early political career espoused tough-on-crime positions that would have sat well with Rizzo, was truly invested in removing the statue.

Nikil Saval is declared winner over Pennsylvania state Sen. Larry Farnese in Philly Democratic primary

The contest between Saval and Farnese was the latest battle in the ongoing war between the old and new schools of Philadelphia politics.

Nikil Saval is declared winner over Pennsylvania state Sen. Larry Farnese in Philly Democratic primary

The contest between Saval and Farnese was the latest battle in the ongoing war between the old and new schools of Philadelphia politics.

Biden fans and the Pa. Democratic establishment are taking a quiet primary victory lap

The army of establishment Democrats in Pa. who long backed Biden and fans who liked him from the get-go are celebrating.

Biden fans and the Pa. Democratic establishment are taking a quiet primary victory lap

The army of establishment Democrats in Pa. who long backed Biden and fans who liked him from the get-go are celebrating.

Want to see election results? Settle in, it’s going to take a while.

Pennsylvania held its primary election, but only a fraction of the votes had been tallied Tuesday night. It will take take days to count them all.

Want to see election results? Settle in, it’s going to take a while.

Pennsylvania held its primary election, but only a fraction of the votes had been tallied Tuesday night. It will take take days to count them all.
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Voters undeterred by coronavirus and inspired by protests turn out for an unprecedented Pa. primary

Many said they voted as their own form of democratic expression, the importance of which felt heightened this week.

Biden accuses Trump of ‘accelerating’ divisions and vows racial reconciliation in Philly speech

Speaking at a moment of peril across the country was Biden’s most prominent step back onto the national stage since the 2020 campaign went underground.

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Pa. sending 500 more National Guard troops to Philadelphia area in a messy scramble. | Maria Panaritis

George Floyd protests across the country means getting help securing Philadelphia amid protests and looting is harder to come by than usual.

Polling locations in Northwest Philly got the wrong voting machines, causing confusion and long lines

The ward in Northwest Philadelphia is one of the highest turnout locations in the city. "It was a mess," a member of City Council said.

Philly plans to increase police funding while cutting city services. Critics say that’s a mistake.

About one-quarter of the city's nearly $5 billion budget is allocated toward criminal justice programs such as police and prisons.

VIDEO: Biden's speech at City Hall addresses protests, calls for police reform

Former Vice President Joe Biden called protests in Philadelphia and across the U.S. “a wake-up call for our nation.”

Philly has mail ballot drop boxes for voters today. Find yours here.

Philadelphia voters who don’t have time to send back their mail ballots for Tuesday’s primary can instead drop them off at multiple locations across the city.

What we’re watching for in Tuesday’s unprecedented Pa. primary election

Election officials were already facing huge challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic — before protests and looting.

Philly officials are scrambling to prepare for Tuesday’s primary election as unrest continues

Officials relocated staff and about 30,000 ballots from their offices in City Hall as protesters set fire to cars outside and smashed windows.

The top races to watch in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary

This election marks the first time the very act of casting a ballot has completely overshadowed the candidates running.

Another loss from coronavirus: The rituals of election day

Those who seek office or run campaigns in Pennsylvania say nobody has a clue how Tuesday’s primary election might go.

Mayor Jim Kenney vows Philly police will be respectful of protesters at George Floyd demonstration

The Philadelphia demonstration is planned for noon Saturday at City Hall. Kenney said the city’s experience handling large demonstrations has prepared it for the protest.

One Pa. candidate is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure office will open future opportunities

Just five women have held statewide elected office for executive positions in Pennsylvania in 66 years. Nina Ahmad, running for Auditor General, seeks to expand that list.

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