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Trump’s black voter outreach looks in part to the pews

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is reaching out to black voters through one of their community's most important institutions — black churches.

Trump’s black voter outreach looks in part to the pews

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is reaching out to black voters through one of their community's most important institutions — black churches.

A Philly Democrat turned a memorial service into a snap election for ward leader

John Del Ricci insists he faithfully followed the Democratic Party’s bylaws. His critics say the memorial service was a sham and a set-up. A challenge to the election is expected.

A Philly Democrat turned a memorial service into a snap election for ward leader

John Del Ricci insists he faithfully followed the Democratic Party’s bylaws. His critics say the memorial service was a sham and a set-up. A challenge to the election is expected.

Pa. officials want Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp harassment policies after scandal

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp its personnel policies after the scandal involving a former assistant director.

Pa. officials want Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp harassment policies after scandal

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp its personnel policies after the scandal involving a former assistant director.
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First she helped Philly kids in crisis. Now her job is to help ensure the future of Mayor Kenney’s pre-K program.

The new Office of Children and Families, run by Cynthia Figueroa, will oversee existing city departments that serve kids, including the mayor’s signature pre-K and community schools programs, and will work closely with other city departments to find ways to improve those services.

Philadelphia asked residents what they think of city government and most aren’t satisfied

Results of the survey were somewhat mixed, but city residents really want improvements to streets, policing, and other public safety services.

Pa. is getting a different kind of ‘early voting’ in time for the 2020 election

It’s not technically what most people understand as “early voting,” but it’s a method for people to cast ballots in person in advance of the actual election day, without worrying about deadlines and mail problems.

Iranians in Philly are dealing with jangled nerves and fears for family overseas

Iranians in Philadelphia are concerned they could become targets of harassment, and their livelihoods put at risk. And they fear their tax dollars could help fund American military operations that hurt or kill family members in Iran.

A Mummer who wore blackface is a Philly Carpenters union official. The union denounced his actions.

The carpenters union in Philadelphia is attempting to distance itself from an official with one its local chapters who wore blackface in this year’s Mummers Parade.

Special elections bring out the big spender in Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai

Turzai consistently casts himself as a fiscal conservative. But one duty of the speaker — calling for special elections to fill vacant state House seats — brings out the big spender in the Allegheny County Republican.

Elizabeth Warren is gearing up for the 2020 Pennsylvania primary

Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Pennsylvania is being fueled by a growing grassroots movement supporting the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia, where her campaign just opened its first field office in the state.

Joe Biden told this protester to ‘vote for Trump.’ Bernie Sanders just hired him.

A immigrant-rights protester whose exchange with former vice president Joe Biden made headlines was hired by Bernie Sanders’ campaign this week.

2020 is set to be a big year for Philly workers. Here’s what to watch for in City Hall.

Two major worker protection laws are going into effect this year, the airport is negotiating its lease agreement with a major employer, and more.

Mayor Kenney’s second term is underway. Here’s what he promised to do.

Mayor Jim Kenney began his second term in office, touting progress made over the last four years and promising to confront gun violence and other stubborn challenges that he blamed on decades of "economic and racial inequality.”

City Council gets a leadership shakeup, with Cherelle Parker beating Bobby Henon

The leadership election was the sharpest rebuke yet of Bobby Henon from his colleagues since he and other officials with the local electricians union were indicted on federal corruption and fraud charges last year.

‘If you don’t want to move your car, tough.’ Citywide street sweeping is coming, Kenney says.

Street sweeping is coming to every Philadelphia neighborhood in the next few years, Mayor Jim Kenney said — and that could mean masses of residents having to regularly move their cars.

A new City Council just took office. Here are the top issues to watch.

A younger, more liberal City Council is coming to Philadelphia. Council members will take their oaths of office Monday, when Mayor Jim Kenney also will be inaugurated for a second term.

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