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President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

BY: - January 12, 2024

President Joe Biden is coming to Pennsylvania for a third visit of the year on Monday, to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Philadelphia.

President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Monday

BY: - December 10, 2023

The visit to Philadelphia on Monday will be his ninth trip to the city of Brotherly Love in 2023.

GOP Senate candidate McCormick unveils China policy during Philadelphia speech

BY: - December 7, 2023

China has already emerged as one of the key issues in the 2024 race between McCormick and his opponent, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

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Philadelphia commissioner pushes back after Trump tells supporters to ‘guard the vote’

BY: - December 3, 2023

"This is nothing new, Trump says these things before every election," Lisa Deeley said in a post to social media.

Are rents rising in your Philly neighborhood? Don’t blame the baristas.

BY: - November 26, 2023

The appearance of specialty coffee shops and baristas signifies that a neighborhood is becoming trendy and more expensive. So what do baristas think?

Allegheny and Philadelphia counties spurred higher-than-usual turnout for an off-year election

BY: - November 10, 2023

Turnout was higher than usual for an odd-year election, propelled in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties by top-of-ballot races.

Jill Biden to visit Philadelphia this week

BY: - October 23, 2023

Jill Biden will be in Philadelphia on Friday, the White House announced, as part of an event to mark National Civics Day, which commemorates the date in 1787 when the Federalist Papers were published. The 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay were intended to promote the U.S. Constitution.  Biden will […]

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Compassion and science must lead in safe injection debate | Commentary

BY: - October 15, 2023

By Dwayne D. Royster Across Philadelphia, the overdose epidemic is ripping apart families and shattering lives. Marginalized communities suffer the most, perpetuating a cycle of suffering borne of generations of disinvestment and exacerbated by COVID-19. We must take a thoughtful and compassionate approach to addressing this crisis.  First, we must confront a sobering reality: the […]

Biden touts ‘transformational’ hydrogen hub economy in Philadelphia visit

BY: and - October 13, 2023

PHILADELPHIA  — President Joe Biden told an audience of union workers and elected officials gathered at the Tioga Marine Terminal on Friday that $7 billion going toward seven regional hydrogen power hubs in 16 states would be “transformational” for the United States. “I truly believe that this country is about to take off because, for […]

President Biden to visit Philadelphia on Friday

BY: - October 9, 2023

President Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Friday, making his eighth trip to the city of Brotherly Love in 2023. According to a release from the White House, Biden will “discuss how his Bidenomics agenda is creating good-paying union jobs, investing in infrastructure, accelerating the transition to a clean energy future, and combatting the climate […]

Biden campaign launches new ad focused on the president’s Scranton roots

BY: - October 3, 2023

A new ad from the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign points to President Joe Biden’s upbringing in Scranton as giving him a unique perspective on —  and empathy for— the struggles of middle class Americans. “He grew up a middle-class kid in a middle-class town,” the ad’s voiceover begins, “and while Joe Biden’s traveled far and wide, […]

Report faults EPA for not enforcing limits on toxic benzene emissions at oil refineries

BY: - September 11, 2023

The federal Environmental Protection Agency must do a better job ensuring that oil refineries that exceed emissions limits for benzene, a toxic, carcinogenic pollutant, cut those concentrations, the agency’s inspector general found. “Thirteen of the 118 refineries we reviewed had benzene concentrations above the action level in 20 or more weeks after the initial exceedance,” […]