As reporters working in and around Philadelphia, we in the WHYY newsroom see stories come and go. Some last a day. Some last a week or a month. Some last much longer, spawning more and more questions that morph them into complicated, labyrinthine, seemingly endless issues.
And then there’s Foxwoods.
Over the last four or five years, virtually no regional story has had so many twists and turns, so many strange and bizarre and exasperatingly ongoing updates.
There’s this one.
And this one.
Among dozens, if not hundreds, of others.
The mind reels at potential follow ups to the latest bombshell.
Here are some potential angles:
Politics: The ranking Republican on the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee wants to open the casino license to the whole state, stripping Philadelphia of its second casino.
Economics: Even if Philadelphia got another casino, the process is likely to take at least another four years. What’s the economic impact on the city? The state?
Planning: What happens to the site?
Miscellaneous: Are the original alternate sites and developers still on the table? Will Donald Trump poke his head out of the ground once again? What do we make of all this?
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