News chase

    Happy Wednesday, Feeders! Here’s a list of some of the stories we’re chasing (and not chasing) to get you over the hump:


    There are a couple meetings happening in City Hall today, including City Council’s formal adoption of the Marcellus Shale report, which Susan Philips will cover and an update on the city’s business privilege tax brought to you by Tom MacDonald.

    Karen O’Toole will be at today’s DRPA meeting, where toll hikes are once again the slated topic.

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    Shai Ben-Yaacov will also report on City Council legislation. The council is looking to institute a living wage, or, superminimum wage.

    The President’s House opens today on Market Street, but there are many skeptics of the great unveiling. Peter Crimmins is looking to talk to folks who are concerned the house doesn’t accurately portray George Washington’s role in slavery.

    Insurance laws are changing almost daily. Carolyn Beeler will investigate whether the federal government can create insurance mandates, and also look into the newest regulations involving child and continuting health insurance.

    A report from Penn shows the rate of depression is up. But the rate of therapy is down, while prescription drug treatments become more popular. Meggan Kole is out to find the root of the change in treatment.

    What aren’t we covering today?

    The benefits of natural Christmas trees over artifical ones — because, clearly, it’s all about the smell.

    A scared straight-esque program that brings inmates together with troubled youth — there are just too many similar programs and our plate is full today.

    Feed the Feed: What looks most interesting to you today? Is there something on our not-covering list you’d prefer us to look into?

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