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Hamilton, in fiction and history, is key to understanding the electoral college
When the Supreme Court ruled this past week on "faithless electors," Hamilton's name appeared five times. But the story is a little more complicated than the Broadway show.
4 hours ago
Kids feel pandemic stress too. Here’s how to help them thrive
For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood.
6 hours ago
Channeling protest energy, a Delco street fair highlights Black business owners
Building on calls for racial justice, a teen in Media worked with local organizations to connect people with Black-owned businesses in the region.
11 new Philly restaurants that opened despite the pandemic
If you’re looking for seafood or sweets, you’re in luck.
8 hours ago
Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse
Experts predicted states that saw increases in cases and hospitalizations would, at some point, see deaths rise too. Now that's happening.
9 hours ago
N.J. bill sets hefty fine for intentionally releasing, tethering balloons
The bill prohibits the intentional release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gases and intentionally leaving tethered balloons unattended.
Buses pose particular challenge for schools’ pandemic plans
The majority of the state's public school districts contract with private companies to provide bus transportation, and those companies have difficulty finding enough drivers.
10 hours ago
Organizers scramble for signatures to block Norristown sewer sale
In June, the borough’s council approved an $82 million sale of its sewer system, but critics say the process is rushed and won’t benefit residents.
11 hours ago
Anatomy of a COVID-19 conspiracy theory
Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been a breeding ground for them.
12 hours ago
COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp
Essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they'll qualify for workers' compensation to cover lost wages and medical care.
14 hours ago
Delaware launches statewide family reentry program
A statewide pilot program will allow people recently released from prison to move in with family members living in public housing.
17 hours ago
Nation’s pediatricians walk back support for in-person school
They made it clear that while in-person school provides crucial benefits to children, "Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics."
1 day ago
ICE, Pa. courts push back on bids to free immigrant families in Berks Center due to COVID-19
As the coronavirus sweeps through congregate settings, calls have amplified to release immigrants held at family detention centers.
St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown lives — Historical Commission delays demolition vote
A bitterly fought-over Fishtown icon will survive at least another month after heated debate over whether the crumbling landmark can be saved.
Sussex prison joins nearby beach areas as Delaware’s newest coronavirus epicenter
Corrections officials had eliminated an earlier outbreak at the state’s biggest state prison near Smyrna. Now its facility in Georgetown has become a hot spot.
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