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No bags at all: N.J. bill advances that would ban both paper and plastic
It comes nearly a year after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a different bag ban, which he said was not tough enough.
55 mins ago
His life sentence commuted, prisoner now faces theft charges dating back to 1992
After 25 years in prison, David Sheppard received clemency for a second-degree murder charge. But he may have to go back to prison for allegedly stealing jeans in 1992.
1 hour ago
President Clinton was impeached 21 years ago. Some parallels run deep
From the politics to the presidents' counternarratives, there are a number of similarities between the events of December 1998 and the proceedings underway now against Trump.
2 hours ago
U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
4 hours ago
Hoping to oust Trump, voters in Philly get ready to run for DNC delegates
The 2020 DNC in Milwaukee may feel a long way away, but voters throughout Philly and its suburbs are already planning how they’ll get there next July.
6 hours ago
Can a diverse neighborhood now integrate its schools? In Mount Airy, it’s happening.
Increasing numbers of catchment families are enrolling in their local District schools in this section of Northwest Philly.
7 hours ago
This is how much Philly’s big buildings are contributing to climate change
Which do you think has more impact, a sports stadium or a supermarket?
9 hours ago
Pa. testing finds elevated levels of PFAS in some drinking water
Pennsylvania regulators found varying levels of toxic heat- and water-resistant chemicals in drinking water supplies across the state.
11 hours ago
Shore man convicted of animal cruelty for leaving caged puppy in rising tide of N.J. bay
A Monmouth County man was convicted Thursday of animal cruelty for leaving a caged dog in a New Jersey bay, prosecutors announced.
Will Toll Brothers build Philadelphia’s first corporate-owned public bathroom?
Callowhill neighbors want a developer to address a persistent neighborhood problem: no place to pee.
13 hours ago
Dental school grads find it hard to beat back student debt
Dentistry can be a lucrative career, but some say rising tuition costs mean massive loans to pay off in a changing market for care.
Lyft is partnering with a Philly social service agency to help people get to work
The ride-hailing service will issue 300 ride credits worth $10 each for clients of Philadelphia Works looking to secure employment.
14 hours ago
Is your landlord responsible for clearing a bedbug infestation? City Council says so in amended bill
Bedbugs found in the first year of a renter’s tenancy will be the landlord’s problem.
23 hours ago
Measles numbers were bad in 2018. This year, they’re even worse
The World Health Organization has released the latest data on measles. The increase in cases is notable — and a sign of how much work needs to be done to address the outbreak.
Flavored vape ban for minors passes in City Council
By restricting where products can be sold, the law aims to prevent minors from getting addicted, but leaves room for adults who vape to quit smoking.
24 hours ago
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