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Higher wages, sick pay now attached to Pennsylvania’s incentives
Wolf signed an executive order requiring companies receiving incentives to pay at least $13.50 an hour, rising to $15 an hour in 2024.
5 hours ago
Philly gets another $35 million for rental assistance, but it’s far from enough
Tens of thousands of people affected by the pandemic are still waiting for help from the city’s emergency fund. The additional money will help just a fraction.
Wolf Administration ramps up efforts to recruit school bus drivers
The state is at its lowest number of bus drivers in five years — with about 42,000.
6 hours ago
‘Simply not true’: Delco DA disputes narrative of bystander inaction during alleged rape on SEPTA train
“There is a narrative out there that people sat on the EL train and watched this transpire and took videos of it for their own gratification,” he said.
Piedmont Airlines flight attendants at PHL unanimously vote to authorize a strike
Piedmont, a subsidiary of American Airlines, is a regional carrier with hubs in Philadelphia and Charlotte that flies to more than 55 cities around the United States.
7 hours ago
New blueprint hopes to reverse revolving door at Delaware prisons
More than 65% of people released from Delaware prisons in 2016 were re-convicted within three years. A new blueprint from the state aims to change that.
8 hours ago
CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that next shot.
Philly teens drank less soda after the beverage tax took effect, new study finds
The research from CHOP and UPenn showed a significant drop compared to other cities.
9 hours ago
More than a ‘stump speech’: Local orgs to host Montco magisterial judge candidate forum
Masks will be required for this nonpartisan event, which will also be livestreamed for those who prefer to watch at home.
10 hours ago
Philly broadband survey: 84 percent of homes have high-speed internet, up from 70 in 2019
Local government was eager to learn how discounted or free broadband access programs affected digital access across Philly. With updated stats, it can focus on what works.
Reinstated Philly police officer, fired for assaulting Dunkin’ Donuts worker, charged with another assault
Marion, a nine-year veteran of the department, was previously charged with assault in connection with a 2015 incident outside a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot.
11 hours ago
Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise
“Climate change is first and foremost a health crisis unfolding across the U.S.,” said Dr. Renee Salas, a co-author of one of the reports.
12 hours ago
Pediatricians say the mental health crisis among kids has become a national emergency
Three leading pediatric health organizations are sounding the alarm about "soaring rates" of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among children and adolescents.
13 hours ago
All Philly schools are supposed to have a gender neutral bathroom, but they’re often hard to access
Some buildings place them in the nurse’s office, or down a locked hallway.
14 hours ago
CDC says toss onions if you don’t know where they came from to avoid salmonella
A salmonella poisoning outbreak has affected more than 30 states. Federal health officials link it to onions grown in Chihuahua, Mexico, distributed by ProSource Inc.
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