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Philly Council committee moves plastic bag ban to final vote, but kills 15-cent fee
Philadelphia took one step closer to banning single-use bags Tuesday but axed a 15-cent fee on thicker plastic and recyclable paper bags.
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‘Silver tsunami’ of manufacturing retirements pushes Pa. to prioritize STEM education
The problem is especially dire in Berks County, where thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs need to be filled in coming years as baby boomers retire.
Pa. House moves to exempt volunteer fire companies from open records requests
The decision, which prompted debate Tuesday, is part of an effort to bolster struggling first-responders.
9 hours ago
Commission recommends 100 ways N.J. can help returning citizens adjust to life back home
Speakers at a Tuesday press conference in Trenton highlighted the recommendations, which involved issues of addiction, health care, jobs, housing and the law.
10 hours ago
Should landlords be responsible for a bedbug infestation? New bill passes remediation costs to tenants.
The bill that advanced would hold landlords responsible for remediating bedbugs if they are discovered within 90 days of a lease’s commencement.
11 hours ago
Del. police add behavioral health unit to answer addiction, mental health needs
The department joins a growing effort to team up with behavioral health experts to help people with substance use disorder or mental health issues.
12 hours ago
Thousands to scour N.J. beaches during massive fall trash sweep
Volunteers will scour tidal waterways for debris, documenting the quantity and types of garage found.
14 hours ago
Thanks to increased traffic prediction, Garden State Parkway drivers won’t see a toll increase
Authority officials say toll increases won't be needed due to increased traffic and revenue predicted for 2020.
Powerful new Pa. House committee considers overhauling lobbying rules
The House Oversight Committee was created in January, and held its first hearing Monday.
15 hours ago
Sickle cell cures are near, but some adults worry inadequate care could make them ineligible
Care for adults with sickle cell disease has lagged behind pediatric care. Some adults may not be well enough to receive cures when they come.
16 hours ago
15 Philly Halloween parties bringing spooky, mysterious fun
Wear costumes, eat candy and get tricky with dance moves.
17 hours ago
Some lawmakers are trying to effectively ban abortions in Pa.
The measure would outlaw abortions from the time a fetal heartbeat is detected. That’s usually around six or seven weeks—before most women know they are pregnant.
19 hours ago
‘Libraries saved my life’: Third-party candidates dominate City Council forum in North Philly
None of the five Democratic nominees and only two of the five Republicans showed up.
20 hours ago
Chester brewery hopes to hire city residents as it expands
The Larimer Beer Company hopes to hire residents from the City of Chester as they expand their footprint in the city.
21 hours ago
Going to school in Kensington amid drug crisis: ‘We need to be beacons of hope’
Schools in Kensington strive to be safe havens from violence and drug use, while also helping kids deal with the emotional trauma they carry inside.
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