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Cherri Gregg
April 02, 2020 - 8:43 pm
City officials reported eight new coronavirus cases in Philadelphia jails in just one day, bringing the total to 20 inmate infections as of Thursday. The announcement comes as more advocates demand answers. Read more here.
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Economic impact of coronavirus
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:55 pm
Unemployment has skyrocketed in Pennsylvania, with nearly 800,000 people filing claims since mid-March. But the state’s unemployment system seems to be seizing up from the record number of people attempting to file claims. Read more here.
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Secretary of the Department of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
Although social distancing is crucial, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in an interview with KYW Newsradio that domestic flights should not be temporarily grounded during the coronavirus crisis. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:14 pm
Pickup and delivery services are saving the day at small breweries in the Delaware Valley. However, some are faring better than others. Read more here.
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CAMBRIDGE, WI - APRIL 25: Cows eat before being milked on Hinchley's Dairy Farm on April 25, 2017 near Cambridge, Wisconsin.
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Mark Abrams
April 02, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Dairy farmers in some parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania were forced to dump tens of thousands of gallons of milk this week because the dairies they feed were full. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 02, 2020 - 3:59 pm
What's it like to live through the coronavirus? A resident of the Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood who contracted COVID-19 last month and is now on the mend tells his story. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 02, 2020 - 3:02 pm
It only took 12 minutes on Thursday for Philadelphia City Council to unanimously pass the Kenney administration’s request for $85 million to fight COVID-19. Read more here.
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SEPTA buses at Frankford terminal in Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
April 02, 2020 - 12:15 pm
SEPTA workers say they're at risk for contracting the coronavirus on the job, and their union says the transit agency isn't doing enough to keep them safe. Read more here.
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Three-packs of N95 respiratory masks
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Antionette Lee
April 02, 2020 - 11:48 am
A group making sure the city's vulnerable population is not forgotten during the pandemic says they are also in need of protective equipment to keep their community safe. Read more here.
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Reading Terminal Market
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Hadas Kuznits
April 02, 2020 - 11:36 am
Reading Terminal Market is still open during the coronavirus pandemic. But ever since the virus forced business closures and stay-at-home orders across the state, online orders have skyrocketed 80 times more than usual. Read more here.
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