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June is AIDS Education Month and Philadelphia Fight has organized a number of events designed to prevent HIV and get folks tested as the nonprofit celebrates 25 years of this monthlong event.
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Cherri Gregg
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — June is AIDS Education Month and Philadelphia Fight has organized a number of events designed to prevent HIV and get folks tested as the nonprofit celebrates 25 years of this monthlong event. "People are not going in to get treatment, people still lack access to care...
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Steve Tawa
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears that millennials are behind the eight ball, financially. Data shows as they get just a bit closer to approaching middle age, they're in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them. Bad timing is a part of the equation. Millennials born...
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Lynne Adkins
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia-area vocational-technical school is offering kids a summer camp that give them more profitable skills than archery. Middle school students can get a hands-on account of what it's like to make a cake, fix a car, design a garden or give a facial at...
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Suzanne Monaghan
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some schools are turning to technology to help discourage students from vaping. The most common school vaping hideouts are bathrooms. Video monitoring isn't allowed there, so that's where the Fly Sense Vaping Detector comes in. The device is similar to a smoke...
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Philadelphia's annual pride parade and festival is back and its bigger than ever this year.
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Antionette Lee
June 09, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Philadelphia's annual Pride Parade and Festival is back — and it's bigger than ever. Thousands lined Philadelphia's streets from the heart of the Gayborhood to Penn's Landing, waving their pride flags, screaming and cheering as the colorful floats passed by. Read more now.
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Mutter Museum
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John McDevitt
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The College of Physician's Mütter Museum in Center City is known around the world because of, let's just say, it's unusual medical related collections. A fundraising campaign is underway to expand its exhibit space. "So we have a real, functioning iron lung in our...
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grafitti pier
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Justin Udo
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An iconic Philadelphia pier is getting a much needed makeover. It might be broken down with piles of trash on its bank, but to some, Graffiti pier in Port Richmond is still a beloved treasure to some. "It has meant something significant to the street art community...
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Electric SEPTA Bus
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Paul Kurtz
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA passengers in South Philadelphia are settling into quieter rides now that the transit agency has added electric buses to its fleet. Joe Roccuzzo, a veteran mechanic, was among the first to be trained, and now he's giving guidance to the drivers. "This whole bus...
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Bay Window
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Pat Loeb
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council appears headed to approve a ban on bay windows and balconies in one neighborhood where there's a lot of new construction, possibly as early as Thursday, just three weeks after being introduced. A council committee approved the ban in Point...
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Paper Ballot
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Jim Melwert
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County officials will make some changes to their new paper ballot voting system before the fall election. Montgomery County elections board chief clerk Lee Soltysiak says they got a lot of feedback on the new paper-ballot system, but they heard some...
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