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Philly tourism takes a hit from pandemic
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Kim Glovas
June 30, 2020 - 1:59 pm
To give the tourism industry a friendly boost, Visit Philadelphia is encouraging the 4.1 million residents throughout the tri-state area to play tourist in their own city. Read more here.
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Philadelphia skyline
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Pat Loeb
June 30, 2020 - 1:35 pm
The city's health commissioner announced on Tuesday that Philadelphia will not move into the full "green" phase of Pennsylvania's recovery and reopening strategy as planned on Friday. Read the latest here.
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Dave Uram
June 30, 2020 - 10:26 am
If and when the NBA restarts its season at the end of July, the league intends to use platforms available to continue the push for social justice. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
June 30, 2020 - 8:58 am
As the Philadelphia region continues the first week of the "green" phase, local health officials are sharing some important reminders — and lessons learned. Read more here.
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Face mask vending machine
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Mike DeNardo
June 30, 2020 - 4:15 am
Forgot your face mask at home or on the train? Now at Suburban Station, just pop $3 into a RapidMask2GO vending machine and you'll get an individually wrapped mask. Read more here.
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Vashti DuBois, executive director and founder of The Colored Girls Museum in Germantown.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 29, 2020 - 8:10 pm
Two African-American museums in Philadelphia are asking people to help them with renovations and necessary coronavirus safety measures so they can safely reopen their doors to the community. Read more here.
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Self-swab coronavirus test kit
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Jim Melwert
June 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
After conducting more than 11,000 tests for the coronavirus, the community-based testing site in Blue Bell will shut down on Tuesday. But next week, Montgomery County will open more walk-up sites, similar to the ones currently in Norristown and Pottstown. Read more here.
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Supreme Court protests
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Pat Loeb
June 29, 2020 - 4:16 pm
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, which struck down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, is a relief to Philadelphia-area abortion rights advocates — and a disappointment to pro-life activists. Read more here.
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Woman jogging with dog
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Justin Udo
June 29, 2020 - 2:22 pm
At least a dozen races in Philadelphia have been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but city officials hope a new monthlong challenge will spark that spirit of competition anew, and get folks moving. Read more here.
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Online learning
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Mike DeNardo
June 29, 2020 - 12:42 pm
A new survey of Philadelphia teachers shows that most prefer a schedule of alternating weeks of in-person and virtual education when classes resume after the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more here.
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