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LimeBike scooters for rent on the corner of F Street and Front Street in downtown San Diego on March 1, 2018.
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Pat Loeb
January 25, 2019 - 7:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Electric scooters are propelling commuters around in more than 100 cities — but not Philadelphia. A quirky, 16-year-old state law made Segways the only kind of scooter allowed on Pennsylvania streets and sidewalks. State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman wrote the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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Call it a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Hall now has an X-ray machine and metal detector at the entrance. They went in over the holidays, but they'll get their first real test, this week, when city council gets back in session.
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Pat Loeb
January 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Call it a sign of the times: Philadelphia City Hall now has an X-ray machine and metal detector at the entrance. They went in over the holidays, but they'll get their first real test this week when city council gets back in session. City spokesman Mike Dunn says the...
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A lot of Eagles love at the 2019 Mummers Parade.
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Cherri Gregg
January 03, 2019 - 6:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mummers brigade falsely accused of using blackface during a satirical skit that poked fun at Mayor Jim Kenney, which was based on a cartoon that received little backlash, is speaking out and they want a public apology. The cartoon featured an image of Jay-Z...
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Retiring Pa. Sen. Stewart Greenleaf pushes criminal justice reform, speaking to Philadelphia City Council.
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Pat Loeb
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Sen. Stewart Greenleaf ends a 42-year career in the state legislature this month, but he's hoping to have an influence on the General Assembly's upcoming term. The Montgomery County Republican was an assistant district attorney in the 1970s, and he said...
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Dreamstime
December 20, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Atlanta woman had a beef with the police department of the adjacent town of Statham, where her partner had been — in her opinion — falsely arrested for disorderly conduct after cursing out a police officer. The charges...
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Pat Loeb
December 13, 2018 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council passed more than 40 bills at its final session of 2018, Thursday, but the greatest friction revolved around two bills that it left on the table. One of the measures would have regulated pharmaceutical sales representatives; another would...
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City officials listen to testimony during a hearing Monday on participatory defense, an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system.
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Cherri Gregg
December 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform held a hearing Monday night on an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system. Participatory defense is a pilot initiative that includes intervention by the Defender...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
December 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has been hurrying to get a number of bills passed at this week's session. It's the last one of this calendar year. With some light tax relief among the items on the agenda, council will consider two bills to soften the tax burden. Council...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unusual vote in this week's City Council session surrounding a bill aimed at Big Pharma's role in the opioid crisis revealed a rift among the normally unified Democrats on council. The bill would require drug sales reps to register with the city, wear ID when...
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