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This March 2, 2018 file photo shows a statue that depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
September 13, 2018 - 12:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the "Early Days" statue, which depicts a Native...
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 Reuben Jones, coordinator of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign, says risk assessment instruments are racially biased.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of protesters gathered outside of City Hall Thursday to rally against a risk assessment tool that could be used to determine which individuals are jailed pre-trial. A campaign called #CLOSEthecreek works to end mass incarceration in Philadelphia and end cash...
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Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 18, 2018 - 9:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- "I do" echoed all throughout Philadelphia Saturday. That's because there were tons of weddings held, not just in the city, but throughout the country. In fact, one study suggests there are more weddings on 8-18-18 than any other day of the year. READ: 8-18-18: The...
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the secret location of 2018 Diner en Blanc was Dilworth Park and Thomas Paine Plaza.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 17, 2018 - 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When you hear Dilworth Park you may think fountains or ice skating. Thomas Paine Plaza is often associated with the Frank Rizzo statue and oversized board game pieces. But Thursday night both spots transformed into a massive dining space for over 5,000 people decked...
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Chief Administrative Officer Christine Derenick-Lopez explains the City of Philadelphia government website redesign.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
August 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some 35,000 people a day use the Philadelphia city government website, and beginning Tuesday, they'll see a new homepage that officials promise will be easier to navigate and offer more information. The redesign, according to Chief Administrative Officer Christine...
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The view southward down North Broad Street from Huntingdon Street.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 10, 2018 - 1:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philly Free Streets returns for its third year on Saturday with a full day of activities. The location this year is along North Broad Street from City Hall all the way to Germantown Avenue. (An outpouring of community support recently extended the route a block...
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Make Art Philly
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 18, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids from throughout the city were invited to participate in a fun-filled day of arts and crafts in the courtyard at City Hall. During the third annual Make Art Philly , artists from more than a dozen disciplines came to help make it a memorable day for the kids...
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City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 11, 2018 - 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said she will audit the Philadelphia Parking Authority, fulfilling a campaign promise. It will be the first city audit of the agency in nine years. Rhynhart said she is going to look at the expenses of the on-street parking operations...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
July 08, 2018 - 11:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials have formally charged the man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl on a southbound Broad Street Line platform. RELATED: Suspect in custody for sex assault of teen at City Hall SEPTA station David Smith now faces more than a dozen charges...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
July 04, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities believe they have captured the man who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl on a SEPTA platform. Officials said SEPTA police arrested a man on Wednesday night at the 69th Street station who fit the description of the suspect and was found in illegal...
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