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Pat Loeb
June 13, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council Thursday gave final approval to a controversial plan for a liquefied natural gas plant in Southwest Philadelphia. Both critics and supporters turned out in force for the vote. On one side were environmentalists, including 16-year-old Sabirah Mahmud, who...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Democrats will face a dizzying ballot next Tuesday in the primary election. There are 30 judicial candidates for nine seats on three courts; 13 candidates for two city commissioner slots. But the largest race is for City Council-at-large, where 28...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says his new plan for economic growth includes strategies to make sure everyone in the city benefits, even those who have traditionally been left behind. There's an old saying that the best social program is a job and that is pretty much...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The first round of campaign finance reports for Philadelphia's May primary were due last week and they showed a wide gap between candidates for city offices. Some candidates expect to benefit from PAC money, even if it's not contributed directly to them. Incumbent...
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A man rides a scooter Oct. 4, 2018, in Tempe.
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major step forward has been made in getting electric scooters legalized in Philadelphia. Lawmakers in Harrisburg introduced legislation Tuesday that would make them legal in the state for the first time. Coincidentally, Philadelphia City Council is holding hearings...
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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 - 7:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council returns from a month-long break on Thursday. They will be asked to look at neighborhood development. Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez plans to introduce two bills. One would reform the land bank that she helped create, with high hopes, in...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Councilman Curtis Jones is concerned about the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in part of his district, so he introduced a bill Thursday that would restrict them from specific sites. Jones said three dispensaries are permitted for just a half-mile span...
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A water main manhole cover on pavement.
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Pat Loeb
October 30, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the next two days, every Philadelphia water customer will be receiving a postcard about a new insurance option that will cover the pipes between their homes and the water department mains. City officials are fully behind the effort, which was spearheaded by...
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Marijuana grows in the newly opened Cresco Labs medical marijuana plant in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
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Pat Loeb
October 09, 2018 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will host a national cannabis conference that seeks to help people of color get a foothold in the burgeoning industry. The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) aims to reduce the stigma of cannabis and develop more opportunities in...
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