The Supreme Court in Washington.
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AP News
February 24, 2020 - 6:55 pm
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples, a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court. Read more here.
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Black History Month banner
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Hadas Kuznits
February 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
February is Black History Month, and a local therapist suggests it's also a good time to open up a conversation about race with your children, especially in families that are not ethnically diverse. Read more here.
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Lights On Afterschool
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Paul Kurtz
October 25, 2019 - 6:04 pm
A nationwide event that draws attention to after-school programs is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with thousands of activities, and hundreds of Philadelphia students took part. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 10, 2019 - 9:35 pm
Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution it had defeated just four months ago, providing a glimpse into how things operate behind the scenes in the legislative body.
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Pennsylvania's secretary of health, Dr. Rachel Levine (C), was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 03, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's secretary of health was in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, gathering information about child and maternal health. Dr. Rachel Levine was at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gathering information for the governor's Ready To Start program, in which...
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Family and home.
Pat Loeb
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Department of Human Services is trying a new strategy to keep families together, even after a report of abuse or neglect. DHS began struggling with excessive caseloads five years ago when it began outsourcing social work, just as Pennsylvania's child...
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Governor Phil Murphy signs sweeping legislation to expand paid family leave on February 19, 2019, in Piscataway.
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Ian Bush
February 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Workers in New Jersey will be able to take more time for family leave - and for more reasons - under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. Think of this as paid family leave 2.0 in the state. The expanded program allows workers to take up to 12 weeks...
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Councilman David Oh.
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Pat Loeb
February 12, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council hearing Tuesday became a forum for parents whose children were removed by Philadelphia child welfare officials. The hearing was called by Councilman David Oh after he had a personal run-in with the system when his child was injured, and...
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Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno, second right, and his wife Rocio, right, meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, second left, and his wife Karen at the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 28, 2018.
AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa
June 29, 2018 - 11:21 am
By Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had a blunt message for three Central American governments: You must do more to stop migrants who enter the United States illegally. "This exodus must end," Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File
June 18, 2018 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to...
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