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Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington.
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August 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
By Zeke Miller and Ashlety Thomas, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to...
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Community Legal Services
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A program designed to keep older Philadelphians in their homes will expand to more of the city's gentrifying neighborhoods, with the help of state funding for Community Legal Services (CLS). State legislators presented a giant check to CLS attorney Dawn Williams...
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Philadelphia's expanded program to help first-time homebuyers is off to a running start. In its first month, more than 100 people have used the program become homeowners, and the process is proving surprisingly easy to navigate.
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Pat Loeb
July 30, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's expanded program to help first-time homebuyers is off to a running start. In its first month, more than 100 people have used the program to become homeowners, and the process is proving surprisingly easy to navigate. Six years ago, Angela Kraddock was...
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Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia: A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia. A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia. Tiny houses may have started out as a lifestyle choice, but as...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are fighting a proposed federal housing regulation that even its authors acknowledge could leave thousands of children homeless. The rule is intended to keep illegal immigrants out of public housing, but most of those who get evicted would be...
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Astrology.
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June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials love astrology. Law, maybe not so much. That millennials love astrology does not come as a surprise to people following the statistics - more than half of young adults believe it's a true science. Plus, they're...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Construction workers build new housing.
Elise Amendola/AP, file
May 16, 2019 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rose in April, led by an uptick in single-family homes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that homebuilding rose 5.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million. But housing starts fell 2.5% from a year earlier, suggesting that would...
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North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 09, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials Thursday announced a new program that they say will help hundreds of residents become homeowners and will provide game changing help with down payments. Philly First Home will cover six percent of the purchase price of a new home up to $10,000...
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