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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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Philadelphia Fire Department
Rachel Kurland
October 08, 2018 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The annual national observance of Fire Prevention Week has begun, and the Philadelphia Fire Department is encouraging others to practice fire safety. This year's national Fire Prevention Week campaign states, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere."...
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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
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Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner explains the results of a nine-month-long investigation that linked 57 people to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood.
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Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an extensive nine-month-long investigation, Philadelphia investigators have announced charges against 57 people linked to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood. Investigators say German Alameda, along...
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Love Park statue
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Rachel Kurland
October 03, 2018 - 8:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking for somewhere to get married within the next week? Look no further. The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs — in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Office of the City Representative — is looking for LGBTQ+...
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Kensington encampment
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Pat Loeb
October 03, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney called the opioid crisis a "disaster" and has ordered the creation of a emergency response group, according to an executive order he signed off on Wednesday night. The order mobilizes multiple city departments to address different aspects of the...
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Rev. Gregory Holston with members of the group POWER, which has been lobbying for a $15 minimum wage, attended a news conference announcing the bill.
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 9:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney plans to introduce a bill at Thursday's City Council session that would raise the minimum wage for non-union workers in the city and companies the city does business with. The bill would boost their wages to a minimum of $15 per hour by 2022 and would...
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has approved new affordable housing legislation, this time with no new taxes. Council has been trying for more than a year to create a way to keep low-income homeowners in neighborhoods that are changing, either through neglect or the opposite...
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A house with a Puerto Rican flag Puerto Rico.
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The annual ceremony of the raising of the Puerto Rican flag at Philadelphia City Hall seemed more somber than festive Monday, as the aftermath of Hurricane Maria still looms over the island a year later. The flag-raising featured the usual pomp and ceremony, but this...
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Mike DiBerardinis (left) and Brian Abernathy (right)
City of Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city government's managing director is stepping down after less than three years in the job. In January, Mike DiBerardinis' deputy will take over running the day-to-day work of the Kenney administration. Today, @PhillyMayor announced that Managing Director Michael...
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