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Philly selects diverse team of LGBT residents to change face of local boards, commissions
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Pat Loeb
November 28, 2018 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs has selected the first group of 20 people to go through its Community Leadership Pipeline. The six-month program seeks to get younger, more diverse people actively engaged in the community. Congrats to those selected to...
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2018 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has his first primary opponent in his bid for re-election in 2019. It's former City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Butkovitz has been signalling his interest in the mayor's race just about since he lost his bid for a third term as controller...
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Rachel Kurland
November 07, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever walked around Philly and needed a coffee fix, chances are you've stopped in a Saxbys. And the numbers substantiate the Philadelphia-based coffee chain's success. Saxbys has been listed on the Inc. 5000's list of the fastest-growing private companies ...
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Gov. Tom Wolf (second from right) greets voters at Relish restaurant along Ogontz Avenue before he and other top Democratic politicians voted in York County.
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Kristen Johanson
November 06, 2018 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the middle of the election chaos, some of the top Democratic leaders in the city and state rallied together for lunch in Northwest Philadelphia Tuesday. Dozens of politicians lined up for lunch at Relish restaurant along Ogontz Avenue before they went off to vote...
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Philly responds to Trump Administration's attempt to redefine gender
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Cherri Gregg
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The City of Philadelphia, the LGBTQ community and trans allies are responding strongly in opposition to the Trump administration's attempt to redefine gender. If approved, it would limit gender to an unchangeable condition defined at birth. Transgender woman and...
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PHILADELPHIA, PA. - March 13 : 30th Street Station, a national Register of Historic Places, AMTRAK Train Station in Philadelphia, PA on March 13, 2016
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Antionette Lee
October 15, 2018 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As part of it's CONNECT week, the Philadelphia Mayor's Office released plans for a pilot program to improve traffic in the 30th Street Station area. One of the many initiatives that will come out this week includes a plan that places traffic control police around 30th...
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City Hall celebrated love Thursday with a handful of LGBTQ marriages and vow renewals led by Mayor Jim Kenney.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Hall celebrated love Thursday with a handful of LGBTQ marriages and vow renewals led by Mayor Jim Kenney. Mark Jerde and Neal Orzeck celebrated National Coming Out Day with a 10-year marriage vow renewal officiated by Judges Ann M. Butchart, Daniel J. Anders and...
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Kenyatta Johnson led the effort to stop keeping 30 percent of the bail that defendants post.
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's criminal court system changed two of its rules on Wednesday. One was a victory for criminal justice reform advocates. One was an unexpected setback. The advocates, including city councilmen Kenyatta Johnson, Curtis Jones, Derek Green, Council President...
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Pat Loeb
October 10, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Safety first." That's the theme of the Kenney administration's plan for addressing transportation issues in Philadelphia, released Wednesday. The plan lays out improvements the city hopes to make over the next seven years. Everyone complains about traffic, but it...
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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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