Benjamin Lerner.
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Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney signs domestic workers bill of rights.
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Pat Loeb
November 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
A new law that takes effect next May will provide protection for some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable workers: nannies, maids and other domestic employees. Read more here.
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This week's panel includes Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad and Rutgers constitutional law professor Stacy Hawkins, and Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen.
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November 17, 2019 - 9:03 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about Hollywood entertainment mogul Byron Allen's race discrimination suit against Comcast.
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Jack Stollsteimer testifying at Senate.
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Jim Melwert
November 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Last week’s big sweep for suburban Democrats included the first Democrat to be elected Delaware County District Attorney. Read more here.
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Photo of a gun.
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Pat Loeb
November 04, 2019 - 4:33 pm
Philadelphia officials Monday made their first attempt to enforce a 2008 law requiring that gun owners report lost or stolen weapons within 24 hours. Read more here.
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Willie Veasy is one of the 17 wrongfully convicted people to find freedom with help from Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
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Cherri Gregg
October 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project , which has helped 17 wrongfully convicted people find freedom, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Wednesday night at a gala at the National Constitution Center.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
October 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
The state Senate has sent the House a bill to eliminate child marriage in Pennsylvania.
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The Philadelphia Bar Association is dedicating Oct. 16 to offering free legal advice to those who may need it.
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Antionette Lee
October 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
Members of the Philadelphia Bar Association are reminding survivors that they're available to help during the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov, Pardons Board Provide Update on Pardons Process, Benefit to Those with Marijuana Convictions.
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Cherri Gregg
October 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced last week a new expedited process for forgiving marijuana convictions.
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AG Josh Shapiro meets with Uber, Lyft drivers.
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Kim Glovas
September 03, 2019 - 5:55 pm
Uber and Lyft drivers appealed to Shapiro to change rules for independent contractors.
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