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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) arrive to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School
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Pat Loeb
August 12, 2020 - 9:15 pm
Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris came out swinging at the Trump administration as they made their first appearance together on the third anniversary of the white supremacy march that Biden has said convinced him to enter the presidential race. Read more here.
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Lower Perk Little League's Erin Eperthener's son, Louie, pitching.
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Jim Melwert
August 12, 2020 - 3:41 pm
Officials running one Montgomery County youth baseball league say they think it’s more important to find ways to play rather than reasons not to play. Read more here.
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Schools reopen amid pandemic
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KYW Staff
August 12, 2020 - 1:46 pm
Public and private schools, from pre-K through high school, as well as colleges and universities, will be allowed to open in person this upcoming academic year in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy announced. Read the latest here.
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Teachers adjust to remote learning.
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Mike DeNardo
August 12, 2020 - 12:57 pm
New hire training for School District of Philadelphia teachers is usually conducted in person, but it — like the start of the school year — is all online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
August 12, 2020 - 11:38 am
The Philadelphia Art Commission has voted unanimously to allow the City of Philadelphia to remove the controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Marconi Plaza. Read the latest here.
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Officials in Philadelphia on the first day of of the virtual hearing before City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention
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Cherri Gregg
August 11, 2020 - 5:47 pm
Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence hosted the first day of virtual hearings, calling for solutions in the wake of a sharp uptick in the number of shootings in the city this year. City officials laid out a number of obstacles to curbing the killing. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
August 11, 2020 - 4:42 pm
Philadelphia officials say the city is once again making headway against COVID-19 but they’re asking federal officials, who are in town for a site visit, to address the lag on getting test results. Read more here.
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Dr. Stephen Tang, president and CEO of OraSure
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
Jim Melwert
August 11, 2020 - 1:42 pm
A Lehigh Valley-based company hopes to make an at-home coronavirus test available by the end of the year. Read more here.
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Anh Vongbandith, owner of Tipsy Cafe & Catering
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Cherri Gregg
August 11, 2020 - 7:21 am
Pennsylvania lawmakers announced Monday that they have successfully distributed nearly half of the $225 million in COVID-19 relief grants designated for small businesses. Read more here.
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Bryn Mawr College, 1886
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Kim Glovas
August 11, 2020 - 5:30 am
The seeds of women’s suffrage were planted long before the first flower. Decades prior to the movement, the groundwork commenced at places still notorious for fledgling activism: college campuses. Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr colleges were are the forefront of the movement. Read more here.
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