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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 28, 2020 - 2:41 pm
In a bipartisan vote, the state Senate Thursday sent Gov. Wolf a short-term spending plan that would postpone this year’s budget battle until fall. Read more here.
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Guide dog
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John McDevitt
May 28, 2020 - 1:48 pm
Guide dogs perform extraordinary tasks for their visually impaired owners every day. But one thing they can’t do: judge 6 feet between other humans. Read more here.
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April Smallwood
Philadelphia Fire Department
Lynne Adkins
May 28, 2020 - 12:14 pm
A paramedic has been named EMS Provider of the Year at the Philadelphia Fire Department. Capt. April Smallwood, infection control officer, says the coronavirus has changed her job. Read more here.
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General view of Citizens Bank Park with caution tape draped around entrance area.
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Dave Uram
May 28, 2020 - 11:04 am
Major League Baseball and its players still disagree about pay, should the baseball season resume. Read more here.
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General view of Lincoln Financial Field behind a locked entrance gate.
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Dave Uram
May 28, 2020 - 10:27 am
Gov. Tom Wolf has paved the way for professional sports to return to Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, the Wolf administration released guidance allowing pro sports teams to practice or play, without spectators, in counties that are in the yellow and green phase of his three-tiered reopening plan. Read...
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Pennsylvania ballot
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Pat Loeb
May 28, 2020 - 9:32 am
A last-day surge in mail-in ballot applications brought the total number of requests in Philadelphia to about 225,000. City commissioners have already mailed out most of the requested ballots and expect to finish up Thursday, but they’re concerned about getting them back by Election Day. Read More...
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Blood test
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KYW Staff
May 27, 2020 - 9:18 pm
A viral blood test for COVID-19 is an oral or nasal swab or saliva test that looks for evidence of an active viral infection. Read more here.
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Graduation cap
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Paul Kurtz
May 27, 2020 - 6:42 pm
The 2020 graduation season is here and it's unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. With social distancing still the norm, some schools are holding virtual ceremonies while others are doing it drive-in movie style. Read more here.
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 27, 2020 - 4:07 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney fiercely defended his health commissioner Wednesday, after a bruising City Council budget hearing. When met with backlash from Council members over the commissioner’s pandemic response, Kenney said he is the most “dedicated to public health.” Read more here.
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
May 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Community College of Philadelphia is the first college in the area to announce that its fall semester will begin completely online. Read more here.
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