Paul Kurtz

Prescription medication
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Paul Kurtz
June 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report underlines what most of us already know: prescription drug prices continue to skyrocket. People are being forced to make tough decisions. The AARP's Public Policy Institute focused on the cost of specialty drugs for treatment of such ailments as...
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Electric SEPTA Bus
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Paul Kurtz
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- SEPTA passengers in South Philadelphia are settling into quieter rides now that the transit agency has added electric buses to its fleet. Joe Roccuzzo, a veteran mechanic, was among the first to be trained, and now he's giving guidance to the drivers. "This whole bus...
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Medicare
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Paul Kurtz
May 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A mandatory Medicaid-managed care program that serves low-income disabled people and seniors in Pennsylvania seems to be operating smoothly now after getting off to a bumpy start earlier this year. Holly Lange, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for...
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David P. Montgomery
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May 08, 2019 - 8:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that chairman and former team President David Montgomery died Wednesday morning at the age of 72 after five years fighting jawbone cancer. He would always ask to be called by his first name. And he always greeted everyone by...
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Citizens Bank Park
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Mike DeNardo
February 28, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes after the news of Bryce Harper 13-year, $330 million contract broke, the Phillies ticket office was busier than a vendor on Dollar Dog Night. After months of back and forth, sources say the 26-year-old and the Phillies have finally reached a deal — possibly...
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Met Philadelphia Boxing
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Paul Kurtz
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Boxing is about to return to the newly restored Met Philadelphia. The voice of a ring announcer hasn't bounced off the walls of the Met in nearly 65 years. The last fight was held on October 31, 1954. But on Feb. 23, boxing will return. Live Nation Philadelphia and...
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Army-Cooper
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Paul Kurtz
January 18, 2019 - 3:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Army is partnering with Cooper University Health Care in a training program designed to improve the survival rate on the battlefield. Members of the Army's Forward Resuscitation Surgical Team will spend the next three years embedded with Cooper's clinical staff,...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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Hemp products
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Paul Kurtz
January 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With the approval of the 2018 Farm Bill came the legalization of hemp, a plant that's expected to become the centerpiece of a booming new industry. And Pennsylvania has big plans. The Pensylvania Department of Agriculture has already received nearly a hundred...
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Vacant Lot
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Paul Kurtz
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia has launched a new initiative to improve neighborhoods by selling off some of its vacant lots and buildings. For the next two months, competitive bids will be accepted for the initial batch of properties scattered throughout neighborhoods in South Philly...
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