teens

Vaping
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Justin Udo
November 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm
More than a quarter of high schoolers are using e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the American Heart Association plans to tackle the vaping crisis with a new $20 million initiative. Read more here.
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Tymear Johnson
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
November 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
A 22-year-old Philadelphia man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting a 13-year-old boy point-blank in a Chinese takeout restaurant, all over an alleged insulting gesture. Read more here.
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Tymear Johnson
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
November 07, 2019 - 4:50 pm
The case against a Philadelphia man accused of shooting a 13-year-old boy point-blank inside a Chinese takeout restaurant is now in the jury’s hands. Read more here.
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David Madden
November 01, 2019 - 1:23 pm
A new study suggests New Jersey youths are exposed to e-cigarettes and begin to vape as early as their preteen years. Read more here.
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Lights On Afterschool
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Paul Kurtz
October 25, 2019 - 6:04 pm
A nationwide event that draws attention to after-school programs is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with thousands of activities, and hundreds of Philadelphia students took part. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
October 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
The Lower Merion School Board will meet to discuss potentially pushing school start times back. About 20 school districts are having the same conversation, and a handful have already made the change. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Hughes was at the West Philadelphia Community Center on Tuesday to announce a state-funded grant that will create jobs for Philadelphia teens.
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Cherri Gregg
October 15, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Pennsylvania Sen. Vincent Hughes was at the West Philadelphia Community Center on Tuesday to announce a state-funded grant that will create jobs for Philadelphia teens year round.
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texting
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 12, 2019 - 6:00 am
Peer pressure can make it difficult for teens to get out of risky situations. But one simple word or phrase can give them an excuse to leave. Read more here.
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Great Philly Cook Off
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Hadas Kuznits
October 04, 2019 - 6:15 am
During the second annual Great Philly Cook Off, School District of Philadelphia students are paired with some of Philadelphia's best chefs. Together, they participate in a "Chopped"-inspired cooking competition. Listen to the full story on the What's Cooking podcast.
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Vapes
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AP News
September 27, 2019 - 8:57 am
Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 13. Read more here.
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