youth

Greta Thunberg is Time’s youngest “person of the year."
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AP News
December 11, 2019 - 10:36 am
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's “person of the year” Wednesday, becoming at age 16 the youngest person to whom the U.S. magazine has given the title. Read more here.
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Tyrone Jones at Philadelphia City Hall, residential placement for youth.
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Pat Loeb
November 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Philadelphia youth are put into group homes too often, too far from home, without enough oversight and family support — that's the conclusion of a report released Tuesday by the Residential Placement Task Force. Read more here.
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Operation LIPSTICK
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Mark Abrams
November 19, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro visited Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School Tuesday to kick off an anti-gun violence campaign. He joined the Mothers in Charge group for the launch of Operation LIPSTICK’s initiative, which aims to combat rising gun straw purchases.
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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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Lilliana Toman and her grandmother, now mom, Eileen, pose for photos on National Adoption Day.
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Pat Loeb
November 15, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Philadelphia officials celebrated National Adoption Day with a party for 10 families that officially added a new member Friday. Read more here.
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Press conference at the Juvenile Law Center.
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Cherri Gregg
November 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Juvenile Law Center released a report Friday that brings children into the conversation of criminal justice reform, and they want state leaders to know juvenile facilities do more harm than good. Read more here.
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Left is Morris Jones, who has been a pillar in his community for decades
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
October 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Morris Jones has been a pillar in his community for decades, and people, businesses, and organizations have asked him to do storefront paintings and wall murals to beautify the area.
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Malik Divers, founder of Concrete Cowboys.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 03, 2019 - 6:34 pm
An urban cowboy who calls Philadelphia home is using his craft to help his neighborhood, and they came to his rescue when he needed them most.
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine." Read more here.
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Depression
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a growing amount of young people who have been diagnosed with depression. Some argue whether these are new cases of depression or quite simply...
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