‘Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia,’ Trump Says at Debate
2020 Elections
‘Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia,’ Trump Says at Debate

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump closed out his first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday night by repeating on national television his false claim that poll watchers had been blocked from observing the first day of in-person... Read More

Philly Elections Officials Caught 40 Cases of Double-Voting in Primary
Elections
Philly Elections Officials Caught 40 Cases of Double-Voting in Primary

PHILADELPHIA — Two days after Pennsylvania’s primary election, Philadelphia elections officials suddenly stopped counting votes. They had to make sure no one voted twice — once by mail and once in person — so they couldn’t count a stack of... Read More

Trump Uses Racial Wounds for Political Gain, Biden Says
2020 Elections
Trump Uses Racial Wounds for Political Gain, Biden Says

WASHINGTON — The clash between President Donald Trump and his critics over civil unrest sweeping the country intensified Tuesday, as Joe Biden bluntly accused him of being “more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of... Read More

Former Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Fix Primary Results
Criminal Justice
Former Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Fix Primary Results
2020-05-22 19:45:13
by Dan McCue

A former elections judge in Philadelphia pleaded guilty to accepting cash and "other things of value" in return for tampering with the results of city primary elections over several years, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Domenick J. Demuro pleaded guilty... Read More

Philadelphia’s Landmark Supervised-Injection Site Ruling Has Boosted Such Efforts in Other Cities
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Philadelphia’s Landmark Supervised-Injection Site Ruling Has Boosted Such Efforts in Other Cities

PHILADELPHIA — The federal court ruling in favor of Philadelphia’s proposed supervised-injection site doesn’t apply to the handful of other cities that have floated the idea over the last few years. But backers of the harm-reduction concept around the country... Read More

Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds
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Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA — In a stark illustration of the depths of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, a new survey of city residents found that nearly a third — 29% — know someone who has died from opioid use. The survey, conducted by the... Read More

Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts
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Philadelphia Police Department to Fire 13 Officers Over Offensive Facebook Posts

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday that 13 officers would be fired for making racist or offensive Facebook posts, an unprecedented wave of terminations resulting from a scandal that has attracted national attention. Speaking alongside Mayor Jim... Read More

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