First lady stumps for youth vote in Phillly

First lady stumps for youth vote in Phillly

If you don't see a presidential candidate or someone from the first family in the Philly area this fall, you aren't trying.First lady Michelle Obama led a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton Wednesday at La Salle University.

A blessing for some, a cross to bear for others: Church building conversion on rise in Philly

A blessing for some, a cross to bear for others: Church building conversion on rise in Philly

When Austin, Texas, transplant Melissa McCormack started her search for a Philadelphia apartment after landing a job at an IT consulting company, she came across a church.

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Pa. Senate panel OKs plan to inspect state environmental laws

Pa. Senate panel OKs plan to inspect state environmental laws

Joanne Kilgour heads the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club and says while the resolution appears innocuous, she remains concerned.

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Essay: I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but do I really want to know?
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Essay: I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but do I really want to know?

Most people are unaware of the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome. They include an unusually high IQ and a difficulty surviving in the social world. The fact that the symptoms vary in gender doesn't help. Serenity Baruzzini, age

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Op-ed: Why under-funding SEPTA is state-sanctioned discrimination

On a cold winter’s day in January 2015, my morning train arrived 45 minutes late. The Norristown High Speed Line was notorious for arriving 10 to 20 minutes later than the scheduled arrival time. It was so consistently late

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Pennsylvania could expand range of poll workers — before Election Day

Pennsylvania could expand range of poll workers — before Election Day

Last month, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed the only way he would lose Pennsylvania in the presidential election would be through voter fraud.

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Accelerating intimacy between strangers: artists experiment with the power of eye contact

Accelerating intimacy between strangers: artists experiment with the power of eye contact

You know that old saying, 'the eyes are the window to the soul'? Well, during Philadelphia's Fringe Festival this past week, two artists literally took a closer look into that, and whether a simple act, a mutual gaze, could

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