'Sunshine' questions loom over Philadelphia School Reform Commission resolution

'Sunshine' questions loom over Philadelphia School Reform Commission resolution

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is facing widespread questions about whether it acted illegally when it quickly passed a new resolution during its January meeting. Critics allege the body violated the state's

Young 'Iron Man' fan from South Jersey becomes part of hero's comic book story [photos]

Young 'Iron Man' fan from South Jersey becomes part of hero's comic book story [photos]

A 5-year-old boy in Voorhees, New Jersey, has become a global sensation for his appearance in an "Iron Man" comic book. Max Levy uses the character to help him live with hemophilia.

Lead-tainted water in Flint draws new attention to lead risks in older Pennsylvania cities

Lead-tainted water in Flint draws new attention to lead risks in older Pennsylvania cities

Several cities in Southeast Pennsylvania — including Norristown and Chester — had higher rates of children with unsafe blood-lead levels than the state as a whole.

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Wister Elementary students deserve a better school now, not later

As parents, all we want are great schools for our kids. And we won’t wait any longer. That’s why we were stunned when Superintendent Hite snatched away our hope.

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On Pa. budget: 'Declare victory' and go home

In 1966, Senator George Aiken returned from a trip from Vietnam with the recommendation that the United States "declare victory and bring the troops home." It's a very different context, but I'm inclined to give the

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Kathryn Knott gets up to 10 months in prison for Center City attack on gay couple

Kathryn Knott gets up to 10 months in prison for Center City attack on gay couple

A Philadelphia judge has sentenced a Bucks County woman to five to 10 months behind bars with two years of mandatory probation for her part in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City. "It's very difficult to unring a bell

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A pill to prevent HIV opens conversations about sex, intimacy, fear

A pill to prevent HIV opens conversations about sex, intimacy, fear

What if there were a pill that was extremely effective at protecting a person from contracting HIV? Well, that's not a hypothetical.

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