Picture a video slightly different from the one above: A big guy in street clothes walks over to a petite female police officer and decks her with a hard right, leaving her bloodied and on the pavemen... More »
A federal judge has upheld a ban on political contributions by Philadelphia police officers, thwarting a move by City Council that could have turned the local Fraternal Order of Police into a powerful... More »
It's not easy to have a grown-up conversation about taxes these days, but Philadelphia needs to.
After years of effort, the city has finally mailed new assessments to over a half million propert... More »
Planned improvements to Philadelphia libraries, the Ben Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Park could be delayed following William Penn Foundation's response to an ethics complaint about whether foun... More »
You know those invisible electronic fences designed to shock a pet that tries to stray from the yard? Eventually, you can unplug the system, because the pooch knows where not to go.
Philadelphia'... More »
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.
After a bruising primary campaign, Philadelphia's Democratic City Controller Alan Butkovitz easily won renomination over two-time challenger Brett Mandel and former city attorney Mark Zecca in a low-turnout election.
With over 95 percent of the vote More »
More people seem to be ditching office chairs in favor of standing desks. A recent article in the New Yorker even tackled the trend of treadmill desks.
A mounting body of research suggests that sitting is More »