Claire Sasko

Staff Writer

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In a Major Upset, Philly Nominates a Woman for Sheriff for the First Time

Rochelle Bilal handily beat embattled incumbent Jewell Williams on Tuesday. Here’s why her win is a #MeToo victory.


Kenney Easily Wins Democratic Nomination for Second Term

Which means, of course, the mayor will get a second term in November.

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

You’ll have plenty of candidates to choose from on Tuesday — here’s your opportunity to read up.

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For Philly City Council, Incumbency Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

Half of the district incumbents will face primary challenges, and more than 30 candidates are vying for seven at-large seats, the largest pool since peak Rizzo backlash in 1979.


Biden 2020 Rally: Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, and Logistics

Here’s your guide to the big event this Saturday.


How Pa.’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fits Into Anti-Roe Strategy

The legislation would forbid abortions based solely on a Down syndrome diagnosis.


This Is the Best Worst Map of Philadelphia Ever

When did City Hall move to Northeast Philly, and why are giant eggs attacking Roxborough?


Mayoral Debate Takeaways: The Primary Finally Gets Interesting

Here’s what you need to know about the only televised debate of the mayoral vote.


Elizabeth Warren to Drop Into Philly to Talk With Teachers Union

Her visit comes five days before Joe Biden kicks off his campaign on the Parkway.

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What to Expect at the 2019 Mayoral Primary’s Only Televised Debate

Incumbent Jim Kenney squares off against challengers Anthony Williams and Alan Butkovitz on Monday night.


Scenes From the Philly Planned Parenthood Protest

The nationally promoted anti-abortion gathering felt in some ways like a Trump voter family reunion.

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Pennsylvania Ranks Third for Number of Bigfoot Sightings

That’s according to a list compiled by the very scientific Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.


Biden Campaign Rally in Philly: Tickets, What to Expect, and More

First things first: You’ll have to leave your homemade Gritty signs at home. (Boo.)

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John Fetterman’s Marijuana “Listening Tour” Will Make Four Stops in Philly

Here’s your chance to talk about legalizing weed with Pennsylvania’s chillest politician.


Sorry, Sheetz — Wawa Already Beat You to Coffee-Flavored Beer

The store’s forthcoming “Project Coffee Hopz” will surely have nothing on Wawa’s Winter Reserve.