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David Murrell

Staff Writer

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NextHealth PHL

Philly’s COVID Vaccinations Could Begin as Early as Next Week

Health commissioner Tom Farley says the first rounds of COVID-19 vaccination will be allocated to health-care workers. But with doses scarce for now, even they might not all be vaccinated by the end of the year.

City Life

Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, 70-Degree Days: Is This the New Fall in Philly?

We’ve assembled a panel of climate experts and they tell us that basically, regrettably, the answer is: yes.

City Life

Another PA Republican Tests Positive for COVID, This Time Mid-Meeting With Trump

If you’re looking to stop super-spreaders in Pennsylvania, maybe start with Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg, many of whom to this day still refuse to wear masks.

City Life

A Pennsylvania Judge Absolutely Eviscerated Trump’s Last-Ditch Election Lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann equated the Trump campaign’s argument to “Frankenstein’s Monster.” That and the other five best quotes from Brann’s decision, which has allowed counties across Pennsylvania to officially certify the election results.

City Life

St. Mary Nurses on Strike: We Need More Staff, or COVID Patients Could Die Alone

Fearful of being shorthanded during a second wave of COVID-19 patients, nurses at the Langhorne hospital went on strike for two days this week. Caregivers at other Philly-area hospitals have similar concerns.

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City Life

Pour One Out for the PA Treasury Twitter Account

The state treasury has one of the best political accounts in all the land. But with Joe Torsella’s shock defeat this week, its days are numbered.

City Life

13 Winners and Losers From the 2020 General Election

You know Joe Biden is a winner and Donald Trump is a loser. But the election had ripple effects far beyond the top of the ballot. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t.

City Life

Joe Biden Wins Pennsylvania and the Presidency

On Saturday, the AP and TV networks called Pennsylvania for former vice president Joe Biden, pushing him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold.

City Life

Here’s What We Know About Pennsylvania Results So Far

It’s going to take many more hours to finish counting mail-in ballots statewide. But the early results show a predictably large advantage for Joe Biden, with the former V.P. winning 94 percent of Philly mail-in ballots.

City Life

The Philly Ballot-Counting Livestream Is Oddly Soothing

This has been a very abnormal election. So take a moment to watch some ballot-counting, and delight in the mundane.

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City Life

5 Things to Watch for as Pennsylvania Election Day Results Trickle In

You’ve cast your ballot. Now grab a stiff drink (or three). Here’s what you need to know as election results start to roll in.

City Life

This Is What Happens When Law Enforcement Treats Policing Like War

A woman driving near a protest gets ripped from her car by police, as if she’s an enemy combatant. Curfews ban any kind of public assembly. Why? Because police view the public as a fundamental threat.

City Life

The Latest Pennsylvania Polls Show Biden Ahead. Can You Believe Them?

The majority of pollsters show Trump consistently trailing in the Keystone State. We ask one why he’s so confident.

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City Life

A Troubling Number of PA Voters Believe in Bonkers Conspiracy Theories

A new study shows that 60 percent of the state’s registered voters have seen the claim that Hollywood and Democratic elites regularly participate in child sex trafficking. Worse: Twenty-two percent believe it.

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City Life

These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

Union power is changing in Philadelphia. And Ryan Boyer, Jerry Jordan and Chris Woods are leading the way.