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Some Answers to a Vexing Question: Why Don’t Millennials Vote for Mayor?

Not exactly good or satisfying answers, but answers nonetheless.

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4.9 Million Parking Tickets in Philly Since 2012

Never, ever flout the Parking Authority on Market Street — and four more fast takeways from an epic new city data release.

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Unapologetic Bill Hite Presses His Case for More Cash for Schools

“This is what it costs to educate a child,” he says.

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As Harrisburg Readies for Budget Brawl, Philly Sends C-Team

Will city even be a factor in ultra-high stakes fight this summer?

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Stephen Wojdak, Lobbying Titan, Dead at 76

The firm he founded, S.R. Wojdak and Associates, is arguably the state’s most influential.

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The Brief: Why Are Minorities Shunning Careers as Cops in Philly?

The Brief: Plus, Darrell Clarke tries to clamp down on rogue community groups.

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City Council to School District: Go Away Already

Council’s school budget hearings were a farce, but the real damage to Philadelphia schools is being done by the State.

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Williams a No-Show at Dem (Dis)Unity Breakfast

Says he wasn’t invited.

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How Jim Kenney Did It

Is it time to declare racial math a myth? Not quite.

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Pay-by-Phone Parking Coming to Philly Really Soon

Plus, Mayor Nutter and Jim Kenney bury the hatchet (again) and City Council wrestles with prison politics.

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How Wasteful Was the Williams Campaign?

Very. And who got the biggest bang for his campaign buck? Doug Oliver.

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Kenney and the Rebirth of Big City Liberalism

Plus, the shocking defeat of Wilson Goode Jr.

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Jim Kenney Wins in Historic Landslide

The former councilman ran big in neighborhoods across the city. The caveat? Low turnout.

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Isn’t That Conveeeeenient

Council incumbents get good ballot position despite poor lottery draws.

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“They Already Called the Election, But It Ain’t Over”

Last minute maneuverings in the mayoral race, the no-B.S. guide to City Council elections and story behind Kathleen Kane’s meltdown.