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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.


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Tigre Hill’s New Documentary Delves Into Sean Schellenger Killing

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Poor Gritty Only Got One Vote for President in Philly

Opinion

I’m a Penn Alum — There’s Nothing Charitable About Their $100 Million Donation

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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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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.

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If Your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Status Was “Pending,” Check Again

Since complaints emerged that the state’s vote tracking website is unreliable and outdated, we’ve seen some improvement.

Opinion

If Biden Wins the White House, Here’s What He Owes Philly

The Democratic presidential candidate has pulled out all the stops in his push to win in the City of Brotherly Love. But what does that leave us with when the fliers and campaign surrogates disappear?

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First in Line at the Polls, “Terrified” but Prepared

Early morning scenes from a West Philly polling place, featuring the start of a line to vote and a fake “poll watcher.”

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Your Ultimate Guide to Voting in Philly on Election Day

From voter intimidation to ballot selfies to polling place confusion. All your day-of-voting questions, answered.


Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages

An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.


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What Pennsylvania Poll Watchers Can (and Can’t) Do on Election Day

Here, your biggest poll watcher questions answered.

Opinion

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.

Opinion

Best Thing This Week: All Hallows’ Eve

With a momentous election looming, it’s worth remembering as we commemorate All Hallows’ Eve that there are things we should be very, very afraid of, and then there are the bogeymen.

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Lamar Gore on Helping Nature Through Climate Change, a Pandemic and Racial Inequity

As more Philadelphians seek socially distanced outdoor activities, the manager of Heinz Wildlife Refuge talks about what makes it “magical.”

This is me dropping my Pennsylvania mail-in ballot into a secure dropbox at a Philadelphia satellite election office, less than 20 minutes after I walked inside to apply for it.
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Trying to Check the Status of Your Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot? Good Luck With That

Compounding U.S. Mail delays and other problems like missing mail-in ballots is this: A state website that’s supposed to show your ballot status doesn’t seem to do a very good job of it.

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Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

Beyond Condoms, Cheese Puffs and Beer: How GoPuff Became Essential

The company is offering a lesson in adaptability and community partnerships during the pandemic.


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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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One of Philly Mag’s “Most Influential” Was Just Charged with Setting a Police Car on Fire

Activist Anthony Smith and two other men have been charged with arson stemming from an incident earlier this year.

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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.

Opinion

The Killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Is the Assassination of Philadelphia As We Knew It

When a disabled Black man is shot in cold blood by the police, there’s no way we can continue to call ourselves the City of Brotherly Love.

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