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Pa. House Votes for Abortion Ban After 20 Weeks

The state House approved a fast-tracked bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, passed […]

hate crime laws
City Life

Why Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Laws Still Lack LGBT Protections

In the wake of the country’s worst-ever mass shooting, the nation’s cry for change is hard to ignore. In the early morning of June 12th, a […]

City Life

Pa. Lawmakers Should Get Serious About Texting While Driving

Let us now mourn the turn signal. I couldn’t assign an exact date to its demise, but there’s no question it’s dead. Drive on I-95 […]

City Life

State Rep. From Philly Removed Confederate Flag From Harrisburg Display

A flag display in Harrisburg is drawing quite a bit of controversy. The Hanover Area Historical Society’s display of 50 flags, which signify different periods of North […]

City Life

Why Pa. Won’t Pass Stricter Gun Laws After the Orlando Massacre

We already know Congress probably won’t enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the worst mass shooting in United States history. It didn’t after Adam Lanza murdered 20 elementary schoolers in […]

Citified

Why Pa.’s New School Funding Formula Is Still Unfair and Unconstitutional

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Michael Churchill. Churchill is a staff attorney at the Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia.) While […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The State Legislature Got Something Done

Citified

The Incredible Political Insurgency of Chris Rabb

How did Chris Rabb do it? In a city where political machines crush challengers like grapes, the 46-year-old adjunct professor defeated an establishment-backed incumbent in the April primary. Rabb’s opponent […]

City Life

LOCAL NEWS: Jim Kenney Responds to Girl Thrown Out of Harrisburg Prom

A Harrisburg teen gets kicked out of her prom for wearing a suit, and Jim Kenney supports her on social media. Last Friday, a junior […]

City Life

Report: Rob McCord Was Wearing a Wire

Former state treasurer Rob McCord briefly wore a hidden microphone to tape conversations with political donors in cooperation with federal investigators before stepping down from […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

Citified

Brian Sims Hangs On; Tonyelle Cook-Artis and Mark Cohen Get Booted

There was a pretty shocking upset in the Democratic state House primary races yesterday: A very briefly tenured representative — who was the preferred candidate of Philadelphia’s surging Northwest Coalition […]

City

WATCH: NE Philly Rep. White Clashes with Immigration Activists

Al Día has posted a video showing Northeast Philly State Rep. Martina White yelling at immigrants’ rights activists in her Harrisburg office. Last month, White […]

Citified

Watch Out, Brian Sims: Your Challenger Ben Waxman Is Getting Big Ward Endorsements

When Brian Sims won a state House seat in 2012 by defeating 14-term incumbent Babette Josephs, he infuriated her. In his first couple years in office, Sims also […]

City Life

Is Pa. House Rushing to Pass a Controversial Abortion Bill?

A controversial bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is on the schedule for Wednesday’s house session, according to Steve Miskin, spokesman for Pennsylvania […]