Stories tagged: "Philadelphia"

A scene from a protest in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. Image via Shutterstock
Research Shows the Mass Protests Did Not Lead to More COVID-19 Infections. This Is Why.

Protest organizers in Philadelphia have championed social distancing, wearing face masks, and more to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Employers in Philly Can’t Ask About Your Salary History Anymore

A federal appeals court ruled earlier this month to uphold a law that bans employers from using previous salary to set wages. Doing so could help close the gender wage gap.

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First Overdose Prevention Site in the U.S. Delays Opening In Philadelphia

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the proposed facility does not violate federal law. Research shows these controversial sites have been found to reduce overdose deaths and increase access to health services.

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Philadelphia Might Get The Nation’s First Overdose Prevention Site. This Is How They’re Preparing.

The plan clarifies the role Philadelphia’s city government intends to play if and when the proposed site opens its doors.

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Philadelphia Schools Are Rife With Asbestos. Now the Teachers Union Is Suing.

In recent weeks, six schools have closed temporarily after testing positive for airborne asbestos, which can cause fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

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This Racist Housing Policy Has Worsened the Effects of Climate Change in Philly’s Poorest Communities

The city's once-redlined neighborhoods are nearly 10 degrees warmer than their highest-rated, non-redlined counterparts, a new study shows.

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Philadelphia’s public defenders, who handle 70% of the city’s criminal cases, vote to unionize

Union membership in Pennsylvania is growing, even as it's declining nationwide.