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Gun violence, coronavirus, and the election

Surge in violence in Philly and other cities spurs effort to flip control of Pa. legislature
By Ed Mahon

Homicide numbers were up in Philly, down in Pittsburgh

Philly's mayor says state and feds won't act
By Ed Mahon

When gun violence steals the cheer from a family’s holiday

Across Philadelphia, among families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, trauma and grief can be magnified at this time of year.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Pa. Attorney General wants to exorcise ‘ghost guns’

80 percent assembled, 100 percent deadly?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

At a Philly holiday party, grief is the tie that binds

The party was designed to help Philadelphia families who have lost loved ones to homicide get through a season that can feel alienating and lonely for people in grief. 

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Feds and PA tackle gun violence

Each day, newspapers and broadcast news outlets lead with stories of gun violence, both here at home and around the country. It happens so frequently that we are often numb to the human cost of the violence: lives lost, the trauma of survivors and the damage to communities.

By Merideth Bucher

Lawyers, guns and money

By Emily Previti

After shooting standoff, a sermon of hope and love for community rocked by gun violence

"We are not going to be scared because of one man’s action"
By Emily Scott/WHYY