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Most Philly charter schools failed to test water for lead — and city gave them a pass

The fact that many schools either didn’t test or didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment left some parents uneasy.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

How Pa.’s election security lawsuit settlement led to the last minute challenge of the state’s top-selling touchscreen voting machine

Experts say the agreement doesn't give plaintiffs or the public much chance to participate in its enforcement.
By Emily Previti

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

How this mom turned near-tragedy into a win for Philly’s most vulnerable kids

“I think about what happened there — what happened at Torresdale. Only the drivers and Livvy know.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pharmacist, know thyself: University of the Sciences discovers its own history

After 200 years of collecting things related to the science and business of pharmacology, the Philadelphia university is not quite sure what it has in its collection.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Woman living in sanctuary at North Philly church fasting for Thanksgiving to protest ICE

Carmela Apolonio Hernandez has lived in churches since December 2017, after receiving a removal order, in an effort to avoid deportation. Immigration officials typically avoid making arrests in spaces considered sanctuaries, like churches and schools.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Jill Stein sues to reopen election security case in Pennsylvania

Issues flagged by election security experts when the settlement was reached a year ago figure prominently in the filing to reopen the case.
By Emily Previti



Philly marks 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance with flag raising at City Hall

This is the 20th Transgener Day of Remembrance in the U.S. and the fifth year Philadelphia raised the trans flag at City Hall. Mayor Jim Kenney attended the ceremony.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY
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