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2 out of 5 Asian Pacific American households in Pa. risk going uncounted in census

Roughly 40% of Pennsylvania’s Asian American and Pacific Islander community is at risk of going uncounted in the 2020 census, according to Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

Safehouse, feds dispute whether ‘crackhouse’ statutes applies to injection site

Safehouse has argued that the law does not apply because its main purpose is saving lives.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Opening day at a Philly school that reflects the district’s triumphs and tribulations

The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

Pa. Poor People’s Campaign to push poverty agenda at Philly hearing

The Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign launched in May to address what they call the “four evils”: systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and environmental degradation. It’s seen as an extension of the original campaign started by Martin Luther King in 1968 just days before he was assassinated.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

‘Particularly dark’ Labor Day for Philadelphia’s unemployed union workers

Final numbers are not out yet, but with Hahnemann University Hospital and the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery closures, the city could be losing 2,500 union jobs.

By Catalina Jaramillo

DA: Philly police sat on 37,000 untested drug samples, prosecutions in ‘crisis’ mode

Officials have known for well over a year that the PPD’s Office of Forensic Science, located at 8th and Poplar streets, couldn’t handle a workload that has grown as the city battles a fierce opioid crisis, along with other drug problems. But the untested samples now number more than 37,000, according to internal documents.  

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY

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

What counts as saving a life? United States v. Safehouse kicks off

“You can only do that so many times before you think something has to change.”
By Nina Feldman/WHYY

New city agency to oversee Philly’s ‘fragmented’ reentry for former prisoners

“We’ve got an infrastructure that is really good,” said Bianca Van Heydoorn. “We’ve got an opportunity to improve on that. And who wouldn’t want to do that?”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads