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Wednesday News -- corruption, carpenters and really tall buildings

John Baer considers the fallout after the first round of criminal corruption charges in the state legislature last week. A friend of former congressman Curt Weldon was charged yesterday with trying to destroy evidence in the federal investigation into Weldon's influence peddling. Carpenters Union insists they are color-blind and gender-blind when it comes to admissions. A plan to build a massive skyscraper at 18th and Arch draws applause from the young, boos from the old at Planning Commission meeting.

Wednesday News -- corruption, carpenters and really tall buildings

John Baer considers the fallout after the first round of criminal corruption charges in the state legislature last week.

A friend of former congressman Curt Weldon was charged yesterday with trying to destroy evidence in the federal investigation into Weldon's influence peddling.
Carpenters Union insists they are color-blind and gender-blind when it comes to admissions.

A plan to build a massive skyscraper at 18th and Arch draws applause from the young, boos from the old at Planning Commission meeting.

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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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