Opinion

Only in Philly: Elected officials run elections — but why? | Editorial

Philadelphia is alone among big cities where elected officials actually run elections. That should stop.

Opinion

Keeping Philly property taxes at bay: As primary approaches, why aren’t candidates talking about it? | Editorial

Assessments have continued to increase, and while this could be seen as good because property values are rising, it’s not a very good thing for those homeowners who are seeing steadily rising tax bills.
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Keeping Philly property taxes at bay: As primary approaches, why aren’t candidates talking about it? | Editorial

Assessments have continued to increase, and while this could be seen as good because property values are rising, it’s not a very good thing for those homeowners who are seeing steadily rising tax bills.
Opinion

Saving lives with Naloxone shouldn’t cost you life insurance | Editorial

At the same time government entities are encouraging people to buy naloxone, reports suggest private insurers are denying good samaritans life insurance coverage.
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Saving lives with Naloxone shouldn’t cost you life insurance | Editorial

At the same time government entities are encouraging people to buy naloxone, reports suggest private insurers are denying good samaritans life insurance coverage.
Opinion

In Philly, are we comfortable with doing ‘just okay’? | Editorial

Considering the deeply entrenched problems that persist in Philadelphia, it’s worth asking.
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In Philly, are we comfortable with doing ‘just okay’? | Editorial

Considering the deeply entrenched problems that persist in Philadelphia, it’s worth asking.
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City Activities Fund is an expensive black box we’re all paying for | Editorial

How can a nonprofit established by the city as a reform measure 25 years ago spend $2.5 million annually with almost no oversight, except on paper?

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Why we should worry about the future of history — and the institutions that house it | Editorial

Money troubles at the Pennsylvania Historical Society have spurred layoffs but also sparked a conversation about history's future in Philadelphia.

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What’s at stake in judicial elections | Editorial

Judges at all levels have the power to directly impact many lives.

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Glen Mills lawsuit indicts many | Editorial

The suit sends many messages, among them, that physical violence is terrible, but depriving a child of an education is another form of abuse.

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Ignoring victims is a problem, but Marsy’s law isn’t the right solution | Editorial

Instead of amending the constitution, the state should invest resources to improve compliance with the Crime Victims Act.

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The machine age of politics should be over in N.J., Philadelphia | Editorial

One-party rule by the Democrats has long been the rule in Camden County, as in Philadelphia. But younger, more progressive voters on both sides of the Delaware River are chafing at old-school political norms.

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There’s a way to stem the increase in HIV infections | Editorial

Injection drug use is often referred to as a risk factor for HIV and Hepatitis C. But it is in fact the lack of access to sterile unused syringes that is driving these new infections — not drugs themselves.

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Forcing treatment and tying the hands of physicians won’t solve the opioid crisis | Editorial

Opioid prescription limits and coerced treatment are aggressive interventions that are likely to do more harm than good.

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Why do we need a Sheriff’s Office? | Editorial

Philadelphia has to be getting a cramp in whatever muscle controls the raising of the eyebrow – given how long the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office has been the focus of questions in its practices and behaviors.

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Casinos are still a bad bet in Pa. | Editorial

Despite the many downsides of casinos, state lawmakers continue to legalize new ways to gamble.

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Street congestion is bad, but solutions exist | Editorial

Congestion pricing and costlier parking permits could help ease some of Philadelphia's transit woes.

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New Jersey vote shouldn’t end aid-in-dying debate | Editorial

New Jersey recently passed an aid-in-dying — or as others say, assisted suicide — bill. But discussions around this issue will continue. As they should.

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Metal detectors in schools are ugly reminders of violence — and failure of our leaders | Editorial

Metal detectors are ugly reminders that something is terribly wrong — making them terribly necessary.

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