It's another hot day out there and Philly public schools will close early once again due to the heat. The good news is, it's supposed to cool down tomorrow. In the meantime, there's plenty to catch up on while you attempt to stay cool. For starters, my colleagues Jonathan Lai and Holly Otterbein did some much-needed digging into local campaign finance data to discover who's giving and who's getting what in our region. I'm a big fan of the interactive infographics (designed by Jared Whalen) that let you examine it all for yourself. Speaking of money moves, this morning's other top story is that former Eagle Mychal Kendricks has been charged with insider trading, setting the worlds of sports and high finance atwitter.
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The midterm elections are right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: there’s a lot of money moving around.
Want to know how much Comcast, defense contractors, and the soda industry gave to local candidates? Or how much candidates are spending for your vote? Reporters Jonathan Lai and Holly Otterbein crunched the numbers to reveal the top 2018 midterm election donors to Philly-area candidates.
Thanks to interactive infographics you can search by donor or candidate, too. After all, this year the region is home to some of the most important congressional races in the country.
Prosecutors said Kendricks exchanged cash, Eagles tickets, and more for insider stock tips between 2013 and 2015. Both men face charges of conspiracy and securities fraud, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Kendricks was part of the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning team before signing with the Cleveland Browns, who released him late Wednesday.
Grab your sunscreen and your earplugs: it’s almost Labor Day weekend, which means Jay-Z’s annual Made in America music festival is about to take over the Parkway.
If you're preparing for the festival… find out what you can (and can't) bring and what you should wear for this weekend's weather.
If you're trying to avoid the traffic jams… keep an eye on local road closures, some of which are already closed.
May or may not have selected this for the song choice alone, @jasoncoopman.
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