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Philly unions spent $940,000 in the City Council at-large race this year. Here's who they're backing

Incumbent Councilmembers Helen Gym and Derek Green have received the most money and endorsements from organized labor, as well as Democratic incumbent Councilmember Allan Domb and candidates Isaiah Thomas, Katherine Gilmore-Richardson, and Ethelind Baylor.

Philly unions spent $940,000 in the City Council at-large race this year. Here's who they're backing

Incumbent Councilmembers Helen Gym and Derek Green have received the most money and endorsements from organized labor, as well as Democratic incumbent Councilmember Allan Domb and candidates Isaiah Thomas, Katherine Gilmore-Richardson, and Ethelind Baylor.

Elections require poll workers. And there’s a ‘critical shortage’ of them.

Poll workers run election days, but Philly — like the rest of the country — is running short. Experts say that could have long-term consequences for voter participation.

Elections require poll workers. And there’s a ‘critical shortage’ of them.

Poll workers run election days, but Philly — like the rest of the country — is running short. Experts say that could have long-term consequences for voter participation.
Opinion

Vote, if only because the powers that be don’t really want you to | John Baer

There are lots of reasons not to vote in Tuesday's primary election, including protecting the status quo. But is that really what you want?
Opinion

Vote, if only because the powers that be don’t really want you to | John Baer

There are lots of reasons not to vote in Tuesday's primary election, including protecting the status quo. But is that really what you want?
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From church pews to diner booths, Philly candidates reach out ahead of Tuesday’s primary

If you sat in a church pew or diner booth Sunday in Philadelphia, chances are a politician was there too, hoping for your vote.

Mayor Jim Kenney ‘sleepwalking to a win,’ hot Council races in Tuesday primary election

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, after intentionally running a low-key campaign for a second term, is suddenly making plenty of official appearances. His Democratic primary challengers accuse him of abusing the power of incumbency. Kenney says his day job just keeps him busy.

In Philly rally, Joe Biden offers unity to replace Trump’s ‘hatred'

Embracing a more moderate tone than many of his Democratic rivals, Biden doubled-down on his pledges to work with Republicans, even while noting that the sentiment has drawn criticism from the left.

Can voters solve Philadelphia’s traffic congestion problems at the polls?

The ballot question is designed to free police officers from traffic enforcement duties.

Milton Street is running for mayor. Again. Cue the coffin and the gospel hymns. | Clout

What? You thought Philadelphia would go through an entire election cycle without an appearance from T. Milton Street Sr.?

Joe Biden comes to Philly rally Saturday as the Democratic front-runner. Can he keep it up as his rivals attack?

After a strong launch, Joe Biden now must weather attacks from rivals, lay out a policy platform, and defend a long public record.

Former Nutter aide Desiree Peterkin Bell fined by Ethics Board for spending $20,000 on personal expenses

Former city representative Desiree Peterkin Bell will have to pay a $6,000 fine, plus nearly $20,000 in restitution for using money from a city-run nonprofit for personal expenses.

Pa. House Republicans ask Dems to ‘address’ Rep. Brian Sims’ social media flap

Sims, a Democrat from Center City, has promised to "do better for the women of Pennsylvania."

Longtime register of wills is challenged by two candidates as he seeks 11th term

Two Democrats are challenging Register of Wills Ron Donatucci as he seeks an 11th term in office.

Column

Why does Philadelphia keep giving money to this small but well-connected bank? (Update)

One of the last ethnic-based banks gets $5 million from the city and the PIDC development agency, but faces a struggle to return to profitability.

With days before the primary election, six Council candidates are running TV ads. Will it work?

The number of candidates going on TV is likely unprecedented in a race for City Council at-large

Trump cites Philadelphia in criticizing prosecutors at event for fallen officers

President Donald Trump used a Capitol Hill ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers to renew his pitch for changes to the nation's immigration laws and to criticize prosecutors in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Opinion

Johnny Doc’s outsize influence on the mayoral primary | Solomon Jones

Would a Jim Kenney loss move John Dougherty aside and create more opportunities for Philadelphians of color in the city’s booming construction industry?

New Jersey Politics
Gov. Murphy signs bill easing limit on NJ sex abuse lawsuits

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