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Philly schools must close now to contain coronavirus | Opinion

We must close the schools while we still have time, for the adage is right that you can’t close the barn door after the cow has gotten away. Simply put, changing behavior saves lives.

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Opioid crisis is still not just a ‘white’ problem | Opinion

In a racialized society, humanity is granted primarily to white people. But white people aren't the only ones suffering from drug overdose.
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Opioid crisis is still not just a ‘white’ problem | Opinion

In a racialized society, humanity is granted primarily to white people. But white people aren't the only ones suffering from drug overdose.

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‘My mom is a doctor. I really don’t want her to get it.’ Philly kids draw coronavirus fears | Opinion

From running out of supplies to seeing loved ones get sick, students share their fears.
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‘My mom is a doctor. I really don’t want her to get it.’ Philly kids draw coronavirus fears | Opinion

From running out of supplies to seeing loved ones get sick, students share their fears.

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Mayor Kenney’s legacy could be a flood of debt | Opinion

Payroll has surged across city departments, but we're not seeing results.
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Mayor Kenney’s legacy could be a flood of debt | Opinion

Payroll has surged across city departments, but we're not seeing results.
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‘Friends of’ school groups: A much-needed community aid or exacerbator of inequity? | Pro/Con

New research shows that these parent groups may only benefit existing middle- and upper-class families. Researchers debate with one involved parent, who argues that while they're not ideal, the "friends of" groups provide needed aid to schools.

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Mayor Kenney’s community college plan is a rare win-win for Philadelphia | Opinion

On March 5th, Mayor Kenney unveiled his proposal to create the Octavio Cattus Scholarship, which would cover tuition, other expenses, and provide academic supports for some students.

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Jefferson-Einstein merger would hurt vulnerable patients and reduce competition | Opinion

This proposed merger would hurt access to critical care in the long term, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

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Congress needs to act on Dreamers as Supreme Court considers immigration program | Opinion

I especially appreciate the bipartisan support for this immigration program as a former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, who as a Republican often sought to work across the aisle.

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As coronavirus spreads, politicians should have the guts to make unpopular decisions | Opinion

The Medical Director of Hospitalists at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital on how the facility has been handling coronavirus and what comes next.

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Philly should have a public bank, but do it right | Opinion

A publicly owned bank must be accountable to elected officials for its performance, but also free of political involvement in its management, hiring, and credit decisions.

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I was a delegate for Pete Buttigieg — until he dropped out. Now what? | Opinion

Pledged delegates are elected with the understanding that they will support a particular candidate at the convention.

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Relocation is not an option for Philly supervised injection site | Opinion

No Philly neighborhood wants a "safe" injection site in their backyard.

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Pennsylvania’s Monroe County could play an important role in the presidential outcome | Opinion

This year, Monroe’s changing economic, cultural, and political dynamics could make the county an important bellwether.

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America needs to talk about the new book that says lacking a college degree might kill you | Will Bunch

Suicides and drug overdoses soar among middle-class Americans lacking a diploma. Universal higher-ed should be the No. 1 issue in 2020.

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Women’s work: 12 stories of female success and struggle in male-dominated fields | Perspective

In award-winning photographer Chris Crisman's new book, he pairs striking photography with personal essays from women who have carved out unique places for themselves in a workforce often dominated by men.

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How can Philadelphia’s senior communities protect themselves from coronavirus? | Opinion

Older adults, especially those with certain chronic health conditions, look to be more vulnerable.

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