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To improve coronavirus response, Pa. needs to fix gaps in law — and fast | Editorial

When the state House and Senate reconvene on Monday, the first thing on the agenda should be passing a slew of bills to facilitate Pennsylvania’s ability to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Opinion

To improve coronavirus response, Pa. needs to fix gaps in law — and fast | Editorial

When the state House and Senate reconvene on Monday, the first thing on the agenda should be passing a slew of bills to facilitate Pennsylvania’s ability to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Philly needs to make tough calls on coronavirus — canceling St. Patrick’s parade was the right one | Editorial

If Ireland and Boston can cancel their St. Patrick's Day parades for the benefit of the public’s health, so can Philly.
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Philly needs to make tough calls on coronavirus — canceling St. Patrick’s parade was the right one | Editorial

If Ireland and Boston can cancel their St. Patrick's Day parades for the benefit of the public’s health, so can Philly.

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As Supreme Court considers abortion, light more candles for Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s health | Editorial

Admitting privileges don’t make abortions safer and are unnecessary hurdles both for doctors and for women seeking abortions to which they have a legal right.
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As Supreme Court considers abortion, light more candles for Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s health | Editorial

Admitting privileges don’t make abortions safer and are unnecessary hurdles both for doctors and for women seeking abortions to which they have a legal right.
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New sheriff was supposed to mean a new chapter — but it may be the same old story | Editorial

Firing a financial professional for asking questions about the propriety of spending doesn’t have the ring of either transparency or integrity.

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The billion-dollar question of Mayor Kenney’s budget | Editorial

The Mayor’s proposed budget gave a few nods to Council’s moonshot, but overall, it’s a plan that makes incremental increases and investments in many different directions.

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What’s at stake for Philadelphia’s cultural institutions goes beyond brick and mortar | Editorial

The National Museum of American Jewish History, a Independence Mall landmark since 2010, has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the latest Philadelphia cultural and historical institution publicly facing money troubles.

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Council’s Poverty Action Plan is a ‘moonshot.’ Philadelphia will need follow-through to achieve it. | Editorial

Believing that we can cut poverty by 25% is the kind of crazy we need in government. But it will take a lot more than optimism or a glossy brochure.

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What does Philadelphia have to show for an extra $1 billion in spending? | Editorial

The city has hired more than 900 employees since Fiscal Year 2017. At the same time, overtime spending has increased.

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N.J. ‘millionaires tax’ won’t inflict as much pain as the harm property taxes inflict on everyone | Editorial

A millionaire’s tax will yield benefits. So get it done already. But the new tax won’t change the fact that New Jersey relies too heavily on property owners to fund its ever-expanding government operations.

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Coronavirus might never hit Philadelphia, but city needs to prepare for the worst | Editorial

Regardless of who leads the federal response, a coronavirus pandemic would place massive burdens on cities like Philadelphia.

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Philly’s street sweeping means we have to move our cars. So? | Editorial

Yes, moving your car is a pain, and inconvenient. But Philadelphians face a gamut of other annoyances on a daily basis.

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South Philadelphia’s supervised injection site announcement is good news for a bad crisis | Editorial

While supervised injection sites are new to the U.S., they are not new worldwide.

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Philly is right to take LGBTQ foster care case to Supreme Court | Editorial

If the Catholic Social Services argument prevails, the Supreme Court would give faith-based agencies the right to impose religious tests and requirements of prospective foster parents.

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Guns and their owners need no ‘sanctuary’ | Editorial

Overzealous gun owners are campaigning to convince local governments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states to protect themselves against sensible regulations on firearms.

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The Fire Department shows what treating addiction like a disease, not a crime, looks like | Editorial

The city is trying a different approach to address the opioid crisis that deserves attention.

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We need to make sure our history isn’t history | Editorial

Strapped for cash, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania sold a collection of commemorative medals at auction for $2.2 million. It's not the first time a lack of cash has led to sales of our history.

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