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12:26 PM / Tuesday December 6, 2022

Articles by Philadelphia Sun Staff

Small businesses, and shoppers, return to holiday markets

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: People wait in line at a shop in Bryant Park’s Winter Village, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in New York. After two years of pandemic holidays when people spent more dollars online, shoppers are back in force in stores and at holiday markets. Small businesses say it is beginning to feel a lot like…

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Officer gets less than 2 years for killing unarmed Black man

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO INSERT: This undated photo provided by Philadelphia Police Department shows former Philadelphia Police Officer Eric Ruch Jr., charged with first-degree murder, Oct. 9, 2020, in the 2017 shooting of a Black man after a high-speed car chase. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A judge last Thursday sentenced a…

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Resources for grandparents raising grandchildren during Family Caregivers Month

November 24, 2022

The Pennsylvania departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Human Services (DHS), and Aging (PDA) recently highlighted available resources for grandparents who are raising grandchildren and discussed the need for additional supports for these grandparents because of the overdose crisis. “We know that the overdose epidemic and substance use disorder has impacted Pennsylvanians of all…

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In narrowly split Pa. House, parties stick with top leaders

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTOS: Rep. Joanna McClinton  (Photo/Pa. House) and Rep. Bryan Cutler  (Photo/Pa. House) ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sticking with their top leaders as they head into the uncertainty of starting the next session in January with the chamber closely divided. House Republicans on Tuesday named Rep….

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Two students attend Presidents’ Round Table’s Men of Color Student Leadership Institute

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Robert Wrease Jr. with students Tadiwanashe “Antony” Tuwacha and Zahkee Hawkins in Pittsburgh. (Photo/ DCCC) Two Delaware County Community College students recently attended a four-day leadership program in Pittsburgh hosted by the Presidents’ Round Table (PRT), a group consisting of African American chief executive officers of U.S. community colleges. The PRT is an…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Montgomery County releases proposed 2023 budget and capital improvement plan

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners (Photo/montcopa.org) NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Montgomery County Commissioners have released the proposed 2023 Budget and five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to the highest quality delivery of services to constituents, safe and high-quality infrastructure, and continued investment in its county…

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Georgia runoff: Why one Senate seat is crucial for Democrats

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos shows, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 3, 2021, left, and Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaking in Perry, Ga., Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo) By Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for…

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EXPLAINER: How will UN climate deal on loss and damage work?

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Mitzi Jonelle Tan, of the Philippines, center, participates in a Fridays for Future protest calling for money for climate action at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. As the U.N. climate talks in Egypt near the half-way point, negotiators are working hard to draft deals on a…

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Biden admin to ask high court to take up student debt plan

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Light illuminates part of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. The Biden administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the president’s student debt cancellation plan, according to a Thursday legal filing warning that Americans will face financial strain if the plan remains stalled in…

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Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end

November 24, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield, left, Brenda Alford, Adam Martin, J. Kavin Ross and C.J. Webber-Neal carry excavated human remains to a lab at Oaklawn Cemetery while searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in Tulsa, Okla. A team of scientists started the process of re-exhuming human remains…

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