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Politics

Boston elects Wu, first woman and Asian American as mayor

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu addresses supporters at her election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Boston. Wu defeated fellow city councilor Annissa Essaibi George to become the first woman of color elected as mayor of Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) By Steve Leblanc ASSOCIATED PRESS  BOSTON — Boston voters, marking a key milestone in…

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Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to the media after a Democratic policy luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED  PRESS  WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they…

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Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans

October 21, 2021

By Corey Williams and Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on their behalf could…

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Congress off the rails? Lawmakers barrel toward fall fights

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The U.S Capitol at sunset in Washington, on Sept. 30, 2021. Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with it are annual rituals for Congress. But this time, testy lawmakers are barreling toward an autumn of battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties and their…

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2021 general election ‘At-a-Glance’ Voter Guide

October 15, 2021

Local Contests City Controller The city controller is elected to a four-year term, and serves as the chief auditor of the City and the School District of Philadelphia. They are also charged with auditing the mayor and City Council. Rebecca Rhynhart (D- incumbent, running unopposed) Website: www.rebeccaforphiladelphia.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/rrhynhart Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebeccaforphiladelphia Twitter: www.twitter.com/RebeccaRhynhart District Attorney…

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Mail-in ballots, office hours, and dropbox locations for the 2021 General Election

October 8, 2021

Philadelphia City Commissioners  The initial mailing of requested ballots for the 2021 General and Special Elections was mailed out on September 30, 2021 and will continue until all ballots are mailed out. The Philadelphia County Board of Elections office in City Hall 140 opened for in-person mail-ballot voting on September 30.  Voters should enter through…

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Evans, Williams introduce $1 billion Environmental Justice Tax Credit

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (Photo/house.gov) and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (Photo/house.gov) WASHINGTON — In advance of a House Ways and Means Committee markup on the budget reconciliation package, U.S. Representatives Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.) and Nikema Williams (D- Ga.) are introducing a $1 billion tax credit bill that would advance environmental justice using…

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Biden moves to declassify documents about Sept. 11 attacks

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, on the August jobs report.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) By Eric Tucker ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden last Friday directed the declassification of certain documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,…

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Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Women gather to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The Taliban have promised an inclusive government and a more moderate form of Islamic rule than when they last ruled the country from 1996 to 2001. But many Afghans, especially women, are deeply…

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