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Darryl C. Murphy is a journalist based in Philadelphia. He covers a number of issues in the city including education, city planning and development, and local activism. He’s a proud South Jersey native and a graduate of Temple University.

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Bucks County senator announces bill to limit deals like the one that freed Cosby

Two Pennsylvania state senators plan to introduce legislation that would require all future non-prosecution agreements to be in writing in order to be enforceable.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Philadelphia COVID restrictions will be lifted ahead of schedule, as cases continue to decline

Philadelphia will lift restrictions ahead of schedule

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Pa. officials to lift telework mandate; working from home still encouraged

As Pennsylvania continues to make stride in vaccinating its residents, state officials are allowing some businesses to return to some sort of normal. Pennsylvania on Sunday will lift the mandate for many businesses to telework, but they are still “highly encouraged” to keep up the practice.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Primed: New Amazon warehouse derails land deal for SEPTA trolley facility

Plans for a new SEPTA trolley barn in Southwest Philadelphia are on hold due to a competing proposal from online mega-retailer Amazon to build a new warehouse at the same location.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY


Krasner calls on Philadelphia leaders to invest $100 million to help curb gun violence

The Philadelphia Police Department reported 64 homicides as of today, a 33% increase compared this time to last year.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Before Rosa Parks: The fight for Philly transit equity and the Black women on the frontlines

Long before SEPTA’s buses traversed the city streets, Philadelphia had its own civil rights struggle that played out on public transportation.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Pa. resumes unemployment for freelancers, self-employed and gig workers

Those seeking the funds can begin filing for the additional 11 claim weeks on Jan. 22.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

COVID-19 antibody treatment soon to arrive in Pennsylvania

The federal government plans to distribute monoclonal antibodies for the coronavirus to healthcare systems throughout Pennsylvania, state Secretary of Health Rachel Levine said Friday.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

2.2 million mail or absentee ballots already returned in Pa.

More than two-thirds of the ballots are from registered Democrats. For comparison, 266,208 civilians cast absentee ballots in 2016, and 248,561 in 2012, Boockvar said at a press conference.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY
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