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DIYers and fashion designers in Philly region sew face masks for health care workers

The Department of Health is not accepting hand-sewn mask donations, though individual health systems have said they will.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Parents keep kids busy during pandemic with theme days, couch-to-5k plans, and Play-Doh

More than 1.7 million public and private school children in Pennsylvania are home for the rest of the month after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered schools to close for two weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to climb.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

The legal battle over Philadelphia’s lost gun reporting ordinance takes shape in court

The “Failure to Report Lost or Stolen Firearms” law was passed in 2008. Still, the city never enforced the measure until November of last year as questions loomed over the ordinance’s legal standing.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

White and Black people to get more room on 2020 census to explain their origins

In 2010, the bureau surveyed 308.7 million people. 19.1 million people, most of them of Hispanic or Latino origin, said they were of a race not on the form.

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After N. Philly quadruple shooting, rapid response teams hope to prevent more violence

The Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network was one of three organizations canvassing the blocks around St. Malachy School, a Catholic pre-K and elementary school close to where the shooting occurred.

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New fund helps Pa. abuse survivors pay for counseling without involving police

The $5 million set aside from the state’s general fund eliminates the requirement to file a police report and has no statute of limitation.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

GOP ‘congressional census’ circulates in Montgomery and Berks counties, causes confusion

“The big risk is that people will fill this out and believe they have completed the census."
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

The quirks of being ‘viable: How satellite Iowa caucus-goers in Philly made their picks

Fourteen registered voters from Iowa who are living in Pennsylvania, mostly white students studying at area universities, picked their top candidates for the Democratic nomination for president.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

‘I think South Jersey is Trump country’: President’s Wildwood rally wakes up hibernating Shore town

It was also a chance for Trump to reach his base in Philly’s suburban counties, which are expected to be fought over fiercely in this fall’s election.
By Emily Scott/WHYY and Ximena Conde/WHYY