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‘Stuck again’: Philly’s restaurant owners scramble to respond to indoor dining delay

By Friday, every county in Pennsylvania will technically be in the “green” phase of reopening, which allows for indoor dining at 50% capacity, though local officials are allowed to impose more restrictive regulations.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Philly DA joins effort to confront racism in the criminal justice system

Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner and San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin announced the initiative Wednesday in partnership with the Grassroots Law Project, which is leading the effort.

By The Associated Press

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Philadelphia police commissioner decries tear gas usage against protesters on I-676

Commissioner Danielle Outlaw issued an immediate moratorium on the use of tear gas in most situations including to disperse crowds of non-violent people.
By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Philadelphia DA suggests police not applying law equally amid protests

Larry Krasner says some incidents “continue to raise serious questions about policing and unequal application of the law" in the city.
By The Associated Press

Medical deportation threatened in case of Guatemalan patient at Jefferson Torresdale

Relatives worry he won’t be able to receive adequate treatment in Guatemala.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Philly students secure historical marker commemorating 1967 school walkout notorious for Rizzo brutality

During the walkout, over 3,000 Philadelphia students protested racial injustice within the education system.

By Sojourner Ahebee/WHYY

‘They’re peaceful’: Pa. State Police release dashcam video from I-676 protest tear-gassing

The footage does not appear to otherwise corroborate accounts of violence circulated by Mayor Jim Kenney’s office in justification of the tear-gassing.
By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

More than 2 dozen arrested, cited in police funding protest in Philadelphia

The protesters said they were demanding cuts to the police budget and calling for more money for programs supporting schools, housing, and jobs.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY, Peter Crimmins/WHYY and Max Marin/WHYY