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State presses Philadelphia agency over elder abuse, neglect

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration became so concerned about how three cases of neglect or abuse of older people were handled in Philadelphia that it is ordering improvements at an agency there.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Supreme Court urged to review ban on drug injection sites

The test case centers on a nonprofit group’s Safehouse project in Philadelphia.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Gov. Wolf calls drug issue in Philly ‘sad and depressing’ after tour of Kensington

Governor Wolf called for unity from politicians in Harrisburg to provide the funding needed not just for Philadelphia, but also for the rest of the state.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

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Philadelphia police assaulted her and kept her from her toddler for hours. Now they’ll pay $2 million

Rickia Young was driving through West Philadelphia when she found herself in the middle of a protest. Officers dragged Young and her nephew out of her car, beat them and kept her away from her son for several hours.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

Rite Aid moving headquarters from Cumberland County to Philadelphia

The company plans to maintain a “collaboration hub" in the Camp Hill area.
By The Associated Press

8,500-plus Afghans have landed at PHL. Where they all end up is still up in the air

Some of those whisked out of Afghanistan in the final days of the U.S. occupation were American citizens or green card holders, but the majority were not.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Philadelphia’s Jewish museum emerges from bankruptcy

The National Museum of American Jewish History hopes to reopen soon

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Judge rules Columbus statue in Philadelphia can remain

Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick said last year’s decision to remove the statue from Marconi Plaza was unsupported by law and based on insufficient evidence.

By The Associated Press

In Pennsylvania, anguish and a scramble to help Afghans fleeing the Taliban

At least 910 refugees from Afghanistan resettled in Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2019, mostly in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg/Lancaster.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY