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‘A smile through the mask’ and a meal to-go: How Thanksgiving dinners for those in need will be different this year

Philadelphias coronavirus restrictions offer an additional shakeup to what the already amended Thanksgiving dinner will look like this year.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Trump’s gains in North Philly show Latino voters are not a ‘gimme’ for Democrats

“It’s like ‘Oh my gosh, Latinos are more diverse than we thought,’ and anyone who studies Latinos would say, ‘Well, you haven’t been paying attention,’” said Michael Jones-Correa, a political science professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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Pa. high court takes up Trump challenge to 8K Philly votes

The high court’s five-member Democratic majority agreed to take up the question of whether state law requires counties to disqualify mail-in or absentee ballots where a voter didn’t write certain information.

By The Associated Press

Nearly 750K votes later, Philly’s ballot counting is officially over

More than two weeks after polls closed on Election Day, the city has finished counting its cache of general election ballots — all 749,317 of them.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

US appeals court weighs law on supervised injection sites

Safehouse, a nonprofit group, hoped to open a site in South Philadelphia this year, but the plans were thwarted by neighborhood opposition and the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Updated: November 16, 2020 | 4:29 pm

Philadelphia bans indoor gatherings, broadens virus rules

Philadelphia is banning indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gatherings of any size, public or private, as the city battles a resurgence of the coronavirus.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

With over 400 homicides in Philadelphia, gun violence prevention activists look to Biden

Gun safety advocates are looking to a Biden-Harris administration for stronger gun safety laws and federal funding for violence intervention programs.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY