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North Philly residents demand to be included in search for new Temple University president

The university’s Board of Trustees created a search committee that included two Black men, one Latino man, two white women and 11 white men. Thirteen members are trustees.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Kamala Harris makes the case for Biden to Philly’s Black neighborhoods

Kamala Harris’s visit comes as the campaign drops millions of dollars on ads in Pennsylvania, including two targeted at Black voters — one aimed at Black people who didn’t vote in 2016, and one touting Biden and Harris’ support for Black-owned businesses.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Philadelphia puts ban on police chokeholds into law

The restraint bill incorporates bans already contained in the police department’s conduct rules into law.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

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‘It leaves you speechless’: Incident at basketball court is Philly’s 21st mass shooting in 2020

Wednesday night’s shooting also brings the total number of people shot so far this year in Philadelphia past 1,472 — the total reported during all of 2019.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Trump, eyeing undecided voters, loses one during TV exchange at Philadelphia town hall

Ellesia Blaque voted reluctantly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and dislikes Sen. Kamala Harris’s record as a prosecutor. She hoped that Trump would allay her fear of losing insurance coverage over her preexisting condition.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Three flavored cigar companies sue Philly over law restricting sales to kids

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said companies that sell flavored cigars and cigarillos target underage kids by producing products with sweet flavors and by packaging them in wrappers that emulate candy.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Philly schools launch ‘equity coalition’ to combat racism

The ‘equity coalition’ will be housed in the Office of the Superintendent, and consist of subcommittees made up of administrative staff, principals, and teachers.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

76ers rejected: N.Y. developer Durst selected for Penn’s Landing site

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has selected the Durst Organization to execute a $2.2 billion redevelopment of two prominent parcels along Old City’s riparian shore — effectively ending a competing bid by the Philadelphia 76ers to construct a new arena on the site.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

‘I’m not gonna just walk away’: Philadelphia homeless encampment residents vow to stay as city deadline to vacate passes

For weeks, the Kenney administration has hoped the residents and their supporters would “decamp voluntarily.”

By Catalina Jaramillo and Ximena Conde/WHYY