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Updated: June 9, 2021 | 5:46 pm

Future of Philly’s fight to enact local gun laws is now in the hands of state court

Amid a historic surge in gun violence, lawyers argue that regulations under the Firearms Act interfere with the city’s legal responsibility to “protect the health, safety and quality of life of its citizens.”

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Philly announces vaccine sweepstakes and a regret lottery

There will be three drawings in June and July, with the first one on June 21. There is a total of $400,000 in giveaways, including cash prizes.

By Alan Yu/WHYY

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How the Philly Medical Examiner’s Office desecrated MOVE victims’ remains for 36 years

Four surviving mothers said they didn’t know the fire left any remains at all, until the recent news broke.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Updated: June 1, 2021 | 6:58 pm

In last-minute reversal, Philly commissioners won’t count undated ballots

Philadelphia received about 1,300 ballots in the May primary without dates on their envelopes. They would be unlikely to change the results of any race.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Philadelphia COVID restrictions will be lifted ahead of schedule, as cases continue to decline

Philadelphia will lift restrictions ahead of schedule

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY

Philly commissioner says GOP is ‘playing games’ with impeachment threat over mail ballots

Philadelphia’s city commissioners say they’re unimpressed with a threat by top State House Republicans to impeach them over a recent decision to count undated mail ballots.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Philly man released from prison after serving nearly 30 years for murder

Eric Riddick started fighting for his freedom in the mid-1990s, maintaining his innocence throughout.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY