Poorer Districts Win Challenge to Pa. Public School Funding
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by Mark Scolforo, Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam
5h ago
A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday that the state’s system of funding public schools falls woefully short and violates students’ constitutional rights, siding with poorer districts in a lawsuit launched nearly a decade ago in pursuit of billions of dollars in additional annual aid. Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer found that the state hasn’t fulfilled its constitutional obligations to students in the poorest school districts, writing in a nearly 800-page ruling that the state is violating those students’ rights to what should be a “comprehensive, effective, and contemporary” educa ..read more
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Lyft Driver With Philly Ties Who Went Missing in Florida Has Died, Daughter Says
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by Hayden Mitman, David Chang and The Associated Press
5h ago
A Lyft driver with Philadelphia ties who went missing while living in Florida has died, according to his daughter. On Saturday, February 4, agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) discovered human remains in a wooded area in Okeechobee County, Florida. On Tuesday, the FDLE said they identified the body and notified family members. They did not reveal the victim’s name however, referring to Florida’s victim’s rights law commonly known as Marsy’s Law. The body was discovered in the area where Gary Levin, 74, went missing on January 30. While she did not say whether the body ..read more
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State of the Union: Biden Calls on GOP to Work With Him to Rebuild Economy, Unite Nation
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by Zeke Miller and Seung Min Kim
5h ago
President Joe Biden exhorted Republicans over and again Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address meant to reassure a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. The backdrop for the annual address was markedly different from the previous two years, with a Republican speaker sitting expressionless behind Biden and newly empowered GOP lawmakers in the chamber sometimes shouting criticism of his administration and policies. In his 73-minute speech, Biden sought to port ..read more
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Man Stabs Another Man at SEPTA Station in Philadelphia, Police Say
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by David Chang
5h ago
Police are searching for a man accused of stabbing another man at a SEPTA station Tuesday afternoon.  Police said two men were fighting on the southbound side on the Broad Street Line of SEPTA’s Girard Station on 1200 North Broad Street around 12 p.m.  Léelo en español aquí During the fight, one of the men stabbed another man in the neck, according to investigators. He then fled and exited from the Cecil B. Moore Station on 1700 North Broad Street, a SEPTA spokesperson said.  The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  SEPTA ..read more
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‘I'm Ambivalent About the Poles': Philly Mayor Talks Greased Poles, Super Bowl Plans
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by Adam Hermann
5h ago
Kenney talks Super Bowl celebration plans, parade, more originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia With five days to go until the Eagles face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney took some Birds-related questions Tuesday and managed to avoid giving Kansas City any bulletin board material. Kenney, who this week got a stamp of approval from Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, was asked about his plans for the big game, what a parade might look like, and more. Here are the highlights: On his plans for Sunday “Airfare and hotels was way too expensive. I thought about going ..read more
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Eagles Owner Jeff Lurie on Jalen Hurts: ‘He's Just What We're Looking for'
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by Reuben Frank
5h ago
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie on Jalen Hurts: ‘Nothing to prove’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia PHOENIX — It’s been obvious for a while now that Jalen Hurts is the Eagles’ long-term solution at quarterback. He’s only the eighth quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl before his 25th birthday with the chance Sunday to become only the fourth to win one at that young an age. Still, it was significant to hear the organization acknowledge that for the first time. Hurts has “nothing to prove,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in an interview with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio at Super Bowl ..read more
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How to Know If You Qualify for Philly City Wage Tax Refund. What You Need to Do to Get It
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by Tracy Davidson
17h ago
Beginning in January 2021 a lot of people got a lesson in the Philadelphia City Wage Tax and how to get a refund. Many people who live outside of the city, but work in the city were forced to work from home because of the pandemic. Those employees didn’t have to pay the city wage tax for days not worked in the city, and thus were entitled to a refund. Cut to 2022 when a lot of people went back to work in the city. But, not everyone and not every day. Rebecca Lopez Kriss, the Deputy Revenue Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, talked with NBC10 Responds about changes taxpayers can expect ..read more
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Turkey and Syria Earthquakes: Race to Find Survivors as Death Toll Tops 5,000
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by Mehmet Guzel, Ghaith Alsayed and Suzan Fraser
17h ago
Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug — sometimes with their bare hands — through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll soared above 5,000 and was still expected to rise. But with the damage spread over a wide area, the massive relief operation often struggled to reach devastated towns, and voices that had been crying out from the rubble fell silent. “We could hear their voices, they were calling for help,” said Ali Silo, whose two relatives could n ..read more
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Bet on It: 1 in 5 US Adults Will Bet on This Year's Super Bowl, Gaming Group Says
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by Wayne Parry
21h ago
What to Know The gambling industry’s national trade group predicts that 1 in 5 American adults will make a bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. The American Gaming Association says over 50 million U.S. adults plan to bet on the game, wagering a total of $16 billion. That’s more than twice the amount that was expected to be wagered on last year’s Super Bowl. A record 50.4 million American adults plan to bet on this year’s Super Bowl, wagering a total of $16 billion, the gambling industry’s national trade group predicted Tuesday. The American Gami ..read more
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Bono, Tyre Nichols' Parents, Monterey Park Shooting Hero Among Biden's State of the Union Guests
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by The Associated Press
21h ago
Rock star Bono, the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California, shooting, and the family of Tyre Nichols will be among the featured guests sitting alongside first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday’s State of the Union address. The White House said the guests were invited “because they personify issues or themes to be addressed by the President in his speech, or they embody the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies at work for the American people.” President Joe Biden was expected to refer to several of the invitees by name during his remarks. These are the guests: M ..read more
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