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NJ flavored vape ban looms, but official thinks more needed

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has until Tuesday to sign a bill banning flavored vaping products in New Jersey. He likely will. But at least one health official in the state thinks even more needs to be done. Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez is liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services for […]

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Kenney administration releases results of resident survey

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement, in his second inaugural speech this month, that street sweeping would expand citywide did not come from a hunch that constituents supported the idea. More than 11,000 Philadelphians filled out a survey about city services last fall, and the results show most think there’s room for improvement. Policy […]

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Trump campaign boosts its efforts to court Black voters

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Trump campaign held a grassroots roundtable discussion at a North Philadelphia church last week, with a goal to grow the President’s percentage of the Black vote. “Let me see what the president did for HBCUs. Let me see what he did for small business owners,” said Paris Dennard, an advisor […]

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Drop in New Jersey fatal drug overdoses

TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey reported a slight reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths in 2019. But state officials from the governor on down vow to step up their efforts to lower those numbers even further.  A 3% drop, from 3,163 to 3,021 fatalities, may be significant. In fact, it reverses a […]

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Women’s March draws thousands, despite bitter cold and snow

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Despite the cold and snow, thousands turned out for Philadelphia’s fourth Women’s March along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday. The theme of this march was “The Year of the Woman,” and with this being an election year, many in attendance said voicing concerns at events like this is more important than […]

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As area braces for snow, PennDOT promises readiness

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Snow is headed our way, and PennDOT trucks are ready to handle whatever falls. Philadelphia is looking at a coating to an inch of snow, with a possible few inches north and west of the city. This has been a quiet winter for PennDOT’s large fleet of trucks, as it’s felt more […]

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Murphy signs bill offering rebates to NJ electric car owners

NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to be a national leader in the push to put electric vehicles on the road, so he’s offering an incentive for buyers. Not only does he want to change the way we get our energy, with plans to expand off-shore wind farms, but he also wants to […]

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New gun group appealing to Philly marginalized community

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the rising number of shootings in Philadelphia and the nation, a new organization has quietly established itself in Philadelphia with the goal of educating marginalized communities on gun ownership. You’ve heard of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Now, there’s the Socialist Rifle Association (SRA), with a Philadelphia chapter.  The local […]

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Bucks students marking MLK Day with special screening

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County students will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special screening Sunday of a film that looks at police-community relations. The film, “Walking While Black, L.O.V.E. is the Answer,” takes a raw, hard look at the relationship between police and minority communities and perceptions from each side, along with […]

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Delco agency ask for help providing free tax services

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tax preparation program that helps low-income households is looking for volunteers to help them help others. The Community Action Agency of Delaware County does free tax filings for people who make less than $56,000 a year. As they get ready to take on hundreds of clients from Jan. 27 through April […]