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He gave a $125K gift to Jefferson, expecting it would help get a marijuana growing license. Was it pay-to-play?

He gave a $125K gift to Jefferson, expecting it would help get a marijuana growing license. Was it pay-to-play?

When marijuana entrepreneur Matthew Mallory promised to donate $250,000 to he expected something in return — an alliance with a major research university that would put him on an inside track to launch a business growing, selling, and researching medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Mallory made an initial payment of $125,000 to Jefferson in December 2016. He was bitterly disappointed two weeks […]

NYC created a website to support women. Philadelphia could follow

NYC created a website to support women. Philadelphia could follow

A woman in Philadelphia can find business loans, apply for affordable housing, report sexual harassment at work, get free financial counseling, and find pre-kindergarten for her child. Advertisment of Gallery: But she’ll have to go hunting across the internet or ask around to learn about each service. In New York City, however, that information and more is available in one […]

‘Who‘s buying sex in Center City on lunch break?‘ Bill takes aim at sex trafficking at massage parlors

‘Who‘s buying sex in Center City on lunch break?‘ Bill takes aim at sex trafficking at massage parlors

Behind darkened doors, barred windows, or surveilled entrances, thousands of massage parlors hiding exploited sex workers are operating across the country. But lately, in some cities, more of the visitors knocking on their doors are inspectors. In San Francisco, 150 illicit massage businesses have been shut down since 2015 largely thanks to enforcement of a new municipal code. A toughened […]

Cartoon about migrant children and abortion riles up readers in Bucks County

Cartoon about migrant children and abortion riles up readers in Bucks County

On Friday, the Bucks County Courier Times printed an apology after angry readers flooded the newspaper’s phone lines over a political cartoon about the situation at the Mexican border. The cartoon, drawn by syndicated cartoonist Gary McCoy (whose work is distributed by Cagle Cartoons), shows Waiting for an abortion at the desk is a pregnant African American woman. “Hi! We’re […]

Watch Jon Dorenbos get an Eagles Super Bowl ring – and learn how you can win your own

Watch Jon Dorenbos get an Eagles Super Bowl ring – and learn how you can win your own

Your reaction to getting your own Eagles World Championship ring may never be as good as former Eagles player Jon Dorenbos’. The Eagles this week that gives fans a shot at winning the coveted piece of jewelry, along with a slew of other prizes, including 50-yard line tickets for the Eagles-Redskins game on Dec. 3, as well as a meet-and-greet with owner Jeffrey […]

City Fitness is growing. But here‘s why it‘s cutting instructors

City Fitness is growing. But here‘s why it‘s cutting instructors

Three years ago, City Fitness had two locations and 60 employees. Now, the Philadelphia-based gym is gearing up to open its sixth location in what might be its flashiest outpost yet — — and aims to employ 200 by the end of the year. But it’s also cutting its exercise instructor staff by more than half, as it leaves behind the […]

3 Charts That Show What‘s Actually Happening Along The Southern Border

3 Charts That Show What‘s Actually Happening Along The Southern Border

The total number of people apprehended for illegally crossing the southern U.S. border has been steadily falling for almost two decades. It‘s a long-term trend that sociologists, economists and federal officials have been tracking for years. Loading… The trend apparently at odds with statements made this week by , and . They defended the administration‘s detention and prosecution policies by […]