What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

What Pennsylvania raising the tipped minimum wage would mean

The newest—and perhaps boldest—proposal being touted by Pennsylvania’s left wing is an increase in the minimum wage. Most support bringing the wage up to about $10.10 per hour, which is what President Barack Obama proposed at his last State of the Union address. But an increasing number of Pennsylvania pols have proposed bringing the tipped minimum wage...

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O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

O’Reilly Factor embarrasses Philadelphians with street interviews

On a recent episode of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, producer Jesse Watters, a Philadelphia native, returned to his home city to conduct “man on the street” interviews and—as he’s prone to do—embarrass random people by asking basic questions they can’t answer. Citing being in the “cradle of liberty,” Watters quizzed locals on information...

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UPenn investigating women’s lacrosse bar escapades

UPenn investigating women’s lacrosse bar escapades

Penn students and alumni haven’t been able to literally raise a “toast to dear old Penn” at the school’s Franklin Field for decades, so instead they’ve taken to figuratively throwing slices of toast onto the field during the singing of the ivy league university’s unofficial song, “Drink a Highball.” And based upon news reported in The Daily...

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Philly politics: Where the circus is always in town

Philly politics: Where the circus is always in town

So, I know that everyone is placing marbles in their kids shoes and writing fake news stories today. Hell, I even changed my Facebook profile picture to the fabulous bobcat (hey girl hey!) from the @CrapTaxidermy Twitter account.  In a particularly amusing turn of events, either intentionally from the webmaster or incidentally from the Universe, PoliticsPA’s...

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Local librarian chronicles Philly history through digital collection

Local librarian chronicles Philly history through digital collection

Image via Philadelphia Studies History is important.  Technology is awesome.  Local librarian Michael Krasulski knows this. And he weds them together in his blog, “Philadelphia Studies,” a digital collection of “Philadelphia history through books, ephemera, and the Episcopal Church.” Up front, that may sound a little dry. But, then you start to dig...

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City government passing buck on marijuana decriminalization

City government passing buck on marijuana decriminalization

Seems like joints aren’t the only things Philadelphians pass around; when it comes to marijuana decriminalization, folks really like passing the buck.  Such is the case right now with efforts to decriminalize pot possession in the city. And probably, in part, because no one can agree that the city actually needs to decriminalize pot. Last week, Councilman...

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This robot was on scene at a deadly Bethlehem, Pa. police standoff

This robot was on scene at a deadly Bethlehem, Pa. police standoff

A 90-year-old man in Bethlehem, Pa., engaged in an armed standoff with local police late last week, during which time he took his own life. The man “was armed with a rifle and handgun and had barricaded himself inside his apartment…for nearly five hours… Officers say the suspect fired shots at a police robot during the standoff,” according to NBC10....

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City Council marijuana bill delayed

City Council marijuana bill delayed

In a surprising turn of events yesterday in city council chambers, Councilman Jim Kenney held his bill decriminalizing penalties on Philadelphians possessing small amounts of marijuana. Initially up for a final vote to pass yesterday, the bill is now in peaceful legislative limbo while the Philadelphia Police Department and courts explore what, exactly, decriminalization...

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Local artists to throw ‘Happy Trash Day’ party for sanitation workers

Local artists to throw ‘Happy Trash Day’ party for sanitation workers

Jenny Drumgool is Philly’s own version of Don Quixote, maybe with a dash of Andy Warhol.  But instead of tilting at windmills, the local artist throws spontaneous parties for the city’s trash collectors—balloons and all—both as a form of protest and a celebration of local blue collar might. The East Kensington artist has been throwing the spontaneous...

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Pot activist Goldstein handed harsh sentence

Pot activist Goldstein handed harsh sentence

Goldstein at a SmokeDown Prohibition event Pro-weed activist and PhillyNORML member Chris Goldstein was handed a harsh sentence for marijuana-related demonstration which took place last summer. The punishment includes both probation and a large fine. On August 31, Goldstein and numerous other protesters gathered at Independence Mall for their monthly ‘SmokeDown...

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