A November 2021 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 30% of parents with 12- to 17-year-olds said they will definitely not vaccinate their children.
Opioids were a main driver in roughly 1,200 drug overdose deaths in Philadelphia last year. That’s four times the city’s murder rate. It’s time, some officials say, to supervise, not criminalize.
For many die-hard Bernie Sanders fans, the historic moment of Hillary Clinton’s nomination inspired not ecstasy but conflicting feelings.
Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party’s gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.
Everyone from President Obama to Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine contrasted the Democratic vision of America to the vision offered by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
In November, the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco are expected to take up the issue of taxing sugary sodas. And voters in Boulder, Colo., may see a ballot initiative too.
Philadelphia’s mayor is proposing a divisive tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The revenue would help fund a plan for community preschools, as well as renovations to parks and libraries.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city’s oldest Polish church, but it’s facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.
The Amtrak passenger train was going more than 100 miles an hour when it derailed north of Philadelphia. Positive train control could have automatically slowed the train down on that stretch of rail.
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.