Morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metro area.
Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
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CONTENT FROM THIS SOURCENews Story Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 2018
Across the country, more than one million people are waiting — sometimes for more than two years — for an appeal hearing to determine whether they qualify for these disability benefits.
News Story Maddie Hanna
May 30, 2017
As potential cuts to the federal Medicaid program command headlines, advocates in New Jersey are raising concerns about shrinking state programs for the poor.
News Story Jane Von Bergen
April 17, 2017
What has Salvato in a tizzy is the near-collapse of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system. In mid-December, the state closed three service centers and furloughed 521 workers, or a third of the people who deal with unemployment compensation.
Letter to Editor Deborah R. Gross
March 21, 2017
Eliminating funding for the Legal Services Corp. poses a threat to our entire community. Denying funding for civil legal aid prevents access to justice for all.
Op-Ed Deborah R. Gross, Catherine Carr, Joseph Sullivan
March 17, 2017
Philadelphia should follow the example of Washington and New York and move toward making legal representation in eviction and foreclosure proceedings a right, not a privilege available only to those who can afford it.
News Story Samantha Melamed
February 26, 2017
In fact, it reflects standard practice in Philadelphia, whose Department of Human Services (DHS) removes children from their homes at a rate much higher than most big U.S. cities and collects nearly $2 million per year in child support from their parents.
Op-Ed Gaetan J. Alfano, Deborah R. Gross, Mary F. Platt
December 1, 2016
An investment in civil legal aid will ultimately help to transform the social and economic landscape of Philadelphia.
Feature Jane Von Bergen
November 20, 2016
When it comes to how poor people are treated at work, Sharon Dietrich gets mad.
Interview Jane Von Bergen
November 19, 2016
Effective November 14, people with certain misdemeanor convictions can ask the court to seal their records.
Op-Ed Karen Sacks
April 27, 2016
Legal assistance can make the difference between an ex-offender gaining a solid footing or returning to the behavior that led to prison.
News Story Michael Boren
April 18, 2016
Under a state law that takes effect Monday, people could have a faster path to clearing their names.
Blog Post Brendan Lynch
March 14, 2016
Today, new fair hiring rules that apply to nearly all employers take effect in Philadelphia, and they will vastly increase employment opportunities for people with criminal records.
News Story Tricia L. Nadolny
September 7, 2015
Philadelphia is in the midst of crafting a broader program that could offer income-based bills and debt forgiveness. Advocates argue that fewer shutoffs can have stabilizing benefits in a community.
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