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Phillies manager to address elephant in the room in coming days

Phillies manager Rob Thomson will address the elephant in the room sometime during the team’s upcoming series in St. Louis. The elephant is the Phillies’ two-game trip to Toronto next week. The Phillies will be without several players who don’t comply with Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

SLC Summer League: Charles Bassey helps lift Sixers over Jazz

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Utah Jazz 86-82 on Wednesday on Day 2 of the Salt Lake City Summer League. The 76ers and the Jazz played a back-and-forth contest in the first two quarters, but the Jazz held the lead following the first 24 minutes (43-39) after establishing the difference in the second quarter. However, the 76ers entered the second half with a different attitude and pulled away for good in the third quarter. The Jazz won the final quarter 21-20, but that was not enough to mount a comeback and Philadelphia escaped with the win.

Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro Pledges to Veto Any Abortion Ban

Pennsylvania candidate for Governor Josh Shapiro was joined by members of the medical profession this afternoon to draw a distinct division between him and his opponent. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports. WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald is a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who has worked in the region since the mid-1980s. Tom started...

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth “Libby” White died peacefully at her home at Pine Run Retirement Community on her birthday, June 30, 2022. She was born in 1935 at Ft. Riley Kansas, the first daughter of Alfred W. and Mabel W. Liedtke. Since her father was a career Army officer, the family moved frequently: Ames, Iowa; Romulus, N.Y.; and during World War II, Aberdeen, Md. Soon after deployment to Japan in 1950, the Korean War broke out and Lt. Col. Liedtke was reassigned to Seoul, but not before the rest of the family set out in their 1948 Dodge to catch a troop transport bound from San Francisco to Tokyo. They spent the summer in Japan, but then returned to Maryland where they had to find new housing because their own home had been rented out thinking they would be away for several years.

Local artists win awards at Ellarslie Open

Thirty-one of 134 exhibiting artists received awards during the June 25 artists reception for “Ellarslie Open 39” at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. The annual juried exhibition showcases, this year, over 160 artworks by artists from the region and as far away as Texas. Deborah Oliver oversaw...

Philly DA Says Supreme Court Gun Ruling Could Make the City’s Gun Violence Crisis Worse

Philadelphia's DA believes the US Supreme Court's ruling on guns last week will make Philadelphia an even more dangerous city. WHYY's Tom MacDonald reports. WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald is a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who has worked in the region since the mid-1980s. Tom started in commercial radio covering the MOVE standoff with police for WFIL-AM. He was also City Hall Bureau Chief, covering government and politics for more than a decade, for WWDB-FM.