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POLITICO

Planning a grid for the future, New Jersey regulator is stuck in the past

Plastic bags have lobbyists. They’re winning.

Last-minute changes halt plastic, paper bag ban in Assembly

Lyft fights to avoid Americans with Disabilities Act in federal court

Pelosi, de Blasio press passage of immigration reform bill

Usain Bolt launches an e-scooter legalization campaign

Judge rules MTA must install elevators as part of renovations, under federal disabilities act

Williams delivers emotional speech after winning public advocate election

Sharpton lunches with Kamala Harris, but no endorsement yet

Public advocate candidates agree: De Blasio should not run for president

Johnson faces skeptical questions about his decision to eliminate Diaz’s committee

10 public advocate candidates spar in first televised debate

Amazon’s anti-union stance exacerbates opposition

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Atlanta-based company execs survived California plane crash

Environmentalists sue over Endangered Species Act rollbacks

California counties sue over public benefit immigration rule

California school draws crowd to view mural some call racist

Berkeley drops words like ‘manpower’ in push to be inclusive

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

San Francisco to paint over historic George Washington mural

Police seek suspects after 2 shot at mall near San Francisco

India tariffs threaten California almond industry

Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

San Francisco moves closer to nation’s 1st e-cigarette ban

Unanimous vote OKs security deal for men’s-only retreat

California county questions security deal for men-only club

Oakland becomes 2nd US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

CRAIN’S NEW YORK

Employers in dark on complying with new harassment regulations

CNN

Judge orders streamlined process in suits against Cleveland fertility center

Arrest made after body found at home linked to NFL player Janoris Jenkins

West Point appoints Darryl A. Williams as first black superintendent

Suspect in murder and rape cases used dating websites to find victims, police say

NASCAR CEO Brian France accused of DWI and possession of oxycodone

NEXT CITY

Freelancers Recovering Stolen Wages Under New NYC Law

There’s Good Besides the Bad and Ugly of Public Housing

Streamlining the Public Housing Repair Process for NYC

The Facts Behind the New York City Facts

Philly Walks Tricky Path to Better Sidewalks

Big Philly Employer Adds New Benefit for Bicycle Commuters

EATER

The Baker and the Bicycle

AL JAZEERA

US journalism students should undergo anti-overdose training

CIVIL EATS

A Facebook Group that Helps the Queer Community Fight Hunger

HARVARD MAGAZINE

Next Steps: A dancer’s dual life

Brain Food: Comics to chew on

Worth a Thousand Words: A printmaker plays with the hidden patterns of language and art.

Visas and Visions: Kavita Shah makes music in many idioms

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE

Head underground for Gotham’s new Catacombs by Candlelight tour

CITY LIMITS

Nighttime NYC: How Nocturnal Trash-Pickers Profit from Discarded Treasures

JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION EXCHANGE

They Use Art to Represent, Protect Kids From Rikers, Rest of Justice System

VOICES OF NEW YORK

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

NEW YORK CITY NEWS SERVICE

Running the New York City Marathon All Year Long

PLAN PHILLY

Philly’s Civic Engagement Academy expanding to meet booming demand

Giving arts a seat at the community development table

Indego meets Internet literacy in course helping adults learn both

Schoolyard redesign at Chester Arthur to support inquiry-driven learning

Pop-up programming in Chinatown enlivens a plaza for community

Drink Tap: Public water kiosks help Philly hydrate on Schuylkill River Trail

Fairmount Conservancy launches new guide for enjoying Fairmount Park

Seeking common ground through Shakespeare in Clark Park

Philly mapped street trees for smarter maintenance

BITCH MAGAZINE

Bitchlist: The Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives

Review of film ‘GTFO

New Documentary ‘GTFO’ Focuses on Female Gamers

She Makes Comics: A New Documentary Explores the History of Women in Comics

THE AWL

Brooklyn’s New Colonial Frontier

BROAD STREET REVIEW

Racism is a Sickness opens at the Art Church of West Philadelphia

Flashpoint Theatre Company calls it quits

Philly drummers travel to Cuba to enrich work in Philly schools

Old Enough to Know Better at Crane Arts

The Handmaid’s Tale at Curio: Every moment matters

Drexel’s Immortal Beauty unveils extraordinary costumes to the public

Skateable sculptures kick off ‘Open Source’ from Mural Arts

Silvana Cardell’s Supper, People on the Move

Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival: Women tackle parity on Philly’s theater scene

A day in the life of Philly: 1,900 photographs transform Dilworth Park

Mud, glitter, and glory: the 2015 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

The Philly Puff blows up the Portside Community Arts Festival

Hold These Truths explores Japanese Internment in America

A Philly arts and culture guide to MLK Day

Team Sunshine’s  Sincerity Project

Ballet X’s Fall Series

Koresh Dance Company’s evolution

Alma Sanchez-Eppler’s They Extract!

Lisa D’Amour’s Detriot by Philadelphia Theatre Company

Fringe Festival’s RealLivePeople: Would I Lie to You?

Jeremy Holmes’s Convergence at Drexel University