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Where Pa. gov candidates stand on the issues
In less than two months, Pennsylvania voters will choose a new governor, and the top two candidates have diverging views on many important points.
- Whether abortion will be banned or supported is a top contention point, with Republican Doug Mastriano calling the former his “No. 1” issue and Democrat Josh Shapiro vowing to veto bills that would do so.
From education spending to election administration, and gun regulation to LGBTQ rights, Spotlight PA breaks down where the two gov hopefuls stand.
Sheryl Lee Ralph shines as ‘Abbott Elementary’ wins at Emmys
“Abbott Elementary,” the hit show about a fictional Philadelphia school, took home two Emmys last night, including best comedy writing for Quinta Brunson.
- Sheryl Lee Ralph won the first Emmy of her four-decade career, for her portrayal of Barbara Howard, the Jim Gardner-loving kindergarten teacher — and her acceptance brought the crowd to its feet.
“To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream … I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,” Ralph said, in an inspiring speech for the ages.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Pennsylvania school districts will all soon offer free breakfast to all students, thanks to $21.5 million in state funding. Philly public schools have offered free breakfast and lunch for nearly a decade. [PhillyVoice/WHYY]
- The former Sheridan Elementary in Kensington kicked off its first school year as Gloria Casarez Elementary. It’s named after Philly’s first director of LGBT affairs, who was the first Latine person Pennsylvania honored with a blue historical marker. [KYW/BP 2021]
- The 99-year-old architect of the former PPD headquarters, known as the Roundhouse, debunked the idea that it was designed to look like handcuffs. [Inquirer$]
- The Cobbs Creek Foundation will present more detailed plans for buildings at its proposed West Philly golf course to the Philadelphia Art Commission tomorrow. [Grid/WHYY/Grid]
- Local Disney fans rejoice: The entertainment giant’s centennial anniversary exhibition — dubbed “Disney 100” — starts its world tour this February at the Franklin Institute. [Disney Diary/PhillyVoice]
- RIP rapper PnB Rock. The 30-year-old musician, who grew up in Germantown, was shot and killed during a robbery at a restaurant in Los Angeles. [6ABC]
Mayor Kenney starts with a groundbreaking at Fotteral Square Park in Glenwood, part of the Rebuild program (10:30 a.m.). He then heads to City Hall to present a Liberty Bell replica to Ryan Long, the Philly resident who had a historic Jeopardy winning streak this spring and will return to the Tournament of Champions this fall (12:30 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
🎞️ Catch a preview screening of Ken Burns’ “The U.S. and the Holocaust” at the Weitzman followed by a panel discussion hosted by Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY’s Radio Times. (6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14)
👻 Halloween pop-up bar Nightmare Before Tinsel opens for the season on Sansom Street in Center City with a decor of pirate skeletons and screens showing old horror movie clips, plus themed drinks and snacks. (4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 through the fall)