Watch for clear skies all day and temperatures warming up from around 50 this morning to 60 in the afternoon. And enjoy it. It only gets worse the next few days. Here's today's weather forecast from Dark Sky.
Hundreds shut down the streets of Center City Wednesday night for the International Women’s Day protest — the local effort of the world-wide day focused on women’s and laborer’s rights. Many of the men, women and children gathered to hear the march’s speakers were wearing red, honoring the international efforts happening in organized strikes and marches in at least 40 other countries. Before heading down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway toward City Hall, event organizers read the International Women’s Day demands in English and Spanish.
Take a long lunch, as March Madness in Philly really gets rolling at noon today. Villanova starts their Big East tourney run against St. John's at 12 p.m. on FS1. At the same time, La Salle faces Davidson in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, on NBCSN. (St. Joe's lost last night to UMass in the A10 first round.) At 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU, Temple faces East Carolina in the AAC first round. It's a big day in local college hoops. Follow all the scores with our City 6 tourney tracker.
Good news, Pennsylvania: You probably can fly with just your driver’s license as your ID, despite reports that you’d need a passport. The nightmare of Keystone State residents being turned away at airports next year for only having a driver’s license as proof of ID is getting less and less likely. Insiders say committees in the House and Senate should finalize and approve bills in the next two weeks pushing Pennsylvania toward complying with what is known as the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID Act, with eligibility for floor votes coming soon after. “It’s on the move,” said State Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon). “It’ll probably get voted on and bada bing, bada boom.” Here's why the ID question became such a saga and what changes will mean for you (hint: at least one extra trip to the DMV).
To celebrate a year in business, this corner cafe-slash-creative-agency is offering a free cup of joe to everyone who stops by. Also, 20% of all purchases for the day will be donated to the ACLU.
Where: Rally at 701 S. 7th St. 19147
When: March 9, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free cup of coffee
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Wondering what Pennsylvania's Senators and Congressional representatives think of Donald Trump's attempt at overhauling Obamacare? We got you covered. So far, only a few lawmakers have voiced support for the measure, including the Republicans. Many of them have expressed concerned about the plan or said they need more time to examine it. Check out the full list, which we will update as politicians' stances become clearer.
Billy Penn’s model is expanding to another city by merging with a fledgling site that’s already operating in Denver, Colo., and its newly expanded ownership team has plans to seek funding to continue its mission of finding a sustainable model for local news. Spirited Media will take over the operations, staff and assets of Denverite, a nine-person team that launched in June of 2016 to cover the Mile High City. The addition means Spirited Media now employs 27 people across three cities in regions with a population greater than 10 million: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Denver. And the company has bigger plans for the future.