It'll be cold again today, but at least we won't get a few hours of snow showers like many of us got yesterday. We hope. Who even knows at this point? The one thing we do know: It's still time to bundle up, as the high today barely cracks freezing. Here's the forecast from Dark Sky.
The Pennsylvania House is back in session this week, and some lawmakers there are backing two nearly identical controversial abortion bills that would shorten the amount of time women have to get an abortion. They say both bills include safeguards for women’s health and have exceptions for when the health of the woman involved is at stake. But some opponents say the bills could mean doctors who choose to perform a medical procedure to help a patient may be committing a felony. Here’s a look at what’s in the bills, and why opponents say it could put women’s health in danger.
Call it soda tax whiplash. Temple University now says it'll take another look at its soda tax calculations after a scolding from the Kenney administration — a spokeswoman pointed out to the Inquirer recent university staff growth, plans to build a stadium and a national trend of colleges raising fees instead of tuition to cover expenses. This all follows a report that Temple would hike student boarding costs 4.8 percent to cover its soda tax costs. That rate increase is now on hold. To get all the latest news on the soda tax and how it impacts our community right to your inbox, check out our Soda Tax in Philly story and click Follow This.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a ride share? It might’ve been yesterday following Tuesday’s “blizzard” when people turned to Uber and Lyft rather than deal with transit delays and parking wars. Riders across Philly reported surge pricing nearly four times as much as regular fares — $19 for a typically $2.70 Uber POOL ride, $30 from Queen Village to Center City. Here’s how much people were charged and what the companies had to say about it.
After the screening of the film Unleashed at the Kimmel, which opens the 4th annual celebration of females in film, join actors and filmmakers for a toast. The $15 ticket benefits the WFF and includes passed hors d'oeuvres plus drink specials, or spring for the $35 and partake liberally from the open bar.
Where: Fine Palate at 231 S. 15th St. 19102
When: March 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
How much: $15 or $35
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The NCAA Tournament starts today, with Villanova tipping off at 7:10 p.m. on CBS. Are you still having trouble figuring out your bracket? Not sure if Nova is a Final Four team or if the Wildcats are ripe for an upset? Well listen to our experts...two little kids. Max and Zoe Levy — the adorable kids of Billy Penn Sports Editor Dan Levy — did their official NCAA tourney picks for us. The kids also run a charity, and donate $$$ from their brackets to CHOP, where Max is a patient. Check out their picks, see their TV spots on Fox 29 and The 700 Level, and join their bracket challenge before it locks at noon.
Your Little Pete's memories are rolling in and they're, uh, interesting. A dinner faceplant, a wedding breakfast and one deflowering, so far. The beloved Center City diner will close its doors for good Memorial Day Weekend, but memories of it will live on forever. Tell us your best Little Pete's story.