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Monday, May 6, 2019
School Districts Stockpiling Huge 'Rainy Day' Funds

School Districts Stockpiling Huge 'Rainy Day' Funds

Some school districts in the Philadelphia suburbs and Lehigh Valley have amassed large "rainy day" funds, or budget surplus accounts, while still raising property taxes every year. The state Department of Education sets an annual cap on the amount district can raise in new taxes, but their regulations can be circumvented by districts. Here's how.

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Monday, May 6, 2019
Here Are School Districts Most Often Asking for Higher Taxes

Here Are School Districts Most Often Asking for Higher Taxes

A list of school districts in the Philly burbs and Lehigh Valley that have most often sought state approval to circumvent limits on school tax increases. Read More

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Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Toxic Breast Implants? FDA Probing Side Effects on Women

Toxic Breast Implants? FDA Probing Side Effects on Women

Complications from a specific type of breast implant, known as textured shell-style, may be causing severe side effects for some women. A federal agency is now investigating. Read More

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Monday, Apr 29, 2019
VA Secretary Says 'Burn Pits' Plan Not Yet Ready

VA Secretary Says 'Burn Pits' Plan Not Yet Ready

The head of the Veterans Affairs Administration, Secretary Robert Wilkie, told NBC10 during an interview in Delaware on April 29 that he is awaiting more data from the Department of Defense about the effects of "burn pits" on military personnel before moving forward with an all-encompassing plan. Burn pits were large-scale garage disposal dump sites at military bases overseas. Their use has since been discontinued. Thousands of veterans have filed claims with the VA related to side effects the vets believe have arisen from their exposure to the garbage pits.

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Friday, Apr 26, 2019
Living with Lead: Enough Children in Philly Getting Tested?

Living with Lead: Enough Children in Philly Getting Tested?

Lead poses a big threat to children who live in older homes, but are enough children being tested? The NBC10 Investigators took a look at the numbers.

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Monday, Apr 8, 2019
NBC10 Responds: Protecting Yourself Against Phone Phishing

NBC10 Responds: Protecting Yourself Against Phone Phishing

An NBC10 viewer was the latest victim of a scam where she was called to confirm personal information over the phone. She went with her first instinct and called NBC10 Responds to find out her next move. NBC10 Responds and Harry Hairston share tips on avoiding the phone phishing scam.

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Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Gov. Wolf Pitches Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

Gov. Wolf Pitches Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Get Lead Out of Schools

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now pitching a multi-billion dollar plan to get the lead out of schools. NBC10 Investigative reporter Mitch Blacher has been tracking the impact of lead poisoning throughout the area for years. Here is a closer look at the latest plan to fix the problem.

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Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
Living With Lead: Children Being Plagued by Poison

Living With Lead: Children Being Plagued by Poison

More than 2,500 children in Philadelphia are living in houses with lead and parents are demanding answers from the Philadelphia Housing Authority. The NBC10 Investigators find out how the city is working to stop lead poisoning.

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Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Veteran Says Open Air Burn Pits Caused Health Problems

Veteran Says Open Air Burn Pits Caused Health Problems

A veteran says open air burn pits used to get rid of garbage and waste on military bases throughout the Middle East caused him health problems, including an incurable lung disease and chest pains. He also says he has to use a pacemaker at the age of 39. He's one of thousands of soldiers who have made claims related to the burn pits.

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Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
Penn Researcher Wants VA to Improve Burn Pits Health Care

Penn Researcher Wants VA to Improve Burn Pits Health Care

More than 11,500 healthcare claims by military personnel related to overseas military burn pits have been submitted to the Veterans Administration, yet only two in 10 have been approved. Congress and researchers are taking notice. Read More

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