“We Deserve for You to Protect Us”

In the midst of another grim year of gun violence, The Trace asked Philadelphians what they want leaders to do. Here’s what they said.

By Sabrina Iglesias

Can Philly Solve Its ATV Problem?

ATVs, buggies and dirt bikes are wreaking havoc on Philly streets and fueling a sense of disorder. What cities are smartly confronting the problem?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Stronger Every Day

Tashawn Strother’s son was shot. Two years later, she tells the incredibly moving story of her family’s long journey to healing as part of the Center for Gun Violence Reporting’s Credible Messenger Project

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Child Sexual Abuse is Preventable

There are signs, and you can learn to see them. A Philly children’s advocate urges all of us to get trained and intervene this summer.

By Benita Williams

The Little-Known Leader Pushing For Urgency on Gun Violence

While Mayor Kenney, DA Krasner and police commissioner Outlaw point fingers and demonstrate the Philly Shrug, State Sen. Art Haywood rejects the politics of helplessness

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: Philly Knows How to Fix our Gun Violence Problem

So why, WURD’s midday host wonders, won’t it do so? Here, some proven ways to combat the scourge of shootings in Philly

By Charles D. Ellison

How Philly Fights Illegal Dumping

Why the dumpers are winning, and how the City can beat them

By Nick Russo

LISTEN: We Have the Second Amendment All Wrong

Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi says the 1791 edict doesn't mean what we think it means

By Ali Velshi