Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik

Hannah is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice covering trending news. She’s interested in criminal justice, state politics, music and education reporting. Originally from the West Coast, she grew up in Northern California and earned her journalism degree from the University of Oregon before making the cross-country move. She’s had work published in the Seattle Times, PennLive, The Statesman Journal, The News-Review and Southwark News. Hannah also served as the Senior News Editor for the Daily Emerald, UO’s student-run newspaper.

hkanik@phillyvoice.com

May 5, 2021

Travel

PHL adds 40 new routes, including international flights, as COVID restrictions ease

The Philadelphia International Airport announced its adding 40 more routes ahead of the summer season. Some flights are coming back after a pandemic-caused hiatus, while others are brand new, the airport says.

May 5, 2021

Music

Bruce Springsteen to be awarded Woody Guthrie Prize for continuing the late artist's legacy

Bruce Springsteen will be awarded the Woody Guthrie Prize at a members-only, virtual event held on May 13.The prize is awarded to artists that continue the legacy of the late folk legend, and Springsteen's themes of the American Dream and the struggles of the working class earned him the award.

May 5, 2021

Technology

Uber partners with goPuff to expand grocery delivery nationwide

Uber and goPuff are joining forces to expand grocery delivery in the U.S. this summer. The Philadelphia-founded delivery startup will create an inventory of items customers can order through the Uber app in 95 cities across the country next month.

May 4, 2021

Government

'Help for the Hurdles' launches in Philly, aims to assist homeless shelter residents get jobs

Help for the Hurdes, a work-assistance program, aims to assist Philadelphians living in homeless shelters land and keep jobs by addressing barriers like child care and transportation. More than 15,000 people experience homelessness in Philadelphia each year. Similar programs in the city don't include the extra services like financial literacy training, transportation and childcare.

May 4, 2021

Lifestyle

Free beer, donuts and more offered as incentives for getting COVID vaccine

Vaccination rates across the country have plateaued as more states expand eligibility to all residents. To get more people to roll up their sleeves, cities, states and businesses are offering incentives ranging from free beer to signing bonuses.

May 1, 2021

Lottery

$1.75 million winning lottery ticket sold at Northeast Philly Lukoil

A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 with Quick Cash ticket, worth $1.75 million, was sold at the Lukoil at 402 Adams Ave. The store will earn a $10,000 selling bonus, officials said.

May 1, 2021

Prevention

The pandemic is making you age faster: Here's what you can do to slow it down

Researchers have found yet another way the pandemic has impacted our overall health: stress aging. Things like losing sleep, weight gain, poor stress management and an unhealthy diet can contribute to aging.

May 1, 2021

Government

Philadelphia Police Department will ask for more funding, citing cost to continue Taser rollout

Mayor Jim Kenney proposed city's budget for the 2022 fiscal year would freeze the Philadelphia Police Department's spending at $727 million for the second year in a row. Philadelphia police said the department needs more money in order to continue its five-year plan to equip all officers with Tasers, and the department's leads plan to request more money from the city in order to keep the program on track, spokesperson Sgt. Eric Gripp said.

May 1, 2021

Government

Undocumented people can now sign up for drivers licenses in NJ

Undocumented immigrants will now be able to apply for a drivers license in the state of New Jersey — opening doors for undocumented immigrants to work, go to school and get medical care.

April 30, 2021

Music

Genesis to perform in Philly for the first time in 14 years

Genesis is returning to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time since September 2007 as part of "The Last Domino?" tour. Fans who register for the pre-sale can buy tickets May 5, 2021. The general public can buy tickets May 7.

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