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Delaware GOP renounces Republican candidate for U.S. House

Delaware’s Republican Party wants nothing to do with its candidate for the state’s lone U.S. House seat. State party’s executive committee voted earlier this week to formally censure the candidacy of Scott Walker, who won the Republican primary for the seat Sept. 6.

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Candidate Conversations: State Attorney General candidate Bernard Pepukayi

This week, we continue bringing you our series of Candidate Conversations - part of Delaware Public Media’s 2018 Election coverage, and the Delaware Debates we are producing again this fall with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication. We are examining the race for State Attorney General– and in this interview, Republican Bernard Pepukayi.

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Delaware’s celebration of Peace Week continues through this weekend.

302GunsDown is the primary sponsor of the “Bringing It Back to Peace” celebration in Wilmington Saturday.

Jea Street Jr. is with 302GunsDown, and calls the event Peace Week’s “grand finale.”

“The overall feeling that we want people to walk away with is the feeling of encouragement and love,” said Street. “We really do try to use culture as a weapon to fight against all of these ills we’re seeing in society. We use music to heal.”

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

As part of the First State’s celebration of Peace Week, the Division of Human Relations held two public discussions in Wilmington this week during which participants were asked to respond to video clips of discrimination.


Gov. John Carney has made his picks for two open judicial seats on Delaware’s Court of Chancery

Morgan Zurn and Kathaleen McCormick are Carney’s nominees.

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The Sussex County Council approved a new “special events” ordinance this week.

 


Courtesy: Sussex County

Sussex County’s Delaware Coastal Airport is receiving $5.5 million in federal support.

Delaware Coastal is a former Naval airfield serving Georgetown with two runways for private and business flights.

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The Christina School District teachers’ union voted to approve an agreement spelling out their role in the district’s reorganization of its Wilmington schools.


Sarah Mueller

Legislation protecting Delaware’s coastline from offshore drilling was signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Carney.


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Delmarva poultry producer Mountaire Farms is sending a supply of chicken to those affected by Hurricane Florence.

A truck carrying 40,000 lbs. of chicken left a freezer location in Millsboro Wednesday afternoon on its way to North Carolina to feed those in need after the devastating storm.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health announced the state’s first West Nile Virus-related death in over 6 years Wednesday.

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Sen. Chris Coons is calling for the FBI to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But the president has not yet ordered that investigation.


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