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Sarah Mueller

Delaware lawmakers signed off Monday on a new voting system for the First State.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The “Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center” on I-95 is now officially the "Biden Welcome Center.”


National Hurricane Center

Florence weakened to a tropical depression Sunday over the Carolinas and gained speed as it approaches the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.

 


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Hurricane Florence hasn’t had an impact on gas prices locally – at least not yet.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware actually dipped slightly over past week, dropping a penny from $2.83 to $2.82.

DEMA

Law enforcement agencies and others are receiving a bump in funding from federal homeland security grants.

FEMA is awarding Delaware nearly $8.8 million this year through post-911 security grant programs.

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State and County officials are trying to help people whose homes have been foreclosed on become aware of resources available to them.

Delaware has the second highest foreclosure rate in the country after New Jersey, according to RealtyTrac.com.


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The Special Olympics USA Training Camp gets underway Monday at the University of Delaware in Newark.

 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

New Castle County has finished surveying residents of two communities along Route 9 about environmental conditions in their neighborhoods— and whether they might ultimately want to relocate, if given the opportunity.


Dr. Sandra Gibney works in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. She is also a member of Delaware’s Behavioral Health consortium led by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long.

Among other things, that group is charged with combating the state’s opioid crisis. They’ve made wide-ranging recommendations to Gov. John Carney, helped pass overdose legislation and gone out into communities to pass out Narcan, the opioid overdose antidote.

Dr. Gibney sat down this week with Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino to discuss her role on the consortium connecting people with substance abuse disorder to treatment.


Delaware Tech Terry Campus

The annual Kent County Economic Summit is fast approaching. This year’s event is Tuesday, September 18 at Delaware Tech’s Terry campus in Dover and will focus on “Digital Transformation in Business.”

 

 


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