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The First State National Historical Park is moving toward turning what was once the state’s first county jail into a park office and visitor center.

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A standard of care for infants diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure has been set across the state.

Some Delaware education advocates say they’re disappointed in the recent standardized test scores.

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The 18th annual Special Olympics Delaware’s Summer Camp is getting underway.


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Over the years, back-to-school shopping has become more than a retail excursion for JoAnn Babbie and her two sons.

Picking out binders and backpacks requires a parent-child conversation. Comparing prices is a teachable moment. And handing over the credit card and car keys to allow the boys to do some shopping on their own is a rite of passage.

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This year’s back-to-school fashions have moved beyond plaid, with new colors, cuts and combinations designed to inspire discretionary spending.

While shopping in recent years has focused on purchases kids need rather than want, this season there’s a trend toward indulgence.

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A customer relations and communications manager for Delaware’s Department of Transportation is getting a chance to show off her work as a photographer starting this weekend in New Castle County.



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Last weekend was the 24th annual People’s Festival in Wilmington.

It’s a tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley, who lived in the city at times during the 60s and 70s.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with festival co-founder Genny Pitts about the festival’s humble origins, and her friendship with the Marley family.


Delaware companies are reacting to a recent European Union court decision on genetically modified food. The ruling means new techniques of genetic engineering will be subject to safety checks and consumer labeling in Europe.


Hajime Sakai is CEO of Napigen, a gene-editing company in Wilmington. He spoke to Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller about why it’s a setback for businesses like his.


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Persistent rain couldn’t keep the 99th annual Delaware State Fair from breaking one attendance record.