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Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Republican Peggy Marshall Thomas has dropped out of the Attorney General’s race.


State Republican party vice chair Emily Taylor confirmed Thomas is out.

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A separated bikeway is coming to Newark in the next few years.


DelDOT is holding the first public workshop about the project Monday at the Newark Free Library from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Delawareans with medical conditions like epilepsy, diabetes or PTSD can now have those conditions noted on their state ID or driver’s license.

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Buccini/Pollin Group cut the ribbon on the Residences at Mid-town Park this Thursday.

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Citizens rallied on Rodney Square in Wilmington Thursday to protest the dismantling of the bus hub there this past winter.

At the rally, Coalition to Restore Bus Service on Rodney Square leaders said the rerouting of buses from the Square amounted to discrimination.


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Wilmington’s 76ers Fieldhouse officially broke ground Wednesday.

The new 76ers’ Fieldhouse in South Wilmington will be home to the 76ers’ NBA G League Team, the Delaware Blue Coats - previously the 87ers.

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A volunteer crew representing Discover Financial Services helped prep playground equipment at the Newark Reservoir on a sweltering Tuesday this week.

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Officials say the White Clay Creek State Park master plan is in the beginning stages and no firm recommendations have yet been made.



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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is leading a delegation of American elected officials to China starting Monday.


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.