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Sarah Mueller

The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is hoping for more federal funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget.

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Gov. John Carney is poised to sign a bill allowing for creation of a statewide system of care for drug overdose patients.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports the goal of this system would be to offer the same quality of care to anyone suffering from an overdose no matter where in the state they enter the system.


Studies from the United States Geological Survey show a decrease of pollutants in the Delaware Estuary is good news for the First State’s osprey population.

Delaware is reporting its first cases of West Nile Virus for 2018 in a pair of wild birds.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) says two crows have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease.

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The Marine, Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute in Lewes is gearing up for its annual dolphin count.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is asking to raise rates for next year’s Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

It’s hoping to win approval for a 5.7 percent premium hike.

State health officials are expressing concerns over the latest blow to the Affordable Care Act. The ACA’s risk adjustment program has been stalled and some worry the move may raise rates.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reauthorized funding for its Sea Grant program, and the University of Delaware is set to get $685 thousand.

The Delaware Division of Public Health said it’s continuing to make progress on reducing the rate of Delawareans getting and dying from cancer in the First State.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health is seeking input on a draft version of an assessment of public health in the First State.