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Sussex pharamacist on new national opioid crisis data

A newly released database from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) maps the spread of prescription opioids across the country in recent years. A Sussex County pharmacist is offering his take on the data.

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DRPI landfill opposition continues after bill dies, comment period closes

Legislation that would have prevented a Minquadale-area landfill from expanding failed to pass the General Assembly last month, but some are still speaking out against the proposed expansion.

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Sussex County’s Nanticoke Health Services has agreed to affiliate itself with the Salisbury-based Peninsula Regional Health System.

 

The two nonprofit health systems signed a definitive agreement for Peninsula to assume ownership of Nanticoke early next year.

 

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The State of Delaware is considering whether levying a soda tax is a good idea.


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Claire DeMatteis was sworn in as Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner this week. She’s been working with DOC staff for the past two years, most recently coordinating reentry initiatives across six state agencies.

Before that, DeMatteis served as a Special Assistant at DOC, helping implement recommendations made by an independent review of the 2017 deadly prison uprising at Vaughn Correctional Center.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller sat down with DeMatties this week to talk about her priorities and issues facing the department.


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Delaware’s Forest Service (DFS) has published the newest edition of its popular “Big Trees of Delaware.”

 

 


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A budding local writer has earned national recognition— and money for college— for prose and poetry exploring her Chinese-American identity. 

 


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This year, back-to-school shoppers are expected to spend more than ever before—and they will part with their dollars in multiple ways in a variety of retail spaces.


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Shopping for shoes is a longtime back-to-school tradition. This year, there’s a shift in the market since Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy after 63 years in business and started shuttering 2,500 stores.

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Odyssey Charter School is now on probation and must comply with multiple conditions to keep its charter.


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The 100th annual Delaware State Fair kicked off Thursday. For its centennial year the fair has a few new attractions.


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Delaware’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security has contracted  a Massachusetts company - Rave Mobile Safety - to bring its safety app to First State schools.

 


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