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Delaware lawmaker introduces legislation to ban plastic bags

Delaware could join California, New York and Hawaii in implementing a statewide ban on plastic bags.

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State seeks solution to substitute teacher shortage

Substitute teachers in Delaware have not received a statewide pay raise for almost twenty years. And schools are struggling to fill teacher vacancies. Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt takes a closer look at this issue.

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Nicholas Ciolino

Last week’s tornadoes left some damage in Sussex County, but officials say it’s probably not enough to qualify for federal relief.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate is down again, but experts say history indicates it may not sink any further.

Delmarva Poultry Industry

The poultry industry remains big business in the First State and the surrounding region. And the industry recently celebrated its success at the annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet:


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Delaware could join California, New York and Hawaii in implementing a statewide ban on plastic bags.


Nicholas Ciolino

The National Weather Service now says two tornadoes touched down in Delaware during the storm early Monday morning.

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Legislation allowing more Delawareans to seal their criminal records is headed to the Delaware House.


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Delaware’s senior Senator is among those on Capitol Hill wanting to see more of the Mueller Report.

A day after a redacted version of the 400 page document was released Thursday,  Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says Congress should get an unredacted version to review.

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A number of school districts have held tax referendums this year, with varying results. Next up is the Christina School District,which puts its ask for more operating budget funding before voters April 19th.

It’s a crucial vote for the district, which is in the midst of working with the state to reorganize its Wilmington schools in an effort to improve student outcomes there

Contributor Larry Nagengast delves into what the district is asking for - and what could happen if it fails.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Substitute teachers in Delaware have not received a statewide pay raise for almost twenty years.

 

And schools are struggling to fill teacher vacancies.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt takes a closer look at this issue.


The "A Matter of Facts" podcast ends its 10 episode run examining where to find trustworthy and reliable sources of news and information this month.

In this final edition, host Nancy Karibjanian and Delaware Humanities Executive Director Michele Anstine consider what role the humanities, and specifically organizations like Delaware Humanities, play in helping people navigate misinformation and divides to become informed citizens.


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