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Legislation raising age to purchase tobacco products passes Delaware Senate

The Delaware Senate approved legislation raising the age to purchase tobacco products.

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2019 mosquito spraying underway in Delaware's wooded wetlands

State officials say 2018 was the worst mosquito season in recorded history. And Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is already working to avoid a repeat this year.

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Pier at Holts Landing State Park (DE State Parks)

Improvements and upgrades are being made to portions of a state park in Sussex County, near Dagsboro.


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State lawmakers have a bit more money to factor into the budget making process, based on March revenue estimates.

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Delaware State Police issued 19 citations over the weekend during an increased distracted driving enforcement effort in Sussex County.

The effort used troopers in unmarked vehicles— including a DelDOT dump truck.


Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to nearly announce a run for president in 2020 by accident on Saturday.

ES&S (Elections Systems & Software)

First State residents voting in May’s school board elections statewide will get the first look at Delaware’s new voting machines.


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The University of Delaware hosted its first offshore wind training program for professionals last week.



The Delaware Healthcare Association has updated the form used to transfer patients between different medical providers in the state. It now includes information relating to end of life medical decisions.

Some Delaware lawmakers are pushing legislation to limit the fines and fees courts can impose on low-income defendants.

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The state is dropping charges against six of the nine remaining defendants in trials related to the deadly 2017 riot at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.


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Regional planners hope to solve flooding problems on Wilmington’s E. 7th Street Peninsula, where sea level rise could eventually make the flooding worse. Many business owners there don’t want to move, and some want to see more development.