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Nearly 150,000 Delawareans expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Anyone traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this week will have plenty of company.

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Retailers have high hopes for 2018 holiday shopping season

As consumers plunge into the traditional holiday shopping season, they are expected to spend more than ever. They also will shop in more ways, making wish lists via voice-activated personal assistants, activating coupons on their phones, and downloading apps that lead them directly to gifts in the store.

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Delaware State University put in its state budget request for fiscal year 2020 this week.

The university is seeking $54.5 million for operating costs and more than $105 million to cover deferred maintenance needs.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is working to make West Center City greener.

The First State has seen job growth in recent months according to payroll data released Friday.

Mitch Topal

We recently marked Veterans Day, honoring those who have served the country in the military.  But with each passing year there are fewer and fewer surviving veterans of World War II to recognize and thank.  And there fewer opportunities to hear their first hand accounts of that era.

That’s what makes a new book from Mitch Topal worth a read.  It’s called “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story.”

Firmani, an Elsmere resident,  was a 23-year-old Second Lieutenant during World War II and the co-pilot on 25 bombing missions over Germany and France between December 23, 1944 and April 20, 1945.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Topal and Firmani about “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story” – and starts with an excerpt from the book's forward

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A federal report on the 2016 Canby Park row house fire cites a number of factors contributing to the death of three Wilmington firefighters.

Food Bank of Delaware

A total of 2,500 meal boxes were distributed this week to help local families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner next week.


Conrad Schools of Science have been closed today because of an emergency New Castle County Police are responding to in the Boxwood Rd. area of Newport.


A tweet posted early Friday morning by New Castle County Police Department urges residents to "avoid the area of Boxwood Road." It notes that four nearby intersections have been closed.


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The Delaware Dept. of Transportation heard from members of the public during a budget hearing for fiscal year 2020.

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Delmarva Power’s natural gas customers will soon see a slight reduction in their bills.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Coalition to Keep Bus Service on Rodney Square is asking the U.S. Attorney for Delaware to investigate last year’s dismantling of the downtown Wilmington bus hub.