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Joint Finance Committee approves state employee raises for FY 2020

Delaware state workers are likely to see larger paychecks in the next fiscal year.

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Barbers join the fight for literacy in Wilmington

The Wilmington Public Library is trying something different to encourage kids to read.

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Officials are calling the trial run of the state’s new voting machines a success.

 

They were used for the first time in last week’s school board elections and Delaware Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove says they worked perfectly.

Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Delaware is helping kick off the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt safety campaign this week.


  

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is putting up some money to help fund the First State’s fight against the opioid crisis.

The insurance company announced a $1 million request for proposal Friday meant for organizations addressing addiction in Delaware communities.

Plans for a hotel beside Delaware Park were approved by County Council this week.

A four-story hotel is slated to go in next to the Delaware Park casino, racetrack and golf course.

 


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The Wilmington Area Planning Council’s study of the East 7th Street Peninsula in Wilmington is seeking its final public comment.

 


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Over the past seven years, the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship has seen good early results in its effort to serve as a springboard for promising start-up ventures.

Contributor Larry Nagengast recently spent some looking at the program, how it works and where it’s heading.


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“It’s so cool,” Dan Freeman says. “For three days, Newark becomes the epicenter for global youth entrepreneurship.”

Freeman was talking about the Diamond Challenge Summit, held each April at the University of Delaware, where Freeman is director of the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the event’s sponsor.

Just do a Google search for “high school entrepreneurship competitions” and you’ll see for yourself: the Diamond Challenge will turn up at or near the top of just about any listing.

Beau Biden Foundation

Pope Francis recently issued a new rule obligating all Catholic priests and nuns to report incidents of sex abuse - and any attempts to cover it up - to church authorities.

The Beau Biden Foundation, which works locally to help prevent child abuse, is reacting to the Pope’s move with skepticism.


Corey Marshall-Steele (Submitted Photo)

The Delaware Public Archives and the Delaware State Fair are teaming up to celebrate the fair’s 100th anniversary this year.


In this week’s Enlighten Me – we return to WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District – one of the two schools we’ve partnered with on our to our Generation Voice Youth Media project

This year, students at Mount Pleasant swept the “Radio Prepared Report” category of the Delaware Press Association’s 2019 High School Communications contest, taking first through honorable mention.

First place went to junior Shawn Coulter, whose piece teen JUUling in hisgh schools also took 2nd place in the National Federation of Press Women national High School contest.  We aired Shawn piece previously on The Green – but figured awarding winning work on an issue like this deserves another listen. 


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