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UD announces layoffs, furoughs coming as it faces COVID-related deficit

University of Delaware staff face layoffs and furloughs as the university tries to mitigate a $250 million deficit created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Demand for rental assistance strong in Delaware, but courts have yet to see wave of eviction filings

Delaware renters with a collective rent deficit of nearly $3 million have applied for state assistance in the last month and half, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. But court officials are not yet seeing the wave of evictions experts predicted.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) is reporting new COVID-19 cases at one of its work release programs and the state has temporarily suspended the program in response. 

Courtesy of Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police and several other law enforcement agencies announced the conclusion of an investigation into an illegal drug trafficking organization Monday.

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The Delaware GOP hasn’t buckled to calls to revoke support for its U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke after controversial social media posts.

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The COVID-19 pandemic will keep the Dover Public Library closed to the public for at least another month.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra plans to go ahead with its new season, but it will be conducted virtually.

The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting the orchestra to offer a fully digital 2020-2021 season, with no in-person audience shows.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Tourism Office unveiled an interactive “trail” of new murals throughout the state Monday. 

Peace Week Delaware

Peace Week Delaware is coming up next month, promoting non-violence in the First State.



Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to bring more squirrels to the First State.

Delaware DHSS

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is making it easier for those seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington City Council approved a rezoning request in the northeast part of the City Thursday. It’s expected to make way for a senior housing project.