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'Don't let a lot of panic set in': local experts weigh in as novel coronavirus spreads

Delaware’s Division of Public Health says it is actively taking steps to prepare for community spread of the novel coronavirus.

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DNREC incentivizing use of certain refrigerants with new regulations in the pipeline

A new state program means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware by encouraging the use of refrigerants it says are less harmful to the environment.

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New Castle County is getting into the real estate game.

A home from the county’s Vacant Spaces to Livable Places initiative was put on the market Friday.

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Playing video games as a sport is becoming big business around the country and world - and the University of Delaware is joining in.

UD President Dennis Assanis led the cheers as the university held a grand opening for its new Esports Arena Friday.

 


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State public health officials announced two more flu-related deaths, bringing the total this season to nine. 

The most recent deaths were an 83-year-old and a 59-year old. Both women were from New Castle County and diagnosed with influenza A.

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Wilmington City Council okayed a police department equipment grant application, weeks after delaying it amid discussion of body-worn cameras.


   

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Wilmington City Council narrowly approved a private citizen’s bid to purchase a historic fire station from the City Thursday. 

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Wilmington’s only arthouse cinema is undergoing changes. 


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Just about a month ago, Gov. John Carney delivered his State of the State address and unveiled his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

They helped define the governor’s priorities for the coming year in a variety of areas.

This week, Gov. Carney visited the Delaware Public Media studios to talk a bit more in-depth about some of those priorities and other issues. In part 1 of the interview this week, we focus on education and funding for schools in the First State.


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Late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review lower court decisions striking down Delaware’s judicial balance requirement.

Now, we have a date for oral arguments - March 25th

In the run up to those arguments next month, a number of people and groups have filed amicus briefs and they all back the state’s argument the lower court decisions should be reversed. 

Widener University Delaware Law School constitutional law professor Alan Garfield rejoins us this week with to discuss these briefs and the potential impact they could have.


Art and basketball come together next month at a Delaware Blue Coats game in Wilmington.

 

The Philadelphia 76ers G League affiliate is teaming up with The Sold Firm for a pop-up art gallery and basketball-themed art competition featuring local visual artists duiring the team's March 21st game against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 76ers Fieldhouse.


First Community Preparedness Workshop held in January at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. (DEMA Photo)

The second of two Community Preparedness Workshops for seniors and people with disabilities will in Dover next month.

 

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