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New Castle County police to expand behavioral health interventions through new unit

New Castle County Police are creating a new unit to address behavioral health issues like addiction with alternatives to arrests.

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Firefly dates and presale announced

DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay shakes hands with DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin (Submitted Photo)

Brandywine Creek Woodlawn Fund created at the Delaware Community Foundation

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Significant drop in Delaware abortions in recent years, study shows

New data shows the rate of abortions has gone down in Delaware more than any other state in recent years.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate has gone up for a third straight month. 

The rate rose one-tenth of a point again in September and is back to 3.5 percent where it started the year in January.

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Wilmington City Council wants more answers about a loan the defunct Wilmington Housing Partnership failed to repay. 


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"College and Career Ready" is a mantra heard often from Delaware education officials.  And one effort to address the “career” part of that equation is the state's Career Pathways program.

The program has seen steady growth in just under 5 years. Contributor Larry Nagengast looks at that growth and the program's impact to date.

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When Delaware launched its Career Pathways program in 2015, the Colonial School District was ahead of the curve – and it continues to stand out as an example of implementing meaningful programming in career and technical education.

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A recent op-ed from Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Kara Odom Walker focused on issues surrounding primary care, highlighting family doctor shortages - which are especially acute in Delaware - and calling for investing in family care practices.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller recently talked to Walker about the issues she raised in her op-ed and how the First State is addressing them.

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The Delaware Art Museum’s bilingual art therapy program for breast cancer patients and survivors is back.



Photo courtesy of Joe del Tufo

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to Sussex County for two concerts this season.

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Next week is Free Speech Week.  The annual event was started in 2005 with the goal of raising public awareness about the importance of freedom of speech and press.

The University of Delaware is among those participating in Free Speech Week, and in this week’s Enlighten Me, UD Associate Communications Professor Jennifer Lambe – who specializes in First Amendment issues –joins us to discuss the state of free speech today. 

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Residents in the Appoquinimink School District have a referendum vote to consider in December.

A state employee has filed an EEOC complaint alleging she is the target of discrimination because of her Muslim religion.