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COVID-19 update: Delaware passes 700 deaths, cases remain elevated

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 remains elevated throughout the First State The seven-day average of people testing positive sits at 150, bringing the total number of people who’ve tested positive since March to 24,751.

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Delaware Department of Agriculture

Spotted Lanternfly spotted in Kent County

After 2 years of keeping the invasive pest in New Castle County with vigilant tracking, removal and control of the population, Spotted Lanternflys are now in Kent County.

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This week on "The Green"

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New Castle County moves to boost historic preservation efforts

In recent years, New Castle County has seen a number of historic properties deteriorate beyond repair. But New Castle County Council this week took some steps to address "demolition by neglect." Contributor Larry Nagengast details what a new ordinance does to improve historic preservation in New Castle County.

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A NASA astronaut answered questions about the future missions to the moon and encouraged young students to join the field.

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New Castle County Officials announced last week the winners of a raffle between communities in District 2 for Little Libraries.

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The success of this summer’s Virtual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is prompting a year round effort, available virtually and in person.


The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is planning a major renovation of its Rehoboth Adoption Center.


Sea levels are rising in the Delaware Bay faster than in other places. Experts are sounding the alarm about the threat to historic resources. 

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The federal government announced settlements with opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma and the family that runs it this week. The First State still has its own suits pending against them. 

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Gov. John Carney visited the site of an oil spill along the Delaware coast Friday afternoon. 

Woodbridge H.S. Facbook page

Woodbridge High School in Greenwood is closing temporarily over concerns surrounding an outbreak of COVID-19 cases there among staff and students.

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Republican State Rep. Kevin Hensley faces a Democratic challenger for the third election in a row. The Democratic registration advantage in the 9th House District has only grown since he was elected. 

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We continue our look at Races to Watch in the First State in New Castle county where Democrats see a couple of opportunities to flip State Senate seats held by Republicans.


One is in the 7th State Senate District and Delaware Public Media’s Roman Battaglia introduces us to the candidates competing in what’s expected to be a close race.