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Underserved communities will be prioritized for clean water projects, says DNREC secretary

One of the biggest clean water initiatives in state history was signed by Gov. John Carney this week.

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Delaware expects over $100 million from opioid settlement with J&J and distributors

Delaware is signing on to the multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and several distributors over opioid painkillers.

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The state gets $50 million to put toward efforts to deal with contamination by a group of toxic legacy chemicals. It’s not determined yet how the money will be spent. 

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The Summer Food Service program delivered over three times more meals to Delaware children than usual last summer.

 

And temporary changes to the program have ignited a call to make them permanent.


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New Castle County has kicked off its redistricting process. 

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Delaware’s unemployment rate ticked down slightly again for the month of June.

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Earlier this week, demolition work began on one of the buildings at the old Tri-State Mall site near Claymont, raising hopes that new life may soon be breathed into a site that’s long been an eye sore.

But contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports what that new life ultimately looks like remains uncertain – and may not be what area residents are hoping for.


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Since May, wildlife officials and scientists along the East Coast and Midwest have been tracking a surprising number of sick or dying birds – but remain baffled by the cause.

Delaware has seen some cases reported locally and this week contributor Jon Hurdle takes a closer look at what we know and don’t know about this puzzling illness.


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Small businesses – especially minority-owned ones - can have a harder time supporting themselves financially. And that was seen even more clearly during the COVID pandemic - which had a disproportionate impact on minority-owned businesses.

And our Delaware Community Foundation intern Kayla Williams reports the recently formed Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce is offering a new way to help.


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There’s a new exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

It’s called American Impressions: Plein Air Paintings. And the artist is Jacalyn Beam from Centerville

On this week’s Arts Playlist, Beam joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss her background, her art, and this latest exhibit of her plein air oil paintings.


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A new commissioner oversees Delaware’s 17 prisons and community corrections centers starting Thursday.

 

And many priorities remain the same.

 

 

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Beebe Healthcare is the first in the state offering a Hospital at Home program.

 


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