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New court in Wilmington seeks to offer jobs instead of jail time

A new court in Wilmington is meant to help low-level defendants find jobs. The Delaware Courts and the state Department of Labor announced phase one of the Wilmington Community Court and the start of a community resources center at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center.

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This week on "The Green"

Delaware builds more houses in coastal risk zones than in safer areas, report says

Despite years of warnings about the dangers of rising seas to its low-lying coast, Delaware is building homes in places that are vulnerable to higher seas and storm surge more than twice as fast as it is in safer areas, a new report says.

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Residents of several roads along the Route 9 corridor near the Port of Wilmington have complained of truck traffic they say degrades their quality of life. 


One such street may get the opportunity to move.




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Dover is 6,923 miles from Beijing, but the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods is rippling all the way to Delaware and throughout America.

Manufacturers are debating whether to move their China operations to cheaper locations. With the rising cost of products, retailers’ margins are getting squeezed even tighter. And consumers will be asked to pay more for goods from Nikes sneakers to wedding gowns.

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Two groups working to promote growth and revitalization throughout Wilmington annnounced they are joining forces.

The new Wilmington Alliance brings together the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation and Wilmington Leaders Alliance.  The Renaissance Corp has been around since 1993, and worked on projects incuding development of the LOMA District and launch of the Creative District.  The Leaders Alliance was started in 2015, bringing business, civic and non-profit leaders together with a focus on workforce development and teen violence intervention.

What will the new organization look like and what will it do that the two groups weren’t doing independently?

In this week’s Enlighten Me, we put those questions and more to Christiana Care Chief Transformation Officer Dr. Edmondo J. Robinson, vice chair of the Wilmington Alliance.

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An acclaimed experimental dinner series that travels the mid-Atlantic, stops in Wilmington this weekend.


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A new law makes bringing contraband into Delaware prisons using unmanned aircraft a felony.

Delaware hospitals are working with domestic violence experts to train hospital staff on how to identify and combat human trafficking.

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NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane helps put space and science in the spotlight at when he visits Delaware Friday.

A new law in the First State preserves health insurance for Delawareans covered under the Affordable Care Act—in case the ACA is struck down. 

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County land use staff and council members plan to make proposed legislation that would prevent expansion of a New Castle landfill more stringent.



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First State farmers are concerned about a rise in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.