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Visitation roll out in long-term care facilities ongoing, most residents vaccinated

State officials say visitation has resumed at most of Delaware’s long-term care facilities and most residents in them statewide are now vaccinated.

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Effort to raise Delaware's minimum wage set to heat up

Legislation raising Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 per hour is expected to be introduced soon. And there is some business support for it.

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Delaware expects to receive 8,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as the end of this week. 

State officials urge careful consideration of insurance plans during a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


City of Rehoboth

One of the state’s beach towns is trying to become more bike friendly.


 

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The Food Bank of Delaware is gearing up to help more hungry Delawareans at its second series of drive-thru mobile food pantries this year.

 


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Wilmington City Council members are pushing to see more data about economic and health disparities in the city.

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The Small Business Administration is tweaking its Paycheck Protection Program to better help the smallest businesses.

The SBA is taking steps to promote equitable relief, by focusing on those with low and moderate-incomes, and in rural, urban and other underserved areas.

 

 


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The state has settled recent violations with a controversial chemical company in the New Castle area.

 

 

City of Rehoboth Beach

Barriers return to Rehoboth Beach this summer to bring al fresco dining back to the town’s main street.

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Previous efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Delaware failed to gain traction. But with nearby states moving toward legalization, the First State is feeling some pressure to move on it now.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Roman Battaglia reports a bill to legalize recreational cannabis is coming to the legislature - and this time could actually pass.

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to trend down and the state is trying to ramp up vaccine distribution – that combined with loosening pandemic restrictions on businesses, restaurants and indoor gatherings offers hope that there is a light at the end of the COVID tunnel.

And that hope seems to be reflected in summer beach rentals.

Contributor Eileen Dallabrida offers a look at the vacation rental market in her latest piece available at delawarepublic.org.  And she joined me earlier this week to talk about what she learned about how things are shaping up for those looking to get away after a year of largely hunkering down.

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