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Delaware budget makers question extending contract of DOC's medical provider

Members of the Joint Finance Committee are raising the possibility of not extending prison health provider Connections’ contract through 2020.

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This week on "The Green"

Prosperity Now, Racial Wealth Divide in Wilmington

Wilmington a 'microcosm' of larger cities on racial wealth divide, study says

A vast divide in the amount of wealth accumulated by white families and families of color persists in the U.S.— and by some reports, has grown in the past few decades. That divide is reflected in Delaware’s largest city, where the median household income for black and Latino households is half that of white households— according to a study by D.C.-based nonprofit Prosperity Now.

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Corey Marshall-Steele (Submitted Photo)

The Delaware Public Archives and the Delaware State Fair are teaming up to celebrate the fair’s 100th anniversary this year.


In this week’s Enlighten Me – we return to WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District – one of the two schools we’ve partnered with on our to our Generation Voice Youth Media project

This year, students at Mount Pleasant swept the “Radio Prepared Report” category of the Delaware Press Association’s 2019 High School Communications contest, taking first through honorable mention.

First place went to junior Shawn Coulter, whose piece teen JUUling in hisgh schools also took 2nd place in the National Federation of Press Women national High School contest.  We aired Shawn piece previously on The Green – but figured awarding winning work on an issue like this deserves another listen. 


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Department of Education is investigating Odyssey Charter School after allegations of potential violations.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest point in 30 years, according to the Delaware Department of Labor.

 

The rate dropped from 3.3 to 3.2 percent last month with 15,800 Delawareans claiming unemployment compared with 16,100 in March.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington City Council overwhelmingly approved a 3.8 percent sewer fee increase for City residents starting July 1. And Mayor Mike Purzycki’s proposed capital budget passed by a slim margin— with seven votes in favor.

 


 

A bill creating an opioid impact fee on drug manufacturers cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday.

Pamela D'Angelo

A recent research voyage revealed there could be thousands more abandoned crab pots in Delaware’s Inland Bays than previously believed.


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Legalizing recreational marijuana is back before members of the Delaware House.


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A bill released from a state Senate committee Wednesday would make underage drinking a civil offense.


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

A bill expanding access to dental services for low-income adults on Medicaid sailed through a Senate committee Wednesday.

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