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Federal appeals court reinforces ruling against Delaware judicial balance requirement

A federal appeals court reinforced its ruling striking down a requirement for political balance among judges on some First State courts.

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The Lewes Historical Society (LHS) needs to find a new executive director.

 


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Some lawmakers are pushing to decriminalize the possession of marijuana by minors.

State law already makes adult possession and use of a personal amount of cannabis a civil violation.


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The state and a chemical company have reached a settlement over the toxic gas leak that shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge last fall.  

 


Department of Health and Human Services

President Donald Trump’s administration is signaling it intends to try to replace the Affordable Care Act in the lead up to the 2020 election.


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Plans for a seven-story hotel on Newark’s Main Street are moving forward. The development will demolish part of a building on the National Register of Historic Places.

 


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Concerns about the effects of toxic PFAS chemicals on public water supplies in some areas of Delaware are rising with the announcement of a federal government probe into a reserve base at New Castle, and a report that the Pentagon is seeking to weaken standards for cleaning up contamination at military installations such as Dover Air Force Base.


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Bayhealth says it plans to launch a residency program for doctors who have recently graduated medical school.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino spoke with Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy and Bayhealth’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Siegelman about this attempt to address the lack of physicians in the state of Delaware.

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Wilmington’s Creative District continues to add new pieces.

 

The latest is a new mural at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew Church at 8th and Shipley Streets.


Joe del Tufo

A senior from Hodgson-Vo-Tech High School in Glasgow is Delaware’s  2019 Poetry Out Loud Delaware State Champion.

Chelsea Anokye-Agyei emerged from an initial field of 20 Delaware high school students - and then 12 state finalists.


Sarah Mueller

Delaware is the 13th state, along with D.C., to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

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