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Delaware small businesses are set to receive the first round of state loans offering additional pandemic relief.

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The Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force held a public listening session Wednesday night.


The key speaker was a member of the exonerated Central Park Five.

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Delaware is among states with a high enough unemployment rate to qualify for extended benefits.

The “High Extended Benefits” program was written into the federal CARES Act. It kicks in when states average more than eight percent unemployment over a three-month period.

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The city of Rehoboth Beach is considering what’s next for COVID restricted restaurants now that the summer season is over.

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This year’s flu season could be worse than usual with the coronavirus pandemic still circulating simultaneously. As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S. and in Delaware, state officials argue it is now more important than ever to get a flu shot. 


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The state buyout of several residents near the Port of Wilmington is moving forward—after being delayed this spring because of the pandemic. 

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COVID-19 cases are slowly rising in Delaware, with young adults pushing the numbers higher, according to state officials.


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The African American Task Force Safety and Justice Subcommittee met for the first time Tuesday.

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The state’s Office of Animal Welfare arrested in Camden-Wyoming woman last week in connection with one Delaware’s largest animal abuse cases ever.

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State officials are reporting another record nesting year for one of Delaware’s endangered seabirds.

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Milford is following in Dover’s footsteps and approving trick-or-treating for Halloween this year.

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A Chancery Court judge has shut down the state Republican party’s attempt to stop mail-in voting before the November election. 

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A Delaware State University student is dead after a shooting at a Dover park during a large party.

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A startup incubator in Delaware earns some federal support.

The Delaware Innovation Space was launched in 2017, partnering DuPont, the University of Delaware and the state to foster science-based startups in Delaware.

First State nonprofits can tap into an estimated $200,000 available from the Delaware Community Foundation though its 2020 Capital Grants.

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Sussex County can better act to clean up untidy properties in southern Delaware.

County Council passed three ordinances shifting the County’s investigation and enforcement of unkempt properties from the courts to administrative practice.

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Delaware is launching four Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to serve Medicaid patients.

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New Castle County Council unanimously passed legislation allowing property owners to effectively defer taxes due this week for up to six months without late fees. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State is seeing new COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health says it is looking into a surge in cases at several facilities and highlighted three in particular.

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Delaware’s junior Senator Chris Coons spoke in Wilmington briefly Thursday — and addressed the President’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November’s election.

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Coronavirus numbers tick down in the First Statethis week, but remain "elevated" according to state health officials.

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Gov. John Carney updated his Coronavirus emergency order Friday.


Among the changes is the resumption of the processing Freedom of Information Act requests. 

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In Delaware's Primary Election earlier this month, several candidates backed by the progressive Working Families Party beat incumbent moderate Democrats.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Vanessa Clifford — Mid-Atlantic political director of the Working Families Party— about these wins, and her vision for her group's future in Delaware. 

A Delaware high school student is seeing a project she started a couple of years ago take root in Wilmington and beyond.

It’s called The Urban Garden Initiative, and it’s the brainchild of Newark Charter School senior Megan Chen.

Delaware Public Media contributor Larry Nagengast introduces to Chen and her project.

In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities' podcast– A Matter of Facts – delves into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming. In season 2 of the podcast, it examines more closely popular sources of news and information.

This week on The Green, we bring you the fourth episode of season 2 of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation about polls with the University of Delaware's David Wilson.

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Delaware State Police are investigating an incident Thursday when a man pulled a gun on protestors outside the Delaware Republican Party Headquarters.

Kent County Economic Partnership

A fencing company is moving into central Delaware to replace some lost manufacturing jobs.

Delaware Shakespeare is moving its annual fundraiser event next month online - due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Delaware renters with a collective rent deficit of nearly $3 million have applied for state assistance in the last month and half, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. But court officials are not yet seeing the wave of evictions experts predicted.

The Delaware GOP’s lawsuit seeking to stop vote-by-mail in the upcoming general election got a hearing in Chancery Court Thursday.