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National Night Out returns to Dover next month.


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Delaware lawmakers debated new protections for renters in the state Monday.


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Delaware 211 has joined with the Unite Delaware Platform to expand resources to meet social care needs in the First State.


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The state is continuing its effort to preserve farmland in Delaware.

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All police in Delaware could soon wear body cameras — thanks to a bill Gov. John Carney signed into law Wednesday.


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The state has issued an air quality warning for Wednesday.

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A Democratic state lawmaker is apologizing after using a racial slur in an email this week.


Delaware State Fair

The Delaware State Fair starts Thursday, and this year it's back in full force.


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The Division of Public Health has announced a new partnership to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing, processing, and reporting in the state’s schools.

The results are in for the special election to fill a vacancy on Newark’s City Council.

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A former police chief convicted of misconduct will take office on Newport’s Town Council—after the Delaware Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision. 


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Delaware’s three person engine crew is in California helping to fight the more than 2,000-acre Dexter Fire.

And they’re making progress to snuff out the flames:


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The company developing a wind farm off the coast of southern Delaware and Maryland is hoping to start a second one. It could be several times the size of the first. 

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Newark voters decide who should represent them on city council in a special election Tuesday.

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Another bike trail in Delaware is being extended.


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Gov. John Carney signed a bill mandating a minimum wage increase Monday. It gradually raises Delaware’s $9.25-an-hour minimum wage over the next few years, stopping at $15 by Jan. 1, 2025.

State and local officials are celebrating progress in the construction of a library in Middletown. The new $25 million Appoquinimink library got its top beam Monday.


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Sen. Ernie Lopez reflects on his last ten years serving Delaware's beach towns in the state senate, after he announced he won't be running for re-election next year.


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The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns live and in person this year.

Rehoboth Beach Commissioners wrapped up the latest reversal of Clear Space Theatre’s site plan approval, but not without last minute controversy.

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The state gets $50 million to put toward efforts to deal with contamination by a group of toxic legacy chemicals. It’s not determined yet how the money will be spent. 

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The Summer Food Service program delivered over three times more meals to Delaware children than usual last summer.

 

And temporary changes to the program have ignited a call to make them permanent.


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New Castle County has kicked off its redistricting process. 

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Delaware’s unemployment rate ticked down slightly again for the month of June.

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Earlier this week, demolition work began on one of the buildings at the old Tri-State Mall site near Claymont, raising hopes that new life may soon be breathed into a site that’s long been an eye sore.

But contributor Eileen Dallabrida reports what that new life ultimately looks like remains uncertain – and may not be what area residents are hoping for.


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Since May, wildlife officials and scientists along the East Coast and Midwest have been tracking a surprising number of sick or dying birds – but remain baffled by the cause.

Delaware has seen some cases reported locally and this week contributor Jon Hurdle takes a closer look at what we know and don’t know about this puzzling illness.


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Small businesses – especially minority-owned ones - can have a harder time supporting themselves financially. And that was seen even more clearly during the COVID pandemic - which had a disproportionate impact on minority-owned businesses.

And our Delaware Community Foundation intern Kayla Williams reports the recently formed Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce is offering a new way to help.


Jacalyn Beam / Historic Odessa Foundation

There’s a new exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation.

It’s called American Impressions: Plein Air Paintings. And the artist is Jacalyn Beam from Centerville

On this week’s Arts Playlist, Beam joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss her background, her art, and this latest exhibit of her plein air oil paintings.


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A new commissioner oversees Delaware’s 17 prisons and community corrections centers starting Thursday.

 

And many priorities remain the same.

 

 

Beebe Healthcare / Beebe Healthcare

Beebe Healthcare is the first in the state offering a Hospital at Home program.

 


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