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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is putting up some money to help fund the First State’s fight against the opioid crisis.

The insurance company announced a $1 million request for proposal Friday meant for organizations addressing addiction in Delaware communities.

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.

The U.S. News and World Report ranked Delaware first in the nation for the quality of its hospitals this year.

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