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Delaware’s minimum wage will go up to $15 per hour over the next few years.


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The state is dealing out another round of federal aid to Delaware’s health care industry. Officials say providers are still struggling because of COVID.    


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Camp Arrowhead in Lewes is moving to replace an aging piece of its facility.

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Legislation introduced in the House would add more protections to the Delaware Constitution’s equal rights clause.


Gov. John Carney signed a bill Thursday requiring public schools to teach certain elements of Black history. 

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Legislation that would provide financial assistance to children who were in the foster care system and attend college in Delaware advances from the House Education Committee.

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DSU is getting $1.9 million over the next four years through the American Rescue Plan to establish a Delaware Integrated Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program (DIBH).


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The Salesianum School in Wilmington will receive a massive donation from a high-profile alum. 

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The Grand Opera House in Wilmington is preparing to resume indoor shows after being closed by the pandemic for over a year.

 

But before that, The Grand is offering some summer lawn concerts at Rockwood Park. 

 

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Proposed changes to the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights finally got a committee hearing Wednesday.


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The bail reform bill that recently passed in the Senate now heads to the full House, but not without some debate.

 


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Lawmakers passed one of the bills restricting access to guns Tuesday.


An initiative is underway to get residents in Delaware and Pennsylvania to grow fresh produce to share with those most in need.


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The state has upgraded charges against a man accused of killing a Delmar police officer. 

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Newark City Council approved another multi-story development on Main Street—weeks after rejecting it. 

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The order allowing unprecedented levels of authority in state government as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic is ending.

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A federal judge hands down prison time to a Claymont man convicted for selling large amounts of the lethal synthetic opioid fentanyl. 

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The Sussex Technical School District continues to repair its high school building—after the state repeatedly denied its bid to build a new one.   


The State Treasurer’s Office is working to get American Rescue Plan Act funds to local governments as quickly and efficiently as possible.


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With declining rates of volunteer firefighters in the state, lawmakers are looking for ways to boost recruitment.


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The City of Milford is looking to buy land for an industrial/business park.


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State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can’t seem to agree on election bills, despite having done so before.


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Milford is working with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the University of Delaware (UD) and Century Engineering to try out a new two-lane bi-directional bike path. 

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The state Senate passes bail reform aimed at those charged with some violent crimes and possessing firearms.


A financial dispute between the chicken processor Allen Harim and the wastewater management company Artesian boils over into litigation. 

Police reform advocates are calling for swift action by state lawmakers before the end of the session this month.


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Next week, the State of Delaware joins the Delaware Heritage Commission to launch a series of forums on Black history in the First State.

The first of these virtual events focuses on this month’s celebration of Juneteenth, as well as other topics. 

And one of the panelists - Dr. Reba Hollingsworth from the Heritage Commission – joins us to discuss the forums and teaching Black History.


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Two weeks ago, we looked at some charter schools expanding to meet the demands they are seeing.

This week, we look at one - Great Oaks - looking to shrink in coming years to address issues it's having.

Contributor Larry Nagengast looks at their plans for the future.


Craig and Fred on the Maine coast near their home

A service dog training program in Maine State Prison is the setting for a new book from author and former Marine Craig Grossi.

Grossi’s second book is called Second Chances:  A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Grossi chats with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele about his latest work.

 


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A few years ago, we brought you a story on a tool to help fishers avoid accidentally catching the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.

This week, we have an update on the locally developed technology.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with University of Delaware postdoctoral researcher Matthew Breece and UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment professor Matthew Oliver about how the tool is used—and how it’s evolved since it was first released. 


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