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Workers compensation insurance rates in the First State decrease for a fourth year in a row.

The Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau approved the rate decrease 11.56%.

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The state continues efforts to make testing for COVID-19 as accessible as possible, and return results quicker.


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The success of this summer’s Virtual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is prompting a year round effort, available virtually and in person.


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One of the African American Task Force subcommittees is focused on  addressing economic empowerment opportunities for African Americans in the First State.


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Delaware health care providers struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic will get help from the state through a special fund.


State officials are concerned about COVID-19 case numbers in the lower part of the state.


Delaware Dept. of Education

Delaware’s 2021 State Teacher of the Year wants to share her message about schools’ need to give students equitable access and opportunities.


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Funding is now available in New Castle County for restaurants to keep outdoor dining a viable option during the winter months.  


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As the weather gets cooler,  Delaware officials are warning residents to remain vigilant about COVID-19 protocols.


The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is underway in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

And Sen. Chris Coons used part of his time Monday to argue the hearing should not be taking place.


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The application period is now open for FEMA Mitigation grants.

There are two grants available for people to apply for through the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

Rotary Club of Wilmington

The candidates for governor faced off virtually at the Wilmington Rotary Club’s candidates forum Thursday afternoon.

Republican Julianne Murray claimed the incumbent Democrat, Gov. John Carney, failed to deliver on his 2016 campaign promise to make crime in Wilmington a top priority, citing rising violence there.


Delaware’s Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative is ramping up efforts to help workers displaced by COVID-19 pandemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is starting to use a new way to report COVID-19 positives in the state that will bring in line with neighboring states.



Delaware dissolved two LLC’s owned by the former attorney for President Donald Trump.

The Delaware Department of Justice secured a Court of Chancery ruling last week against LLC’s owned by Michael Cohen. 

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Days after a Delaware State University student was killed at a large, unsanctioned off-campus party, DSU president Tony Allen reminds students about COVID-19 regulations and consequences if they don’t adhere to them.


A new report lays out recommendations to help the state plan for a potentially dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 this fall.

The report comes from the Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee or PRAC, a group of over 50 state leaders from the public and private sector. 


They developed a comprehensive strategy to deal with a COVID-19 resurgence focusing on health, business, and equity.

State of Delaware

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


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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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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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University of Delaware staff face layoffs and furloughs as the university tries to mitigate a $250 million deficit created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware Office of Highway Safety Facebook page

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is promoting National Child Passenger Safety Week this week.


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Delaware’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic took center stage as candidates for governor faced off for the first time this election season during a candidates forum.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra plans to go ahead with its new season, but it will be conducted virtually.

The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting the orchestra to offer a fully digital 2020-2021 season, with no in-person audience shows.


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The Delaware GOP is embracing the winner of its U.S. Senate primary candidate, even though she was not the party’s endorsed candidate.


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Sen. Chris Coons and South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn introduced legislation to commemorate historic sites connected to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

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The state’s new Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force begins its work to implement a legal use of force standard throughout the state 

The group’s Use of Force Subcommittee held its first meeting Wednesday.


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The incumbent New Castle County Council President overcomes two challengers in the Democratic primary.

Karen Hartley-Nagle defeated both Monique Johns and Ciro Poppiti, picking up over 40 percent of the vote in the three-way race.


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Dover plans to move forward with trick or treating on Halloween and its annual holiday celebration in December.


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Delaware State University receives National Science Foundation funding to allow undergraduates to take part in ongoing hemp research.