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Delaware State University gets $1 million dollars from Bank of America for a jobs partnership to help students of color.

The initiative will help students complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and get on the path to success in Delaware and beyond.

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Delaware State University presented its FY 2022 budget to the Office of Management and Budget last week
and it’s asking for more operating and capital funds.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer toured the new Delaware Data Innovation Lab created to help fight COVID-19 with the backing  of county CARES Act money.

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At least regionally it seems people are taking heed of pleas from government and health officials to stay home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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New Castle County is expanding its Little Free Libraries program to the whole county.

The pilot version of the program is currently in 20 neighborhoods in one council district.

The state is expanding its DE Relief Grants Program for businesses and nonprofits as it imposes a new set of  COVID-19 restrictions.


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DNREC and Department of Safety and Homeland Security are each asking for more money in the state’s fiscal year 2022 budget.


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Saint Francis Healthcare receives a grant from New Castle County, allowing it to expand services through its St. Claire Medical Outreach Van.


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After a pandemic-reduced Delaware State Fair this year, organizers expect more preparation to bring better times in 2021.


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The Supreme Court heard the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act Tuesday. 

And Delaware’s two Democratic senators are optimistic it will once again survive.

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New Castle County and Delaware State University announce their plan for a COVID-19 testing facility at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway campus.


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The Office of Management and Budget’s 2022 budget hearings start this week, and the Delaware State Housing Authority was among the first on the docket.

Rehoboth Beach Commissioners adopted a policy on public displays for this holiday season.

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After winning re-election, Gov. John Carney announces some changes as he enters his second term.


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Gov. John Carney easily wins re-election over Republican Julianne Murray.

Carney won by over 100,000 votes to earn a second term, and lead a Democratic sweep of statewide races in the First State.

Department of Health and Human Services

The open enrollment period for the Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace is underway, and there is a rate reduction.


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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.