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The State Senate passes legislation aimed at strengthening Delaware’s workforce and expanding higher education opportunities.


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The Blue Hens reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA’s FCS playoffs for the first time in over a decade.


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For the first time since 2010, the Blue Hens host an NCAA football playoff game at Delaware Stadium, welcoming Sacred Heart to Newark Saturday night.

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Two hospital systems are collaborating to bring top quality pediatric care to the state of the art Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford.

 

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As COVID numbers are on the uptick again in Delaware, there is no immediate call from state officials to add more restrictions.

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The University of Delaware’s football team is making the most of its shortened spring season, earning a postseason berth over the weekend.

 


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The Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament returns to Lewes this December as part of a partnership within a regional showcase.

 


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The Delaware State Fair announces significant changes to its grandstand concert lineup this summer.

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The Delaware Army National Guard cuts the ribbon on a new maintenance facility at its River Road training site in New Castle.


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AAA Mid-Atlantic says people are ready to travel again after being cooped up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


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Legislation introduced Tuesday would provide free skill training to workers impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic through the state's SEED program.


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DNREC unveiled its new logo last week.


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Delaware State University is planning for an on-site graduation ceremony for both the class of 2020 and 2021 in the first weekend of May.

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The Delaware Voting Rights Coalition launches, voicing support for a change of the state’s absentee voting law.

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Delaware State University hosts a vaccination event Wednesday as it sets lofty goals for the amount of students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated.

 

DNREC is launching a new tool to help people understand what can and cannot be recycled.

 


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Wilmington City Council wants to see fewer vacant lots in the city, and owners of vacant lots aggressively marketing them.


The Delaware House passed the Clean Water for Delaware Act, which aims to increase spending on water infrastructure in the First State.


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Delaware’s congressional delegation and the Small Business Administration highlight expanded federal resources for small businesses through the American Rescue Plan Act.


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Delaware is expanding vaccine eligibility again.

Gov. John Carney says starting April 6 all Delawareans 16 and over can register for the state’s vaccination waiting list.


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The group Action for Delaware’s Children launches its legislative campaign to help disadvantaged students.

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A nonprofit is trying to raise awareness about the need for an indoor track facility in Delaware 

Indoor Track Delaware is pulling together coaches, parents and concerned citizens to argue the state needs to build one.


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The state Senate unanimously passes a bill to provide feminine hygiene products in the Delaware middle and high schools.


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Legislation creating three new tax brackets from $125,000 and higher fails to make it out of committee.

 


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A former Wilmington Police officer is charged with tampering and lying about the gun he used in a 2019 shooting.

James MacColl faces up to 5 years in jail if found guilty by a Superior Court jury.

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Early literacy is a topic the state Senate Education Committee wants to improve in the First State.

The committee heard from experts on the topic Monday. 


The University of Delaware plans to resume in-person classes this fall, hold graduation ceremonies this spring, and end a five month salary reduction for non-unionized employees.


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Delaware’s State Senate passes a bill extending carry-out alcohol sales by restaurants and others allowed during the pandemic.

But it now heads back to the House with an amendment.

Seniors 65 and over get another opportunity to receive a COVID vaccination this weekend in Dover.

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Other states both regionally and nationally are easing COVID restrictions as more people get vaccinated. Will Delaware follow suit?

 

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