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Wilmington's Brandywine Zoo has some new residents.

The Zoo's Madagascar exhibit opens to the public Friday.

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Election Day is now just a week away, and we continue our Races to Watch series in the New Castle County where Democrats see another opportunity to flip a State Senate seat   one that the incumbent Republican has held for more than two decades.

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Down ballot on Election day is a race for four at-large positions on Wilmington City Council.

The city charter allows no more than three to come from one political party, and since registered Democrats heavily outnumber Republicans in Wilmington – the three Democrats on the ballot are likely to earn seats.

That leaves three GOP candidates hoping to become - in all likelihood - the only Republican on city council.


New Castle County Council President is a position once held by Sen. Chris Coons, as well as a current state lawmaker and a well-known local minister.

And the Democratic nomination for it is contested in this next week’s Delaware primary. Delaware Public Media's Mark Fowser introduces us to the candidates in our “Races to Watch" series.


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As part of our 2020 Election coverage, we are also highlighting a series of “Races to Watch” ahead on the Sept 15th Delaware Primary.

The first takes us to Brandywine Hundred where Delaware Public Media contributor Mark Fowser looks at a trio of Democrats seeking to turn a red seat blue in the Delaware State Senate this fall. 

 


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The coronavirus pandemic has put on hold many of those familiar senior year milestones: prom, recognition for their accomplishments, and a commencement ceremony with all of the familiar trappings.

Now, graduation plans at Delaware high schools are evolving after Governor John Carney recently updated the COVID-19 State of Emergency to allow outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people.


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Recently, Asian giant hornets have quickly gained fame, or infamy, in the U.S. as reports that a couple of the so-called ‘murder hornets’ -  capable of wiping out and entire bee hive - were found dead in Pacific Northwest.

What threat might they pose to Delaware’s growing beekeeper population and their prized hives?

Delaware Public Media’s Mark Fowser has more in this week’s Enlighten Me