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Nick Ciolino

Afternoon Anchor/Reporter

Nick Ciolino has lived in and around Detroit, Michigan for most of his life.

He graduated from Wayne State University with an English degree, and interned as a reporter at WDET, Detroit’s NPR affiliate station.

Nick has worked in the city as a truck driver delivering cupcakes, a tire tech in an auto shop and a beer vender at Comerica Park.

In 2014, he began spending his summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman, and later as a reporter at KDLG in Dillingham, covering the wild Alaskan salmon run. It is from there he came to Delaware to host All Things Considered.

When he isn’t behind the mic or on assignment, Nick is probably picking a guitar or banjo and singing a tune.

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Delaware small businesses are set to receive the first round of state loans offering additional pandemic relief.

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Delaware is among states with a high enough unemployment rate to qualify for extended benefits.

The “High Extended Benefits” program was written into the federal CARES Act. It kicks in when states average more than eight percent unemployment over a three-month period.

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State officials are reporting another record nesting year for one of Delaware’s endangered seabirds.

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A startup incubator in Delaware earns some federal support.

The Delaware Innovation Space was launched in 2017, partnering DuPont, the University of Delaware and the state to foster science-based startups in Delaware.

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Delaware is launching four Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to serve Medicaid patients.

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A fencing company is moving into central Delaware to replace some lost manufacturing jobs.

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A recent survey lists Delaware as one of only four states no longer using restrictive housing as a disciplinary measure in its prison system.

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State health officials say Delaware is prepared to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one gets federal approval.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) is reporting new COVID-19 cases at one of its work release programs and the state has temporarily suspended the program in response. 


Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) plans to bring more squirrels to the First State.

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The state reports a slow uptick in new coronavirus cases and seven additional related deaths this past week.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate continues to improve along with the rest of the country.

The First State’s rate dropped again in August from 10.5 percent to 8.9 percent.

Sarah McBride easily made it through Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Another win in November would make her the first transgender elected to the state legislature.

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First State universities received mixed results from the annual U.S. News and World Report best colleges ranking.

The University of Delaware dropped slightly in the 2021 rankings, while Delaware State University improved in several categories.

Lauren Witzke campaign

Political newcomer Lauren Witzke will be the GOP’s candidate to try to unseat Sen. Chris Coons. 

The state is leveraging technology to encourage social distancing.

The COVID Alert DE app is free to download and available to anyone 18 or older with Apple or Android phones who lives, works or attends college in Delaware.

The Delaware Courts are resuming issuing bench warrants for people who fail to show up for court. This comes as court officials navigate operating with COVID restrictions in place.  

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Teachers in the Cape Henlopen School District say they doubt the district’s plan to reopen safely.

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The organizers of last weekend’s outdoor rodeo event in Bridgeville now face charges and fines. The large event, reportedly attended by hundreds if not thousands, violated coronavirus State of Emergency gathering limits.

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Kent County Levy Court District 1 need a new commissioner after Brooks Banta retired following nearly a quarter century in that seat

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino has more on the two Democrats vying to fill that spot.

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Some unemployment recipients in Delaware are set to get an extra $300 per week.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the First State’s application to tap into Lost Wages Assistance funding. 

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The Delaware Lottery is hopeful the start of the NFL season will mark the return of some normalcy to sports betting revenue. 

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Coronavirus metrics in Delaware remain largely flat, but state officials are noting a slight increase in cases in certain areas of the state. 

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The Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) takes a step toward combating corrupt LLCs incorporated in the First State.

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Delawareans using the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace get two pieces of good news this week.

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Delaware’s Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is cashing in again on the annual redistribution of federal infrastructure dollars.

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Delaware is seeking federal aid for the storms it saw last month.

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Recent data shows there are fewer prescription drugs being sold on the street in Delaware than in recent years, but it also shows an increase in illicit synthetic opioids.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware health officials report another death related to COVID-19 and a few hundred new cases of the virus over the weekend.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

Officials say sightings of the invasive spotted lanternfly are becoming more common in Delaware.