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Rachel Sawicki

Rachel was born and raised in Camden, Delaware. She is a senior at the University of Delaware, studying Communications and English. Rachel is the current president of the Student Television Network at UD, does sportscasting work for WVUD and is a senior reporter at The Review. Rachel interned last summer at WRDE in Lewes. She joined Delaware Public Media this summer to learn more about radio. On the rare occasion she has free time, Rachel loves to spend time with her college friends, go to yoga and cook dinner for her family. 

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Some public post office collection boxes in Dover are being targeted for theft.

 

The Dover Police Department is working with the United States Postal Inspection Service to investigate several cases of theft from United States Postal Service mailboxes.

 

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Killens Pond Water Park reopens Friday, just one week after closing because a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

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The University of Delaware is offering more information about its reopening plan.

UD announced Wednesday all winter 2021 study abroad programs, domestic and international, are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Delaware’s high school graduation rates are the highest they have been in a decade.

State graduation rates increased by just over 1.5 percent, from 86.69% in 2018 to 88.27% in 2019.

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Protestors gathered in Wilmington at Tubman-Garrett park Friday evening to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality.

Another Delaware brewing company is making hand sanitizer and getting it into the hands of its customers.

A complimentary bottle of homemade hand sanitizer, dubbed Little Beauties, is included with each takeout order from Thompson Island Brewing Company in Rehoboth.


A number of First State YMCAs are set to offer emergency child care services for essential workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Gov. John Carney’s latest State of Emergency update requires childcare centers to be designated “emergency child care sites” or close by April 6.

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The First State is offering assistance to renters affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Those facing shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave can get up to $1500 in housing assistance. 

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The novel coronavirus outbreak is unchartered territory, leaving all of us struggling to process what is going on and what it means to us and our families.

And that’s just as true for kids as it is for adults.  Maybe even more so – as children are asked to learn at home instead of school and maintain social distancing that separates them their friends.

So how should parents talk to their kids about the virus and how it is changing their world.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Meghan Walls  -a pediatric psychologist at Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children - joins us to offer some guidance.


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University of Delaware students can now opt to take classes pass/fail this semester due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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ChristianaCare started accepting medical supply donations to help battle coronavirus and protect healthcare workers today in Newport.

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The coronavirus outbreak is leaving many college students across the country out of a job or even a place to stay as schools shut down. 

Several students, faculty and staff in Newark are banding together to help where they can - offering financial support through a Facebook group.

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The last University of Delaware students left on campus are moving out of their dorms after a confusing week of news and emails from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

 

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Delaware State University was among the places across the First State remembering the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr at its 34th annual MLK Jr. National Holiday program.

 


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The state’s Agriculture Department is holding a Recall Ready Workshop later this month to prepare producers and food distributors for efficient product recalls.

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The globe is heating up according to experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and 2019 could end up being a record setting year.


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Some First State lawmakers hope to help the state avoid legal issues with its marriage license application.

 


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Heavy traffic and delays are expected this weekend as friends and family pack up and hit the road for holiday vacations.

With less than two weeks left in 2019, the motor vehicle death toll in Delaware stands at 128, and this weekend, AAA MidAtlantic is expecting record-breaking travel-volume for the year-end holidays.