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Sarah Mueller

Political Reporter

Sarah covers politics for Delaware Public Media. She was a local government reporter for several newspapers before switching to public radio. She previously covered the state legislature as an intern with NPR Illinois while earning her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting. She comes to Delaware from Tallahassee, Florida where she also covered state government as a fellow with WFSU. When not working, she enjoys playing with her dog, hiking and reading.

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Congress is considering legislation that could lead to fewer bankruptcy filings in Delaware.


New Castle County Councilman Bill Bell faces a primary challenge in next year’s election.

Middletown resident Kevin Caneco is launching a campaign to take Bell’s 12th District seat.


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Democrats in the First State hope to attract more Sussex County votes in 2020. Democrats are looking to build on the gains they made in last year’s midterm elections.

State Rep. John Viola (D-Newark) is facing a challenge to his seat by a former legislative staffer.


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Delaware State University officials are investigating the source of Tuesday’s text message falsely alerting the campus of an active shooter.

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Some members of Delaware’s legal community are closely watching Gov. John Carney’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council is giving its first financial outlook ahead of the 2021 budget cycle.


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Sen. Chris Coons is criticizing comments on guns made during Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Houston.


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The First State National Historical Park - created in 2013 – is hardly a finished product.

That’s in part because it’s a unique National Park - a collection of seven sites throughout the state.  And how best to present and interpret the story they tell is part of the ongoing work to develop the park.

Delaware’s Public Media’s Sarah Mueller recently spoke with Lorin Felter, the First State National Historical Park’s Interpretation and Education Coordinator where things stand with Delaware’s first and only national park.


A Delaware man faces at least 20 years in prison after a federal jury convicted him this week for conspiracy and drug distribution. He could get life in prison.

Donte Jacobs is the first person in Delaware charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl that caused the death of another person.

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