Delaware Public Media

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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Kent County Levy Court commissioners are hearing from some concerned residents about a lodging tax that would send revenue to a nonprofit.

A Democratic challenger hopes to unseat to Republican State Sen. Cathy Cloutier in next year’s election.

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Divisive Facebook posts by a Red Clay school board member were the main topic at Wednesday night's board meeting.


Dog lovers are raising concerns after the Division of Public Health seemed to suggest it would start enforcing regulations banning dogs from restaurants.

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New laws seek to help people with mental illness or dealing with substance abuse get easier access to treatment.

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More Delawareans who have criminal convictions will now be eligible for some jobs that require certain licenses.

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While President Donald Trump calls for a national red flag law, data shows similar laws in Delaware are being used to remove weapons from those who may be in crisis.

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A new species of tick native to China has been found in the First State.

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A committee has been set up to oversee the Opportunity Funding program that starts this school year.

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The country was jolted last weekend by mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed 31 people and injured dozens more.

And in the wake of those shootings, conversations about guns and stricter laws to regulate them re-intensified – along with discussions about white nationalism and its role in fueling violence.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller spoke with Gov. John Carney, Sen. Tom Carper, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and others this week to get their thoughts on these latest mass shootings, the future of gun control legislation at the state and federal level and white nationalism.