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Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt grew up in New Castle County. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Wilmington City Council wants to take a closer look at parking downtown.

 


Courtesy of Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police issued 19 citations over the weekend during an increased distracted driving enforcement effort in Sussex County.

The effort used troopers in unmarked vehicles— including a DelDOT dump truck.

 


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The University of Delaware hosted its first offshore wind training program for professionals last week.

 


 

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The state is dropping charges against six of the nine remaining defendants in trials related to the deadly 2017 riot at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.

 


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Regional planners hope to solve flooding problems on Wilmington’s E. 7th Street Peninsula, where sea level rise could eventually make the flooding worse. Many business owners there don’t want to move, and some want to see more development.

 


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January’s partial federal government shutdown continues to impact First State agencies, as the Department of Health and Social Serivices (DHSS) announces a change to April food assistance.

 


Katie Esposito, courtesy of DNREC

DNREC holds its 30th annual volunteer beach grass planting event Saturday.


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New Castle County kicked off its 2020 census efforts Wednesday with a job fair at the Rt. 9 Library.

 


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New Castle County will begin laying the groundwork to pay for what could be the first county-wide property reassessment in more than 30 years.

 


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Regional planners hope to solve flooding problems on Wilmington’s E. 7th Street Peninsula, where sea level rise could eventually make the flooding worse. Many business owners there don’t want to move, and some want to see more development.

 


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