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The Delaware Community Foundation starts receiving applications for its Community Needs Grants Program Monday.


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The latest hunting season in Delaware yielded a record deer harvest. Delaware hunters registered 17,265 harvested deer for the 2020-21 season, beating last year’s record of 16,969. 

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Delawareans can soon visit loved ones in Department of Correction facilities again. The change comes amid lower levels of coronavirus infection in the prisons. 


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Delaware is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate educators to meet President Biden’s pledge to provide at least one vaccine dose to all educators by the end of the month. 

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Johnson & Johnson’s recently approved vaccine is a one-dose regimen, and can be stored in a normal refrigerator for months.

Delaware received an initial shipment of 8,000 doses Tuesday and expects to use 5,000 this weekend.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Jennifer Horney, the founding director of UD’s Epidemiology Program, about what having a third vaccine means for the state.


The Delaware FAFSA Tracking Initiative is an interactive dashboard created by the Delaware Data Innovation Lab (DDIL) in collaboration with the TeenSHARP advocacy group.

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The state tourism office is offering nonprofits and small businesses the chance to step up their marketing game. 

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Wilmington is expanding its Utility Payment Assistance Program to help more people with emergency water utility needs.


The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is this week’s spotlight shelter for Tour for Life 2021.

The First State fell short of its goal to deliver 18,000 vaccine doses at Dover International Speedway last week.

But the Delaware Emergency Management Agency still deems the mass vaccination event succesful.

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The Food Bank of Delaware is gearing up to help more hungry Delawareans at its second series of drive-thru mobile food pantries this year.


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Wilmington City Council members are pushing to see more data about economic and health disparities in the city.

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The state is giving more people access to second COVID-19 vaccine doses at its Dover International Speedway mass vaccination site.


DelDOT updates the public on prep work for the I-95 Rehabilitation Project through Wilmington, while also alerting commuters what is to come prior to construction.


The Sussex County Vo-Tech School District is moving to remote learning for the rest of the week. 


Several positive COVID-19 tests connected to the campus child care center is prompting the move. 

The Wilmington Public Library held an “Amateur Sweet Potato Pie Contest” Tuesday as part of its celebration of Black History Month.

The YWCA Delaware’s latest 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge starts next week.

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State officials detail how they’re trying to reach underserved communities to achieve equitable COVID vaccine distribution in the First State.


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Delaware continues to focus on distributing second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

And it’s still not clear when the state will resume administering first doses to those still waiting for them.   


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A Newark Charter student was among hundreds of young coders across the country to win the Congressional App Challenge.  

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Cars continue to line up for the six-day mass vaccination event in Dover. 


Delaware gave out about 1,500 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday at the clinic set up at the Dover International Speedway, and is expanding the list of those who can access shots there.

More food insecure Delawareans in Wilmington can now get help close to home.


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The state's planned mass vaccination center focused on delivering second vaccine dosed in Dover is moving foward starting this weekend

The opening of the center at Dover International Speedway was delayed a day by weather and is now scheduled to start Sunday. 

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In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities' podcast– A Matter of Facts – delves into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming. In season 2 of the podcast, it examines more closely popular sources of news and information.

This week on The Green, we offer the latest episode of A Matter of Facts, featuring a conversation about Google with the University of Arizona's Alexander Halavais .

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A sewer break discharged wastewater into the St. Jones River.

DNREC and Kent County advise the public to avoid contact with the water in the St. Jones at the area of the leak until further notice.

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Wilmington City Council will once again consider a proposal that aims to address the city’s housing stock.


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A COVID-19 vaccination center opens at Dover International Speedway later this week.

The vaccination center is scheduled for six days starting Sunday, February 21st, and is a joint effort of FEMA, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the speedway and other state and federal agencies.