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The Food Bank of Delaware is hosting another round of mass drive-thru pantries for Delawareans struggling to afford food.


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New Castle County Council approved a controversial plan to build hundreds of housing units at an old country club near the Christiana Mall. 


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Sussex County purchased 17.5-acres of land in the Inland Bays watershed to protect it from future development.


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The Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown has a new pilot in command.

 


Experts across the country have worried more cases of child abuse are going unreported during the pandemic, as stresses on families increase but reports of child abuse drop

 

State officials in Delaware have seen a similar reduction in reports.


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The state Department of Agriculture says several Delawareans have reported  receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in shipments from China — as have residents across the country.

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Best Friends Animal Society has released its 2020 pet lifesaving findings, which gives a national view of dogs and cats entering and leaving shelters.


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Governor John Carney has signed the 24th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, allowing driver education services to resume, with safety measures in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19. 

 

This year’s Delaware State Bar Exam is canceled.

 

The exam was scheduled to take place in mid-September at the Delaware State Fairgrounds to minimize COVD-19 transmission, but Chief Justice Collins Seitz, Jr. announced Friday they are scrapping the exam instead.

 

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We take some time again this week to focus on our latest collaboration with the Delaware State News - Building Bridges - conversations with Delawareans working in the community on social justice and furthering racial equality.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve brought you interviews done by Delaware Public Media's Sophia Schmidt for this project.  But there are many more available from Delaware State News reporters.

This week we are joined by one of those reporters, Katie Redefer, who produced pieces on Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice chairwoman Charlotte King and Delaware Division of Human Relations director Romona Fullman.


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State public health officials reviewed death certificates and found an additional 49 coronavirus-linked deaths in May and June. 

Delaware’s virus-related death toll is now 578.

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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.

 

Delaware is back on several northeast states’ travel advisory lists. And Gov. John Carney is not happy.


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Police violence has come under renewed scrutiny this year as a result of the nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Delaware has had its own police killings. Perhaps most well-known is the 2015 shooting of wheel-chair user Jeremy McDole by four Wilmington police officers.

Nearly five years after the incident, Jeremy’s sister, Keandra, is leading efforts to reopen the investigation into his death.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Wilmington resident and activist Keandra McDole about her journey seeking justice for her brother — and systemic change in our latest Building Bridges conversation. 

Building Bridges is a collaboration with the Delaware State News, offering conversations with Delawareans working in the community on social justice and furthering racial equality.


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 bring you the third episode in season 2 of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation about the crisis in local news coverage with ProPublica’s deputy managing editor Charlie Ornstein.


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Excessive heat is coming to Delaware this weekend.

Temperatures will start to rise Saturday, but National Weather Service meteorologist Valerie Meola says the worst of it starts Sunday.

 


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Killens Pond Water Park is closed again after a staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

The closure comes just days after the park opened for the season Saturday, July 11th.

Almost two dozen Delaware nonprofits that regularly reach out to Latino families are getting additional funding.

 


A new campaign puts the faces of missing children in Delaware front and center this summer while you’re pumping your gas.

 


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Months into the 2020 census count, Delaware’s self response rate lags behind the national average—and the self response rates of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. 


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Delaware’s COVID-19 case total is nearing 13,000, but its new case numbers are low enough to get off quarantine lists in multiple states.

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are no longer asking visitors from the First State to quarantine for 14 days.

 

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Delaware's COVID-19 numbers are improving slightly, enough to get the state off travel advisiory lists for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Tuesday.  Those states added Delaware to their lists a week ago.

But the First State is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its prisons, Sussex Correctional Institution.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction now has a better idea of how widespread the COVID-19 outbreak is at at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

 

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Delaware continues to see its number of new COVID-19 cases tick down slightly.

State health officials reported 75 new cases Monday, pushing the First State’s total to date to 12,879.  65 of those new positive tests were from Sunday.

The Delaware Board of Bar Examiners is moving this year's Bar Exam to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in August.

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Delaware’s number of new COVID-19 cases remained below 100 Sunday.

State health officials reported 93 new cases Saturday, pushing the First State’s total to date to 12,804.

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Protesters took to the streets of Wilmington again Saturday to demand justice for Jeremy McDole, a wheelchair-user who was shot and killed in 2015 by several Wilmington police officers. 

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Delaware saw a slight drop in number of cases added to its COVID-19 total Saturday.

State health officials reported 91 new cases Saturday, pushing the First State’s total to date to 12,743.

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