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A new report finds the value of natural resources within the Mispillion and Cedar Creek watersheds in the millions of dollars.  

Photo from Delaware Greenways

Another bike trail in Delaware is being extended.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

A recent University of Delaware graduate is a big winner in the state’s COVID vaccine incentive lottery.

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Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state NAACP is throwing its support behind a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming Delaware State Police wrongfully stopped and harassed an innocent woman.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Even though Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency is over, state officials remind residents to stay vigilant against the virus.



via Catholic Faith Network

The Diocese of Wilmington officially has a new Bishop.

Bishop William Koenig was ordained and installed the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington Tuesday afternoon during a special mass at St. Elizabeth Church.

Sophia Schmidt / Delaware Public Media

As Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency ends, visitation at the state’s long-term care facilities will still face some restrictions.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID State of Emergency officially ended at midnight Tuesday.

Gov. John Carney signed an order lifting the state of emergency Monday afternoon.

A sign reading "We welcome SNAP benefits"
United States Department of Agriculture

Delaware’s Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program will provide one-time benefits for eligible families for food assistance this summer.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Ardens in northern New Castle County recently became one of five communities in Delaware certified by the National Wildlife Federation for their wildlife habitat. 

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President Biden announced he’s appointing Gov. John Carney to his Council of Governors.

Bike Delaware & DelDOT

There is no shortage of bike trails in Delaware. And one between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes is the latest to be completed. 

Delaware Public Media

Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to bring heavy rains to the First State along with winds along Delaware's southern coast.

Delaware Public Media

Holiday weekend fireworks brought many smiles to the faces, but there were some mishaps in the state.

Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

The Food Bank of Delaware has hosted over 140 drive-thru pantries since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


And it’s now looking for ways to serve hungry Delawareans post-pandemic.

Sophia Schmidt/Delaware Public Media

Federal prosecutors will not retry the Wilmington Trust executives whose fraud and conspiracy convictions were vacated earlier this year. 

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A national survey of major crop plantings projects Delaware farmers will see lower harvests of hay and certain grains this year, but more soybeans.

Delaware’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund is accepting applications for another round of Vision Grants.

City of Milford

Milford is cleaning up after a heavy thunderstorm Thursday,

And the National Weather Service confirms it did spawn a tornado south of Harrington.

Striped Skunk (Jacob Dingle Photo)

Newark residents are being advised by Delaware’s Division of Public Health of a positive case of rabies in a skunk.

An effort to help nonprofits find PPE last year during the COVID pandemic is expanding its scope.


James Dawson / Delaware Public Media

July 4th brings fireworks - some set off legally and others illegally. And Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding residents to put safety first.


Delaware Public Media

Delaware reaches a major COVID vaccination milestone.

The CDC says 70.1% of residents over 18 have received at least one vaccine dose.

Delaware Public Media

The fight in Dewey Beach over 5G cell towers continues to heat up, with a new lawsuit and continued frustration from town officials.

Delaware Public Media

Thousands of Delawareans are expected to join the more than 47-million Americans getting away this upcoming July 4th holiday weekend.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware is suffering through its second heat wave of the year, but how long will it last?

The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company is the latest Delaware fire company to obtain a grain rescue tube.

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