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Delaware Public Media's coverage of the latest news from across the First State.

Dan Cook/Cape Gazette (2018)

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to take the “plunge” into the Atlantic Ocean this weekend for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware residents receiving federal food assistance will likely feel the effects of the recent government shutdown into March.


Housing Alliance Delaware

Delaware is performing its annual Point in Time Count Wednesday night into early Thursday morning to track the state’s homeless population.

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Thursday’s anticipated frigid temperatures are prompting some schools to delay opening.

In New Castle County, the Appoquinimink, Brandywine, and Red Clay School Districts will all open two hours late Thursday morning. The Christina and Colonial School Districts are closed with offices opening 2 hours late.

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Single-digit temperatures are expected in Delaware Wednesday evening and First State homeless shelters are preparing to be busier than usual.


The State of Delaware is penalizing MEDAL Air Liquide for air pollution.


Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control found the company’s Newport plant released an excess amount of volatile organic compounds.

Courtesy of the Delaware State Housing Authority

Organizations across the First State are splitting over a million dollars to continue their work to reduce homelessness.


A former Cape Henlopen High School student and her mother are alleging the school failed to take action against a staff member who inappropriately touched the then-student when she was 17 years old.

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Delaware Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has created a podcast– "A Matter of Facts" – to delve into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming.

This week on The Green, we bring you the latest episode of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation with Dr. Caroline Janney, Director of the John Nau Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia about removing Confederate monuments across the country.