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Delaware Public Media's coverage of First State politics and government, including the General Assembly. Coverage is led by Delaware Public Media's political reporter Sarah Mueller.

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Raising students’ academic performance in public schools is likely to be an issue state lawmakers take up again next year.

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The Sussex Tech Board of Education votes Monday on having its freshman admission lottery handled by a third party.

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November’s election results produced a Delaware legislature that now more closely reflects the First State’s population.

Political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris unsuccessfully challenged longtime incumbent Tom Carper in the Delaware’s Democratic primary for U.S, Senate this year.   But her campaign garnered significant attention locally and nationally.

This week, roughly a month after the General election, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt sat down with Harris to discuss her run, the midterm results, and what she’s up to now.

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An open seat on Wilmington City Council will stay that way for a little while longer.

Council rejected a selection committee’s recommendation to fill the vacancy in District 1. 

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A national legal group for the poor says Wilmington officials are likely violating its most vulnerable citizens’ constitutional rights.

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Trade uncertainties are leaving Delaware farmers feeling very uneasy heading into 2019.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

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Delaware seeks to reduce its high rates of incarceration and recidivism by revamping its re-entry procedures.

Sussex County Council approved its new Comprehensive Plan Tuesday.