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A new medical marijuana dispensary quietly opened Friday in Newark.


Fresh Cannabis is the state’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary. It grows its own marijuana on site at its Ogletown Road facility in Newark.


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The state is issuing an emergency quarantine in much of northern New Castle County to prevent the spread of an invasive bug.

Dr. Chris Mason (far left) and Dr. Von Homer (center) speak with Gov. John Carney about their research. (Photo by Carlos Holmes)

Kinesiology researchers at Delaware State University have found a way to determine if a person faces a high risk for ankle injuries.



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The First State saw two more flu-related deaths last week.

State health officials report a 68-year-old Sussex County woman and an 85-year-old New Castle County man died last week.

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State officials developing regulations for new Coastal Zone Act conversion permits are engaging with the public this week.


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Some Delaware residents will have their blood tested in a new federal study of toxic chemical exposure near military bases around the country.


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The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program recently received $6 million in federal funding when President Trump signed legislation keeping the government open through September. The program first received federal support last year when it got $5 million.

Sandra Meola is director of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed and the New Jersey Audubon, which also applied for funding.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller recently spoke with her about the restoration program, environmental challenges in the watershed and new projects expected to be announced next month.

Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute

Christiana Care Health System researchers have discovered a new way to use CRISPR gene-editing techniques to potentially reduce the need for chemotherapy in one form of cancer.

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently made recommendations to the state of Delaware on what more it can do to combat the opioid crisis.

Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is opening two new treatment facilities in Bear.