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As rising seas raise more urgent questions about how to defend Delaware’s low-lying shore, environmentalists and state authorities are renewing their advocacy for “living shorelines” as a way of cushioning the impact of higher waters on coastal property and the natural environment.

Delaware secured a one-year partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts last summer to develop strategies on how to deal with the state’s escalating opioid crisis.

Earlier this week, Pew offered a list of wide-ranging recommendations including measures to expand Delaware’s substance abuse workforce and make medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine and methadone more accessible.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino spoke with Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long , chair of the Behavioral Health Consortium, about the Pew recommendations.

Courtesy of Mountaire Farms

Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources says between 750,000 and 1 million gallons of partially treated wastewater was spilled at Mountaire’s chicken processing facility in Millsboro Wednesday morning and contained onsite.

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State health officials will hand out free Narcan at this year’s atTAcK Addiction 5k.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

First State Ag officials are keeping an eye on an outbreak of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in California.


Nicholas Ciolino

After about eight months of assessment, the Pew Charitable Trusts is making recommendations to Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium on how to further combat the opioid crisis.

Delaware Public Media

Three more people have died from the flu in Delaware.


All three were from Kent County, were over the age of 50 and had underlying health issues.

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After the Trump administration released a new plan to focus on eradicating HIV, one local organization reacted with scepticism.

Sussex County’s Nanticoke Health Services had planned to completely overhaul the way it gets paid for providing health care, but the cost-saving measure was recently denied by the federal government.

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

The Emergency and Trauma Center at Bayhealth’s new $314 million Sussex Campus opened early Tuesday morning and medical professionals began moving patients via ambulance from the old Milford Memorial Hospital to the new site’s inpatient rooms.