State officials offer little additional info on Delaware's Zika virus case

The Delaware Division of Public Health offered more information Wednesday on the state’s first Zika virus case - but not much. The CDC confirmed the case Tuesday in an adult woman who is not pregnant. “This is not unexpected, given the number of cases nationally and internationally, I want to emphasize that there is no threat of location infection from this case," said DPH director Karyl Rattay.
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Local scientists' fishing forecast maps could help Atlantic sturgeon and other marine life

Local scientists have started developing a daily fishing forecast that could help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
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Beau Biden memorial scholarship announced

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Gov. Markell apologizes for slavery

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With Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump coming out on top in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary, Delaware's Republican party is feeling optimistic.


"It's awesome," says state GOP chair Charlie Copeland. "I'm having a great time, and I'm really looking forward to the election."

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DelDOT says Monday night's storm didn't hit as hard as expected -- but they still saw some flooding on coastal roads in Southern Delaware.


The first case of the Zika virus in Delaware has been confirmed.

State public health officials say it's in an adult woman who is not pregnant and who contracted the mosquito-borne virus while traveling.

Over the next few years, First State high schoolers won’t have to include standardized test scores when applying to the University of Delaware.

For many families, college tuition can be a budget buster. That’s why the relative affordability of an in-state education can be so appealing. But the University of Delaware and Delaware State University can’t accommodate every field of study. So does that mean an aspiring Delaware actress would have to switch out drama for say, a business degree?


Wilmington City Council members excoriated police officials Monday night over what they see as a lack of progress in tangible efforts to stem the tide of violence seen in recent years.


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On the heels of a historic winter storm in January, coastal Delaware is bracing for more flooding and snow accumulation into Tuesday -- and officials say some beaches haven't fully recovered yet.

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Gov. Jack Markell (D) is nominating a judicial veteran to fill a hole in Delaware’s Chancery Court.


Rep. Ruth Briggs King delivers this week’s GOP message, demanding changes in how the state finances education programs.

Delaware currently allocates more than $2 billion for public education. But King says that the state’s system for funding education must be upgraded to truly benefit students.

“Our current funding system is 75 years old, and was last tweaked 15 to 20 years ago," said King. "The multi-tier, formula-driven system is rigid, and has led to lumpy, unbalanced financing between districts.   It has created a perception that the quality of public education is based not on student potential, but on zip code.”

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Gov. Jack Markell is reinforcing how building up Delaware's infrastructure will help shore up its economy in his weekly message.