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Fire stations named after fallen Wilmington firefighters

A year after Wilmington’s deadliest fire, residents and city officials gathered Monday to pay tribute to three fallen firefighters.

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DREAMers: living the dream at DSU

President Trump recently announced his intention to end to a federal program called DACA that provides undocumented students legal access to a college education. That could affect many undocumented students at Delaware State University like sophomore Arely Blanco. This week, former Delaware Public Media intern Jasmine Saunders brings us her story, and those of other DSU DREAMers. Delaware Public Media's Megan Pauly contributed to this story.

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If there’s a will, Sussex County has it stored in a new WAY thanks to a major document conversion and retention project.


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Gov. John Carney signed education legislation changing the way First State teachers get a license.


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Delaware drivers are getting a noticeable break at the gas pump as fall begins.

 

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular Sunday was $2.46, down 11 cents from last week and 23 cents from two weeks ago.

The New Castle Airport will get infrastructure improvements through a federal grant.

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Sen. Chris Coons is sponsoring legislation to eliminate the U.S. debt ceiling.

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Delaware’s 2013 to 2018 comprehensive outdoor recreation plan says the state is trying to expand and connect existing trails to create a more walkable environment. Kent County is set to get a new trail in the end of October.

The trail is called the Kesselring Loop Project Trail. It’s a mile-long loop that will go around the Kent County Recreation Center in Dover. 

The University of Delaware needs to fill a key leadership role.

UD president Dennis Assanis announced Friday that Provost Domenico Grasso is stepping down, effective October 15.

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New Castle County is making a medication more readily available to first responders to help them combat overdose deaths.

The county and Wilmington’s Greenhill Pharmacy have armed 21 volunteer fire companies with 10 boxes of Narcan — more than a year’s supply.

 

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Born of desperation and nurtured through an unsteady childhood, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts is now a respected adult in the world of Delaware public education – 25 years old and going strong.

Reese Lukei

Osprey, like bald eagles, are a comeback story.

Their eggs were destroyed by the pesticide DDT, until it was banned in 1972, when there were only about 1,400 breeding pairs of osprey around the bay. By the late 1970s scientists began seeing osprey in southeastern Virginia, according to Reese Lukei, who monitors osprey nests in that region, along with Chrystal Matthews for the William and Mary Center for Conservation and Biology and the Virginia Aquarium.

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