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Clean water fight heads to General Assembly

After years of work, backers of a clean water initiative will soon put their plan before state lawmakers, which could mean a new statewide tax levied on individuals and businesses alike.

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Dead whale washes up at Port Mahon

A dead whale washed up near the pier at Port Mahon over the weekend, but the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute doesn’t yet know how it’s going to remove it.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki is calling on a public/private partnership to explore the city’s parking and driving issues.

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A Delaware high school student will represent The First State at the National Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington.

Live stream the Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals.

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Two bills in the General Assembly are taking different approaches to offering more time off for new mothers and fathers who work for the state.

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Delaware submitted its Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the federal government this month, but how strongly it will be enforced it is unclear after Congress voted to overturn ESSA accountability regulations.

Delaware Historical Society

Every month – the Delaware Historical Society picks an item from their collection to highlight.

Delaware is one the best prepared states in the nation for responding to disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergencies, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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More than 600 people chanted “science not silence!” as they marched through the City of Newark - one of hundreds of science marches happening across the globe Saturday.



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Sen. Tom Carper (D) toured several sites in Delaware Friday to highlight how rising seas and global warming could affect the First State. One of the sites he toured was a marsh in Dover.



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The latest state unemployment report shows Delaware held steady at 4.5 percent for March.


It’s the first time in years the jobless rates for both state and the U.S. have been in synch, with the national rate also at 4.5 percent.

Delaware Sikh Awareness & Appreciation Month

The world’s fifth largest religion – Sikhism – now has its own awareness month in the First State.