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Delaware adds more criminal justice protections for juveniles

Delaware teens now have additional protections in the criminal justice system.

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First State takes a second look at offshore wind

A working group set up by Gov. John Carney began fast-track talks on whether an offshore wind farm would improve Delaware’s environment and economy without exposing electric ratepayers or tax payers to excessive costs.

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The ninth annual Disability Mentoring Day is Wednesday. Students from around the state are scheduled to gather at locations around the state and learn about the skills needed for different jobs.


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Delaware drivers continue to get good news at the gas pump.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular Sunday was $2.25, down 5 cents from last week.

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The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recovered 60 neglected cats from a home in West Whiteland Township, PA, Thursday.

The SPCA went to the home after a tip from police who were responding to a health emergency call.

“The homeowner was elderly with declining health and has since moved out of the home, and we were able to take the animals on a surrender and have them become our property,” said BVSPCA spokeswoman Linda Torelli.

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President Trump signed an executive order Thursday intended to increase the available options for healthcare coverage across the country, but Delaware Deputy Insurance Commissioner Mitch Crane says there are problems with regulating Trump’s plan state to state.

 


Delaware officials plan to challenge President Donald Trump’s decision to end Affordable Care Act subsidies to health insurers that help cover low-income people.


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State and county officials broke ground on a new Dover trail earlier this week.


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A working group set up by Gov. John Carney began fast-track talks on whether an offshore wind farm would improve Delaware’s environment and economy without exposing electric ratepayers or tax payers to excessive costs.


The U.S. Department of Education rescinded Obama-era directives and issued interim guidelines last month to schools, colleges and universities on handling complaints of sexual violence on campus.

Some groups are praising the move by Education Secretary Betsy Devos, saying it supports more due process protections for the accused. But others argue she is weakening protections for victims.


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There are approximately 74,000  veterans living in Delaware, and for many of them, the most difficult battle took place here at home as they re-entered civilian life.

Women made up 30 percent of the General Assembly in 2006, but this year, they make up only 20 percent – and will lose at least one of their numbers next year when State Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry retires at the end of her term.

But one group is trying to change that number. Delaware ERANow launching Ready to Run Delaware this month, a training program that seeks to teach women in the First State how to engage in state and local politics, and specifically, run for elective office.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne sat down with Delaware ERANow's Suzanne Moore to discuss the program and the state of women in Delaware politics.

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