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State employees: give us a raise

After years of minimal pay raises, state employees rallied Tuesday to demand lawmakers give them their fair share, despite a tough budget year.

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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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A new online tool can help Delaware landowners see if wetlands are on their property.

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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State officials showed off a new aquatic center Monday that they hope will get kids and families more excited about the outdoors.



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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.

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Almost two weeks ago, Phil the harbor seal was brought to the National Aquarium in Baltimore after being rescued from mud near Killens Pond, and the aquarium says he is recovering. 



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.