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Gov. Carney refuses to send Delaware Nat'l Guard to southwest border

Gov. John Carney is pushing back against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that’s separating children from their parents at the U.S. - Mexico border.

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Floating wetlands installed to improve water quality in South Bethany canals

South Bethany residents and a local environmental group started installing floating wetlands along many of South Bethany’s canals Tuesday, hopeful they’ll improve water quality that has historically suffered from high levels of nutrients.

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Department of Public Health

Delaware’s Division of Public Health is running a mass care simulation exercise today.


From Delaware Juneteenth Association's Facebook page

Wilmington’s Christian Love Worship Cathedral observes Juneteenth tonight.

The holiday, which is celebrated across the country, commemorates the day the last slaves in the US were freed in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865.

 


Sussex County Council has signed off on next year’s budget.

Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $177.5 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019.

Courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation released a draft plan recently to coordinate cleanup efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Delaware’s financial picture continues to look brighter for the next fiscal year.

The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council’s  (DEFAC) June revenue estimate is up $47.5 million over May.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The Wilmington Housing Authority joined state and local officials Monday to show off a new solar array at the former 180-unit WHA Southbridge Extension site in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood.

 

 

  

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A Charter School of Wilmington student earned a scholarship for a book she wrote.

 

16 year-old Faith Kim's book, "True Colors," won this year’s Diverse Minds Writing Challenge contest for Delaware and Maryland students.


Courtesy of Beebe Health

Beebe Healthcare expects to break ground on a new facility in Millville later this year, bringing services to the South Coastal area that some residents say they’ve been waiting for.


CDC

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is being recalled in several states, due to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.

 


Newark residents and non-resident property owners will vote Tuesday on whether the city borrows nearly $28 million.

The bond debt would pay for improvements to the city’s sewer and water systems, a park, and a stormwater facility on a former University of Delaware dorm site—as well as several smaller projects.

 


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