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Barney ad makes questionable claim to minimum wage high ground

In a new round of mailed advertisements, Democratic congressional hopeful Sean Barney is claiming he’s the only candidate who helped raise the state’s minimum wage.
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McGuiness pushes to close gender pay gap, increase paid family leave in Lt. Governor's race

Former Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness sees a couple of key issues separating her from the rest of pack seeking the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor.
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Courtesy of Rehoboth Beach Patrol


If you’re planning to calmly float atop gentle waves at the Delaware beaches this this Labor Day weekend you may be out of luck. Tropical Storm Hermine and a shortage of lifeguards could cause some beaches to close.


Opiate use is not just an urban problem, according to preliminary findings from University of Delaware research.


Using a process called “geo-mapping” researchers are gathering neighborhood-level data to create a visual spread that identifies areas with higher opiate use.


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The Delaware State Police say over 400 campaign signs were stolen throughout New Castle County over the weekend. 

Photo courtesy: Hall-Long campaign

State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long (D-Middletown) says compromise needs to be made to pare down looming public worker health care costs.

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The University of Delaware and Delaware State University get their respective 2016 seasons underway when they face-off Thursday night.

UD is looking to bounce back from a 4-7 season in 2015, their worst record since a 4-8 finish in 2008.


Delaware is among the states receiving federal funds to help contain and eradicate White Nose Syndrome in bats.

White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that primarily affects hibernating bats and has wiped out 5.7 to 6.7 million throughout North America over the last decade.

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What’s now one of the most popular sites in New Castle County’s park system was a prison farm not too long ago.

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Delaware strengthened its arsenal Monday in the fight to eradicate Lyme disease.

"All The Good guys Died by Mac Conner
Delaware Art Museum

The packed exhibition schedule at the Delaware Art Museum features three main exhibitions.

The first is Wonder and Whimsy: The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson.

Curator Margaretta Frederick said Robinson, a British illustrator, was well known in his lifetime, but has since faded in popularity here in America.

"The purpose of the show is to reintroduce to American audiences the work of this really talented British illustrator," she said.

Greg Fuller campaign

Former Sussex County Register of Wills Greg Fuller says Delaware needs a Lt. Governor to champion criminal justice and prison reform.