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Delaware creates state groups to fight addiction and mental illness

Gov. John Carney signed legislation Wednesday creating two new state groups focused on addiction and mental health.

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Restoring Central Dover making housing affordable for first-time homeowners

A revitalization plan called Restoring Central Dover was launched in 2014. That ongoing effort now includes building – and selling – new, affordable homes in downtown Dover.

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Lottery ticket sales are up in the First State and large jackpots could be fueling the trend.

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Some Delaware prison employees now have a bigger say in their pay and benefits.

A new law signed by Gov. John Carney Tuesday allows non-uniformed correctional employees, including counselors and administrative staff, to bargain over compensation.

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Legislation streamlining the training public school employees receive on issues like child sexual abuse, suicide prevention and bullying is now law.



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Hundreds of Delawareans gathered near Wilmington’s Rockford Park Tower Sunday night to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville counter protesters, and against messages of racism and white supremacy.

The Music School of Delaware is celebrating the upcoming opening of its new Milford branch Tuesday with a preview.

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Gov. John Carney signed legislation Monday revamping the state’s Economic Development Office. He's replacing the state agency with a public-private partnership.

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Earlier this summer, we started hearing reports of dolphins in Chesapeake Bay. Some thought it was unusual; others said it was no big deal.

So Joel McCord went searching for them for Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative.

City of Rehoboth Beach

The City of Rehoboth granted construction contracts for its ocean outfall and wastewater upgrades Monday morning.



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Rehoboth Beach has a new mayor-elect, after he handily won election over the weekend.


Rehoboth City Commissioner Paul Kuhns defeated current Mayor Sam Cooper Saturday 761 votes to 543.

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Your brain controls your senses, your movement and your thoughts. It’s essentially what makes you, you.


At University of Delaware’s Laboratory Preschool this summer, teachers took a hands-on approach to guiding children ages four through eight through the science of the brain.