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Delmarva chicken producers hopeful about Trump

Chicken growers on the Delmarva Peninsula produced more than 4 billion pounds of chicken last year. And about one in five of those chickens were shipped outside the US, typically to Canada or Mexico. So you might think President Trump’s talk of renegotiating trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would scare poultry producers. But it doesn’t.

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Youth programming, park cleanup goals for Wilm. City Councilwoman Yolanda McCoy

The face of Wilmington City Council has changed significantly, with six new members as 2017 gets underway. Yolanda McCoy is one of those new members now in office. The 6th District Councilwoman says there’s an absence of youth programs in her district – something she’s determined to change.

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A ship that sailed to the beaches of Iwo Jima during World War II and rescued seven people during one of the world’s largest-ever recorded storms will soon sit at the bottom of the Atlantic, a couple dozen miles off the coast of Delaware and Maryland. 

 

 

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After Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, the new governor and lawmakers got to work in Dover.

Carney signed his first executive order, creating a taskforce to look at replacing the state’s Economic Development Office. He also offered a transition report to help guide his first months in office.

And the State Senate passed a bill addressing Delaware's handling of  abandoned property.

Our political reporter James Dawson stopped by The Green to provide some perspective on these stories.

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Silent films of Brandywine Springs Park from the early 1900s were recently discovered.

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Joe Biden made a triumphant and emotional return to the First State Friday.

"When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart," said the now former Vice President, choking up as he spoke at the Chase Center on Wilmington's Riverfront.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate remained unchanged again in December.

Unemployment in the First State has been locked in at 4.3 percent since July of last year – a six month run. 


Michelle Harlee is one of six new Wilmington city council members now in office.

 

Harlee’s priorities are focused on what she says she’s heard from community members for years  – a need for safer communities, beautiful and clean living conditions, and better paying jobs.


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After a recent fiery rebuke from a federal judge, state lawmakers are trying to significantly change Delaware’s escheat law.

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About a dozen civil rights and religious groups in Delaware banded together on the eve of President-elect Trump's inauguration to fight discrimination.

 

The new group is called the Delaware Civil Rights Coalition, and it announced its formation Thursday at the Biggs Art Museum.

 


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Before they can hunt for wild turkey, Delawareans need to enroll in a hunter education course.

 

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More than 400 soldiers and airmen from the Delaware National Guard are in Washington D.C. through Saturday.


 

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