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Sandy Hook Ride on Washington cyclists stop in First State

26 cyclists taking part in the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington made a planned detour into Hockessin Monday.Delaware is just one of 14 stops on their four-day 400 mile journey to the nation’s capital that began Saturday.
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Arts Playlist: Delaware's Poet Laureate

In April, poetry takes center stage with National Poetry Month. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. Delaware’s Poet laureate JoAnn Balingit says its a great opportunity for readers to rediscover the power of this literary form.
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  Tower Hill School has released the results of an internal investigation of its former headmaster found guilty in December of dealing in child pornography.

 

Kroll Consulting the largest private investigation firm in the world interviewed 90 people for its six month long probe of Christopher Wheeler who faces a mandatory 50 years in prison at his sentencing on April 24th.

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A year ago, University of Delaware and DNREC announced they would work to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging station network, but that network won't be ready until later this year.

So, what’s it like to take an electric car on a long trip in Delaware now -- before the network is in place? Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen followed a couple whose vacation plans involve taking their Nissan Leaf from the top of the state all the way down to the bottom.

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More than five years after the dunes near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge were first breached by waters from the Delaware Bay, a massive effort to restore the preserve and hold back rising seas from a vulnerable area of the southern Delaware coast is about to begin.

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A new report says parents and coaches still may not know when to seek emergency attention for kids who suffer head injuries or when it’s safe for them return to playing sports, despite increased media attention about concussions.

The study from Nemours KidsHealth.org found that almost 40 percent of coaches said they would do something other than removing a child from play and not allowing them back before they saw a doctor after a blow to the head.

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Hooked rugs are an Anglo-American tradition that rose in popularity during the early nineteenth century

The “Unraveling Stories” Exhibit at the Hagley Museum spotlights one of these pieces, a huge hooked rug made during the 1940s by Nancy Dupont Reynolds Cooch.

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Special Olympics Delaware hosts their own version of March Madness this weekend.

The organization’s annual State Basketball Tournament tips off Saturday morning at 11 at UD’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark and play continues through Sunday.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware filed a complaint in Chancery Court Friday asking to overturn the results of the February 24th Red Clay school district tax referendum.

The proposal was approved by a vote of 6,395 to 5,515 - a margin of nearly 900 votes.

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Major changes are coming to Widener Law school.

The school announced Friday the American Bar Association has approved splitting its Wilmington and Harrisburg, PA campuses into two separate law schools. 

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Delaware's junior Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) will join approximately 500 Delaware State University students on Saturday for the college’s 4th annual Inspired Day of Service.

The event stems from the Inspire Scholarship, which provides financial assistance for in-state students to attend DSU.

The First State’s largest city has more solar panels per capita than any other major city in the region according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Wilmington ranks fifth for the amount of solar energy devices installed in the city per person in the US, according to Bret Fanshaw, the Solar Coordinator from Environment America - the organization behind the report.

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