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Assault weapons ban introduced in Delaware Senate

Legislation banning certain assault weapons in Delaware was introduced Thursday. The bill targets the type of semi-automatic weapons commonly used in mass shootings.

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This week on "The Green"

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Christiana Fashion Center growing in face of retail store closures

For Dori Schuster, shopping is one part necessity, one part recreation, and one part social opportunity. With multiple super centers, the Christiana retail hub fills all three requirements. In Delaware, Schuster, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, finds tax-free bargains for her family. She enjoys a break at restaurants. And Christiana is midway between her home and her parents’ house in Maryland, an ideal spot to get together.

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Republican State Sen. Ernie Lopez will face a Democratic challenger in the 6th District this November.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1% in February, but the state gave back most of the 2,000 jobs gained the month before.

Department of Public Health

A new report says more access to long-acting reversible contraception may be helping low-income women in Delaware prevent unplanned pregnancies.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health is reporting an outbreak of the mumps following a February dance.

A funeral will be held Friday for former State Rep. Howard Clendaniel, who died this week.


City of Rehoboth Beach

Bad weather this month delayed construction for Rehoboth Beach’s ocean outfall pipe to the point where crews will not be finished by a key permit deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and The Partnership, Inc., recently announced this year’s John H. Taylor Jr. Education Leadership award winner.


Much of the First State is cleaning up after Wednesday’s winter storm.

The storm dumped significant snow in the northern half of the state. In New Castle County, over seven inches was recorded in Talleyville and Greenville and 6.4 inches in New Castle. Woodside in Kent County got 7.5 inches of snow and Dover recorded 5.7 inches.

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Wednesday’s winter storm will keep many schools in Delaware closed Thursday.

MERR Institute

An injured gray seal pup was found at York Beach Crossing in South Bethany Beach over the weekend.