Deep rift between Clinton and Sanders camps visible in Delaware delegation

Many Bernie Sanders supporters remain bitter as Hillary Clinton is poised to officially secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
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Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Delegates' hats display vibrant loyalties at Democratic National Convention Monday

Many Bernie Sanders supporters sported Robin Hood hats Monday in reference to his "tax the rich" message, while Hillary supporters decked themselves out in red, white and blue and "I'm With Her" buttons and hats.
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Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is celebrating 16 Delaware artists with its annual Award Winners XVI show.

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Gas prices in the First State fell again last week, marking a sixth straight week of decline. 

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular dropped another three cents over the past seven days – from $2.05 to $2.02.

The price at the pump has fallen 23 cents over the past month a half weeks leaving the price 58 cents below the $2.60 Delaware drivers were paying this time last year.

Joe Biden won’t be the only Delawarean speaking on the Democratic Party’s biggest stage this week.

 

Sarah McBride, a Wilmington native, will be the first openly transgender person to address a major party’s convention when she speaks to Democrats gathering in Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary for President.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

 

NASA is prepping its Space Launch System and Orion Spacecraft for the launch to Mars in 2018. To Brian Duffy, a retired NASA astronaut, this mission is a powerful next step for NASA in uncovering some of the mysteries behind Mars.

Arlo Hemphill / Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

A regional planning body wants to bring groups together to promote a healthy ocean ecosystem.

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50,000 people will be descending on Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center over the next week to attend the Democratic National Convention.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Lawyers were at Delaware Law School Friday offering pro bono legal aid to minors - and those who have records from when they were a minor - seeking expungements.


Photo courtesy: Carvertise

Early last summer, Carvertise, Delaware’s first advertising business on wheels, had about a half-dozen clients and 50 vehicles on the road.

At the start of this week, the number had risen to 16 clients and 245 cars – most of them in the Delaware Valley, but some as far away as North Dakota.

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Preliminary numbers from an annual dolphin count Saturday give hope that the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin population is rebounding.

Hagley Museum & Library

During the industrial revolution and into the WWII era and beyond, shipbuilding played a key role in the evolution of industry and livelihood in Wilmington.

 

While the shipyards that dotted the waterfront are no longer in existence, the dockyard culture is still alive and well through the Kalmar Nyckel’s crew that maintains and sails a 1600s model ship for tourists and educational purposes.

 

In this month’s History Matters - produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation - Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly tells us more about the history of shipbuilding in Wilmington.


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