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Hansen blows out opponents en route to state Senate win

Democrat Stephanie Hansen overpowered her opponents Saturday in a special election that drew in more than a million dollars and national attention.

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WEIC seeks to move forward despite budgetary roadblock

Members of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission will meet Tuesday (Feb. 28) to review a study on the financial impact of moving six schools in Wilmington from the Christina School District into the Red Clay Consolidated School District, kicking off the second year of their effort to improve the quality of educational services offered in the city’s fragmented public schools.

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Saturday’s special election will settle the biggest political question hanging over Delaware: which party will control the state Senate?

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Fish can tell by the way a coral reef smells whether or not it’s the perfect home for them, and University of Delaware researchers want to learn more about how that works.

Students in Delaware are performing better on Advanced Placement exams.


The College Board’s latest report shows about 19 percent of public school students in the state scored a 3 or better on their AP exam in 2016, which is a one percentage point improvement over 2015.

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Delaware’s Department of Education is set to release its final Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan next week.


Some parents like Solange Clarke are anxious to discover what it includes for pre-K and kindergarten education.

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In a blow to Wilmington education activists, Gov. John Carney (D) says there’s no money this year to better fund high-poverty schools.

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Division of Public Health reports two elderly men with underlying health conditions died from flu-related causes this month. One man was from New Castle County and the other from Kent County.

Delawareans’ Powerball dreams burst last night. After weeks with no winning numbers, a lucky ticket was sold in the Hoosier State.


The $403 million jackpot ballooned to $435 million on Wednesday before the evening drawing.

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A Republican State Senator is offering a plan to hire more correctional officers and make starting their salaries more competitive.  

The move comes after an inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center this month that left one correctional officer dead.

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With all inmates housed in Building C the night of the deadly hostage crisis earlier this month still considered suspects by state police, the Delaware public defender’s office says it could be strapped for lawyers.

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Delaware’s Center for the Inland Bays and the Department of Health and Social Services' Stockley Center are working to reduce stormwater runoff into Cow Bridge Branch.