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Delaware Republicans float temporary budget for July amid last-minute budget talks

As budget negotiations intensify just days before the deadline, Republican senators are drafting a continuing resolution to fund Delaware state services for another month.

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'Phil the Seal' returns to the wild

After spending more than two months in rehabilitation, Phil the harbor seal was released at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey where he made his way back into the Atlantic Ocean.

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A program providing free meals in the summer months to low-income students is back this year.


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In 2012, Hurricane Sandy blew through Fowler Beach at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, tearing it apart.

 

By October 2016, most of a federal restoration project restoring 4,000 acres of the refuge was complete — repairing 25 miles of tidal channels and the damaged shoreline - making them more resilient to future storms. 

 

One of the benefits of a restored beach? A treasure-trove of horseshoe crabs as far as the eye can see.

 

 


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The pool facility in the Brown Burton Winchester Park was re-named the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Aquatic Center Monday.

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The ACLU is pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to continue blocking most of President Trump’s revised travel ban.

 

But the civil rights organization worries there could be confusion about who is allowed into the U.S. moving forward.

 


A University of Delaware professor won’t return to campus this fall after saying a dead, American college student “got what he deserved” while imprisoned in North Korea.

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First State motorists are seeing falling prices at the gas pump as the 4th of July weekend approaches.

The Delaware Contemporary’s new tandem show State of the Union/State of Mind juxtaposes politics with the personal ways artists approach their work.


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State officials Friday decried the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act emerging from the U.S. Senate.


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Construction is starting for a multi-modal bridge over the Christina River on Wilmington’s Riverfront.

 

 

The $28 million dollar project’s primary purpose is to relieve congestion on the Riverfront, especially before and after events at the Chase Center and Frawley Stadium. 

 

 

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The clock is ticking on lawmakers , who now have a week to completely erase a $350 million deficit and pass a balanced 2018 state budget.

The battleground this week was taxes, specifically raising Delaware’s personal income tax – where dueling Democratic proposals are on the table.

At the same time, other pieces of key legislation moved ahead as the countdown to June 30th and the end of work for this year reaches the home stretch.

Political reporter James Dawson was on the frontline at Leg Hall all week and visited The Green to provide  a better sense of where things stand. 


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