Same day voter registration bill expected to return to General Assembly

Efforts to revive a same-day voter registration bill are underway in Delaware. A new bill is expected to be introduced in the state Senate in June when lawmakers return from recess.
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Dover honors Delaware's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Kent County's veterans were out in force in downtown Dover on Monday for a Memorial Day roll call of their fallen comrades. Hundreds gathered to hear the 256 names of deceased Delaware veterans honored with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.
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First State gas prices have finally inched up, after holding steady for the last three weeks.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in First State increased by 2 cents from $2.60 to $2.62 in the past week.

That price is still nearly a dollar less than what Delaware drivers were paying a year ago at an average of $3.60. reports there are just under a dozen stations selling a gallon of regular for $2.54 or slightly less  – mostly in New Castle County.

This Memorial Day weekend Gov. Jack Markell is using his weekly message to bring awareness to the problem of homeless veterans.

Markell said continuing to support soldiers after they return home is one way of honoring those who did not.

A disappointing start to the Wilmington University’s baseball team first ever appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series.

The Wildcats were edged by Catawba  3-2 Saturday in their opening contest at the eight-team, double elimination national championship tournament.

Wilmington gave up two first inning runs and was unable to recover –limited just two hits by five Catawba pitchers.

The loss drops the 37-14 Willdcats into the losers bracket.  They need a win Monday over Angelo State to stay alive.

Wilmington University’s baseball team makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series this weekend.

The Wildcats open the eight-team, double elimination national championship tournament Saturday when they face Catawba at 3pm.

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A member of Delaware’s Air National Guard offered a unique thank you Friday at Christiana Hospital.

Lt. Col. Barry Orbinati gave a military coin to Physician’s Assistant Ed Knox for recognizing last November that he had an aneurysm and getting him to surgery in time to fix it before it ruptured. The ceremony, called coining, allows military personnel to honor a civilian for an outstanding act.

Knox was on duty November 13th at Christiana Care’s Middletown ER when Orbinati came in suffering from what was believed to be severe migraines.

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On the real estate front, home sales are leaping with spring energy, although prices still have a long way to go to reach the levels before the housing downturn.

Photo courtesy: DE Div. of Public Health

As we approach the summer months, the risks of getting dangerous sunburns increases.


Each year, two million people are diagnosed with melanoma. But detecting skin cancer before it spreads results in a 98 percent survival rate.  


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Traditionally, beauty pageants are known as competitions among young, physically appealing women. It’s not often that you come across one where the contestants are mothers-- or more specifically, single mothers.

Recently, management services company Destined2Be put on a “Single Moms Beauty Pageant” at Dover Downs, to celebrate the plight of single mothers.

And for this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Eli Chen attended the event.

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Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped again last month  - down a tenth of a point to 4.5 percent in April.  It’s the lowest the jobless rate has been in the First State since May 2008.


The drop also marks the tenth straight month unemployment in Delaware has declined since standing at 5.9 percent in June 2014.

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The annual Delaware by Hand Memorial Day art show returns to Zwaanendael Park in Lewes Saturday.

More than 50 artists ranging in disciplines from pottery to fine art will offer consumers handcrafted arts and crafts.