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Carper: Republicans "on notice" after Pruitt confirmation

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency even after an attempt by Sen. Tom Carper (D) to delay a confirmation vote.

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This week on "The Green"

File photo courtesy of USDA.

Understanding waterfowl patterns to assess risk of bird flu

The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

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State elections officials say there’s no evidence of campaign finance fraud or collusion on the Democrats’ side with just over a week left to go before a special election.

Crisfield, on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, is probably best known for the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, a political schmooze fest of legendary proportions. But the town soon will have another claim to fame. It’s about to be the first municipality in the Delmarva region powered by a windmill.

 

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Delaware nearly tripled over the last year, and a University of Delaware professor believes the problem centers on a national demand for painkillers.

 

The number of fentanyl-related deaths in Delaware jumped from 42 in 2015 to 120 in 2016, which UD sociology professor Tammy Anderson said is not surprising. She said the trend is not limited to Delaware. Overdose-related deaths - particularly fentanyl - are on the rise across the country. 

 

Gov. John Carney is tapping his cabinet members and others to analyze how to most effectively spend taxpayer money.

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The Delaware State Fair has announced this year’s concert series lineup ... and it’s got plenty for country fans.

 


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An inmate inside James T. Vaughn Correctional Center the night of a hostage standoff is claiming guards beat prisoners and denied them basic needs following the crisis in a new federal lawsuit.

 

Literacy Delaware - the sole provider of English language services to refugees settling in Delaware - is seeking volunteers to tutor local refugees in English.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Agriculture are holding several workshops to help First State farmers learn more about food safety and how to comply with federal regulations.

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Chemours ends its fiscal year with $7 million in profit after paying out a costly settlement to thousands of people claiming the DuPont spinoff is responsible for their cancer diagnoses.

Wilmington Fire Fighters Association

Wilmington’s Fire Engine 6 station has been placed back into service for the time being – pending a complete assessment of fire department operations.


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