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Assault weapons ban introduced in Delaware Senate

Legislation banning certain assault weapons in Delaware was introduced Thursday. The bill targets the type of semi-automatic weapons commonly used in mass shootings.

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This week on "The Green"

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Christiana Fashion Center growing in face of retail store closures

For Dori Schuster, shopping is one part necessity, one part recreation, and one part social opportunity. With multiple super centers, the Christiana retail hub fills all three requirements. In Delaware, Schuster, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, finds tax-free bargains for her family. She enjoys a break at restaurants. And Christiana is midway between her home and her parents’ house in Maryland, an ideal spot to get together.

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The St. Georges Bridge over the C&D Canal will be closed for repairs this fall.

The four-month project is expected to have an impact on area motorists.



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Delaware’s high school graduation rate went up last year, but the dropout rate also rose. Still Department of Education officials say they expect graduation rates to continue to rise.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

An impending nor'easter along with wet March weather could delay planting for a couple of crops in the First State, reducing yields and causing some farmers to forgo planting them this year.

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Toys R Us announced last week it’s closing all of its stores nationwide. Its Dover location is the only toy store in Kent County.

Scott Koenig officially took over as Dewey Beach town manager last week.


Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Kim Williams (D- Newport) would ban child marriages in the First State. It would make Delaware the only state to completely ban minors from marrying.

Dover Days

The 2018 Dover Days Festival will have a different look.


Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) says restoration of federal tax credits will help Bloom Energy create hundreds more jobs in Delaware. But the company has only created about a third of the jobs it promised to bring the state five years ago.


Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is handing Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals $750,000 in fines for unpermitted emissions the state claims polluted air quality.


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Having won approval Thursday for its survival plan, the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security now begins the real work of overcoming the biggest obstacle to its survival: recruiting 31 new students for the coming school year before a May 1 deadline.