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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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2017 Participating artist, Stacy Acevedo, in front of her work (Photo fromn Rehoboth Art League)

The Rehoboth Art League puts the spotlight on the works of 250 young artists starting this weekend.


Students from 25 public and private schools are featured in the 22nd Annual “Young at Art” exhibit opening at the Arts League’s campus in Henlopen Acres.

For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with Paula Holloway - education programs director at the Art League about the exhibition.


Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

A new podcast– A Matter of Facts - will delve into this topic and we bring you the first episode this week.

Courtesy of CAMP Rehoboth Facebook page

The co-founder and executive director of CAMP Rehoboth and a longtime fighter for equality legislation in Delaware has died from lymphoma, according to a Facebook post.

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Lottery players in the First State and around the nation would love a little luck of the Irish this weekend.

MegaMillions and Powerball are offering two big pots of gold.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual county health assessment places Sussex as the healthiest county followed by New Castle and Kent.

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The General Assembly is sending one piece of gun control legislation to Gov. John Carney.

But lawmakers are continuing to debate a ban on bump stocks.

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Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware are being urged to be aware of a new Medicare scam.


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Ongoing concerns about Sussex County water contamination have environmentalists stressing the importance of Southern Delaware homeowners getting their wells tested.

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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki is seeking to raise city spending by nearly 5% in his 2019 budget plan.

Purzycki’s proposal calls for $162.3 million dollar operating budget in 2019.  That’s $7.4 million more than this year.  But the mayor isn’t asking to increase property taxes to pay for it after raising them 7% this year.

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Christiana Care Health System is starting a new program to help people find treatment for opioid use disorder. The hospital will offer to send peer mentors to the homes of people who have overdosed on opioids.