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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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Concord Mall, struggling to attract shoppers and marquee retailers, is getting a complete makeover.

Rob Kalesse / Delaware Public Media

Despite what fans may say or think from year to year, about the weather, or the musical acts, or the food options, there is one thing most agree on when it comes to Firefly Music Festival: there's always something new.

 

Rob Kalesse / Delaware Public Media

If you're an aspiring hip-hop group and Firefly comes calling, you answer the bell without question. Even if it means you're suddenly on the hook for performing three different shows on three different stages.

Last week, History Matters - produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society - looked at the legacy of Wilmington’s renowned jazz teacher Robert “Boysie” Lowery.

Our jazz in Wilmington series continues this week with a glimpse into the complex life of one of Lowery’s students – and one of Wilmington’s most widely received jazz musician: vibraphonist Lem Winchester.


The school year here in Delaware just ended and with it - another year of our Generation Voice youth media project at Mt. Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School.  Over the next couple of weeks in Enlighten Me, we'll want to highlight some of the work done by students there.

First up - a piece that builds on one we aired earlier this year by Mt. Pleasant High School sophomore Maya Williams on the so-called ‘school to prison pipeline’ -  students getting in trouble in school and ultimately ending up in prison. Though that story she heard about alternative schools and the role they play in that journey. So – Maya joined forces with fellow sophomore Jada Thomas to investigate how alternative schools work in Delaware.

 

 

 

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