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James Dawson

Political reporter/news anchor

James Dawson has covered state politics and government for Delaware Public Media and served as its Weekend Edition Saturday host since 2012. He came to Delaware from his home state of Idaho, where he served as a public affairs reporter and news director for the commercial radio network Inland Northwest Broadcasting. His reporting experience included state and local government, arts and culture, crime, and agriculture.

James contributed features and reports to the Northwest News Network, a collection of public radio stations across the Pacific Northwest. He has a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and digital media from the University of Idaho.

When James isn’t haunting the corridors of Legislative Hall, you might find him brushing up on his photography skills along Delaware's coast, anticipating the Seattle Mariners' next rebuilding season or shamelessly singing while driving all over the First State.

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DelDOT has filed a lawsuit against four companies it believes are responsible for nearly $45 million in damage to a section of the I-495 bridge in 2014.

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If you’re looking at beach house rentals in Delaware, you may pay a bit more this summer depending on where you stay.


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The Christina School District is the latest in the country to adopt a ‘safe space’ policy for students unauthorized to live in the U.S.

Delaware’s congressional delegation continues to rebel against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

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Delaware’s Economic Development Office will need a new leader.

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Democrats are trying to extend childcare benefits to unemployed Delawareans under a new proposal in the General Assembly.


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Concerns over the rising healthcare costs dominated Gov. John Carney’s (D) budget town hall meeting Monday night.


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Private businesses would play a significant role in handing out publicly funded economic development grants and loans under a plan Gov. John Carney’s (D) constructing.


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The walls of Delaware Vapor are lined with hundreds of bottles of e-juice – liquid nicotine in any flavor you can imagine that you pour into a handheld machine.


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The insurance industry scored a win after lawmakers tabled a bill in a House committee that would’ve limited how they can calculate someone’s auto premiums.


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