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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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Delawareans unable to make it to the polls on Election Day could see some relief under a new bill.


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A bill to revive Delaware's death penalty will return this week backed by a bipartisan group of legislators with ties to law enforcement.


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Delaware’s Republican Party will see an overhaul of its executive team come April – including its chairman, Charlie Copeland.

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House Republicans and President Donald Trump failed to rally enough votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act earlier this afternoon, leaving Delaware's lone congresswoman elated.

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Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in February.

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Gov. John Carney’s (D) first operating budget proposal trims spending on education and handouts to seniors while upping taxes on big corporations and workers’ paychecks.


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State lawmakers are trying to remove some hurdles those seeking drug addiction treatment as they attempt to kick their habits.


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Delaware’s State Board of Education will stick around – at least for now.

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The warden who oversaw the hostage crisis at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center that left one prison guard dead is out.

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Two Newark landlords are facing charges that they’ve repeatedly ignored repair requests from tenants and misled their customers into signing leases.

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