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James Dawson

Political reporter/news anchor

James Dawson has covered state politics and government for Delaware Public Media since the station first began broadcasting in 2012. Those reports have spanned two governors, three sessions of the General Assembly and three consequential elections. 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 at Legislative Hall, you might find him brushing up on his photography skills along Delaware's coast and anticipating the Seattle Mariners' next rebuilding season.

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Downstate medical marijuana patients now have a dispensary closer to home.


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The state representative pushing a bill to allow local school boards to raise taxes without a referendum says it’s part of his plan to ensure education is properly funded into the future.


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A bill that would allow local school boards to raise property taxes for operating funds based on inflation is looking for sponsors in the General Assembly

 

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The results of a 2015 school referendum in the Red Clay School District won’t change, despite a court ruling saying district officials violated state law.

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The entirety of Delaware’s designated offshore wind capacity is poised to power Maryland homes instead, despite last-minute objections from state and federal officials.

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Delaware’s seniors will have to pay up to $100 more per year for their annual school property tax bill.

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Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body.

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Delaware prisons will have two new top officials as the fallout from a deadly hostage crisis earlier this year continues.

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After a failed attempt on Tuesday, state senators revived a bill expanding access to Delaware’s medical marijuana program for those with PTSD.

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers are trying to pry open the landmark Coastal Zone Act.


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