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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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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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Delaware’s top judges aren’t weighing in on the constitutionality of appointing people to the bench based on their political party affiliation.


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Those traveling up or down Delaware this weekend may have to take a detour, as construction work will close a section of Route 13.

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Auto insurance companies would no longer be able to use a person’s age, credit score, marital status and other factors when calculating someone’s premiums under a new bill being considered by the General Assembly.

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After nearly two months of Republicans holding up his nomination in the state Senate, Sean Garvin will be Delaware’s next top environmental official.

He was approved by the senate Wednesday 14-5 with some GOP support.

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Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) is reviving his attempts to wrangle Delaware’s publicly affiliated universities under the state’s public records laws.

As a number of federal courts consider President Trump’s ban on immigrants from six majority Muslim countries - both of Delaware’s U.S. senators are joining a legislative effort to block his plan.

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Nearly all of the damaging effects of this Nor’Easter seemed to stay north of the C&D canal, with no major flooding reported in the southern part of the state.