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James Morrison

All Things Considered host/reporter

James Morrison has been reporting and producing news stories for NPR member-stations for half a decade. He recently worked as a producer for Capital Public Radio's daily interview show Insight in Sacramento, California. His reporting has ranged from covering city hall to the largest state legislature in the nation, and from arts organizations to indie bands.  James specializes in telling sound-rich radio stories, some of which have been accepted into international competitions. He enjoys reporting all new stories, especially ones that include food and animals.  James has a degree in government-journalism from Sacramento State University and was recently a Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellow. When not in the newsroom, he enjoys cooking, cycling, swimming and relaxing with his wife and cats.  

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Sen. Chris Coons is praising a federal court for stopping President Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect this week.  

He’s also bashing Trump’s newly-released budget proposal.

Speaking on CNN Thursday morning, Coons said it was unwise for the President to cut funding for foreign assistance and the State Department, while boosting defense spending.  

 

Center for the Inland Bays

A program in Sussex County lets you help protect Delaware’s shoreline just by eating some oysters.

 

19 restaurants in Sussex County are participating in this year’s Don’t Chuck Your Shucks program.

 


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A Republican health plan to replace Obamacare could throw 60,000 Delawareans off Medicaid. 

 


Forgotten Cats

Daylight isn’t the only thing in greater abundance this time of year. Thousands of kittens could soon be roaming the streets of Delaware as temperatures rise and stray cats start their spring breeding.

 

But one local nonprofit is trying to curb the spread of these free-roaming felines.

 


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This week’s nor’easter left the First State wet, but relatively free of any significant snow accumulation. 

A nor’easter is making its way through the First State, but the kind of precipitation Delaware is getting is a bit different than initially forecast.

Delaware Department of Agriculture

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer has announced a plan to save the county $2.5 million on a farmland preservation deal.

 


In the summer of 2016 the Dover Police Department teamed up with an addiction recovery center to divert opiate users into treatment and away from crime, jail or death.

 

Less than a year later, police departments around the First State are looking at Dover's ANGEL Program as a model they could adopt.  

 


A Delaware lawmaker introduced a bill this week that would make it easier to vote by mail.

 

Representative Earl Jaques (D -Glasgow) wants to remove language in the state constitution that requires voters show a valid excuse for obtaining an absentee ballot.

 


Change.org

A Delaware-based artist is receiving international acclaim this week.

 

Kristen Visbal, of Lewes, created the sculpture “Fearless Girl” that was installed near Wall Street this week in honor of International Women’s Day.

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