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Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green will provide an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine will present the highest quality Delaware news and information. Through informed reporting, nuanced storytelling and in-depth interviews, The Green reaches past stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to encourage a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, today.

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Public opinion in the First State is on the side of those wanting to fully legalize marijuana in Delaware, but the state’s top elected official hasn’t embraced the policy. Delaware Public Media political reporter James Dawson explains why full legalization remains unlikely any time soon.

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Delaware artist William D. White studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and briefly studied with Brandywine School artist Gayle Porter Hoskins, a student of renowned First State illustrator, Howard Pyle.

During the span of his decade’s long career, White created illustrations for magazines and landscape paintings in the regional style of important artists like Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton.

If you venture along the hiking trails at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, you come across a long vine with triangular leaves and stems covered with barbs.

This is the invasive mile-a-minute weed. In the 1930s, the vine traveled from Asia to a nursery in Pennsylvania, where in a matter of years, it broke loose and began to conquer the surrounding the environment. The weed has now has invaded 12 states in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.  In Delaware, the mile-a-minute weed has a patchy presence. In addition to White Clay Creek State Park, it can also be seen in tax ditches downstate.

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Some might call it educational Darwinism. Others would say it’s simply the charter school bargain playing out as it was intended.

But this much is clear: new management in the state Department of Education’s Charter Schools Office and the introduction of a new application for proposed schools and a performance framework for reviewing expiring charters has forced charter operators to pay more attention to detail — in academics, in finances and in school management.

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The Music School of Delaware in Wilmington employs nearly 100 educators and provides by-audition students a full symphony experience with the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra. The young ensemble will present their annual Spring concert on March 14th when the 70- plus member orchestra will perform among other pieces, selections from “West Side Story.”
 

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Rep. Earl Jaques (D-Glasgow), the new head of the House Education Committee, continues to make waves, calling for a new, state-of-the-art public high school in Wilmington.

Jaques asked lawmakers on the Joint Bond Bill Committee to set aside an unknown amount of money for the proposal this past week.

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George Thorogood is coming home to Delaware. The 1968 Brandywine High School graduate plays Tuesday at The Grand Opera House in his hometown of Wilmington.

Thorogood has fond memories of growing up in the First State, including playing his first ever gig with his band the Destroyers at the University of Delaware.  The band’s long time drummer Jeff Simon booked their inaugural show at Lane Hall, a dormitory on UD’s Newark campus.

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Delaware's state government Monday stepped up its plans to respond to climate change by publishing a wide-ranging and detailed action plan for state agencies.

The Climate Framework describes some 150 initiatives that will be undertaken by agencies including health, economic development, transportation and environment to help prevent the worst effects of climate change or to adapt to them.

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