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Delaware environmental groups are joining others in the region in calling for a permanent ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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. 


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Flu season in Delaware shows no signs of letting up, with state health officials is reporting three more deaths associated with the flu.

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.  



AARP’s Vice President of State Advocacy Elaine Ryan visited Wilmington Friday to discuss family caregiving issues in Delaware following passage of the CARE Act last year to address some of those issues.

But this week AARP also joined the list of critics of the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, the American Health Care Act - voicing concerns about planned changes to Medicaid and the age-rating provision it says will raise insurances costs for those between 50-64.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne talked to Ryan about both topics.

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Delaware poultry farmers are on alert after a recent outbreak of bird flu devastated a Tennessee farm.



More than 73,000 birds on a southern Tennessee farm that supplies chickens for Tyson Foods were killed after federal officials identified a case of deadly bird flu in the flock. 


Bayhealth Medical Center is selling its Milford hospital as it continues construction on the facility that will replace it.

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Wilmington’s CDC Advisory Council offered an update Tuesday night on its recent work to help prevent gun violence in city.  

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As we burn fossil fuels and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it has to go somewhere.