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A ship that sailed to the beaches of Iwo Jima during World War II and rescued seven people during one of the world’s largest-ever recorded storms will soon sit at the bottom of the Atlantic, a couple dozen miles off the coast of Delaware and Maryland. 



Kaiser Family Foundation



Delaware is one of only six states (including New Hampshire, West Virginia, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois) using the Affordable Care Act’s state-partnership model to offer Obamacare health insurance coverage.   


That could be good news for Delawareans if the ACA is repealed.

Courtesy: DNREC


Before they can hunt for wild turkey, Delawareans need to enroll in a hunter education course.




Delaware is using federal funds it recently received to fight a fungal disease in bats, but state officials still see work to do to combat it.


Fort Delaware State Park is one place the fungus that’s making several endangered species of bats sick with White Nose Syndrome can be found.

John Lee


Delaware recently adopted a streamlined permitting process for shellfish farming leases, but some aquaculture enthusiasts feel their voices have not been heard.


Steven Friend owns Friends Clams LLC in Georgetown, where he distributes clams to buyers. A lifelong supporter of shellfish farming, he has 136 oyster cages ready to go.


But he still needs a permit, a bond letter, and liability insurance to farm under new state regulations.


UD researchers had a hand in a new study offering insight into the thickness of the earth's plates.

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Delaware officials are celebrating the completion of a major trail system along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

A trio of trails built in stages since 2012 connect to create a 14.3-mile continuous stretch from Delaware City to Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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Delaware has its second flu-related death of the 2016-2017 season.


The latest victim is a 98-year-old New Castle County woman with multiple underlying medical conditions. 

Courstesy of MERR


A harbor seal was recently seen 12 miles away from the Delaware Bay in Felton.


The seal swam out of the Delaware Bay around Bowers Beach and took the Murderkill River up to the spillway at Coursey Pond in Felton last weekend.


Department of Health and Human Services

Obamacare enrollments in Delaware are outpacing last year even with higher premiums and threats to repeal the health care law.