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Department of Health and Human Services

Aetna’s decision on Wednesday to pull out of Delaware’s Affordable Care Act marketplace will most likely mean higher rates and less options for people who rely on the exchange for health insurance.

Health insurer Aetna announced late Wednesday it will not be participating in Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace in 2018.


Courtesy of the CDC

Some predict this could be a banner year for ticks and the diseases they carry, but state health officials say it’s too early to panic.

Courtesy of MERR Institute

Over the last month-and-a-half, the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute has responded to a flurry of strandings - from seals and harbor porpoises to humpback whales.

James Morrison / Delaware Public Media

Delaware is sinking an historic WWII ship off the coast of Fenwick Island Wednesday to create a new home for sea life. 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Tourism Office and Delaware State Parks are turning to a new smartphone app to highlight events and activities in the First State. 



Courtesy of Delaware Department of Agriculture

Delaware has a new chief bee inspector who will work to keep the state’s Pollinator Protection Plan up to par with national standards.



John Lee

A new bill in Delaware’ General Assembly would address homeowner concerns about shellfish farming in the Little Assawoman Bay.

Department of Health and Human Services

Health officials in Delaware say the Republican plan to repeal Affordable Care Act would strip coverage and increase the number of uninsured in the state. 


Courtesy of Suzanne Thurman, MERR Institute

A dead whale washed ashore in Rehoboth Beach Thursday and is the fifth humpback whale to wash up in Delaware in less than a year.