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Advocates hope Delaware River Basin gets full FY19 federal funding

The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is hoping for more federal funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget.

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This week on "The Green"

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Delaware seeks to take the lead on developing overdose system of care

Gov. John Carney is poised to sign a bill allowing for creation of a statewide system of care for drug overdose patients. Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports the goal of this system would be to offer the same quality of care to anyone suffering from an overdose no matter where in the state they enter the system.

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USGS

Studies from the United States Geological Survey show a decrease of pollutants in the Delaware Estuary is good news for the First State’s osprey population.

New polling from the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication shows anger and anxiety over politics may drive more people to the voting booth this year.

 

 

Delaware is reporting its first cases of West Nile Virus for 2018 in a pair of wild birds.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) says two crows have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease.

MERR Institute

The Marine, Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute in Lewes is gearing up for its annual dolphin count.


Delaware Public Media

Delaware schools must now provide more transparency about their use of discipline. Gov. John Carney recently signed legislation that aims to reduce out-of-school suspensions.


Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement agencies in all three counties on DUI enforcement this weekend.

 


James Spadola is hoping to replace retiring State Auditor Tom Wagner this November.

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There’s now a Republican candidate for Delaware Attorney General after Peggy Marshall Thomas filed to run this week.

 


Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is asking to raise rates for next year’s Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

It’s hoping to win approval for a 5.7 percent premium hike.


Photo courtesy of Ellen Magee

The owner and operator of Magee Farms in Williamsville and Lewes is tossing her hat into the ring for a seat on Sussex County Council.


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