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Lawmakers set to finish 2019 Bond Bill this week

The Joint Capital Improvement Committee faces some difficult choices on funding for Delaware’s colleges and universities.

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Newark gears up for bond debt referendum

Newark residents and non-resident property owners will vote Tuesday on whether the city borrows nearly $28 million. The bond debt would pay for improvements to the city’s sewer and water systems, a park, and a stormwater facility on a former University of Delaware dorm site — as well as several smaller projects.

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Dover Police are investigating a death at the Firefly Music Festival over the weekend.

20-year-old Caroline Friedman of Philadelphia was found unresponsive around 6:30 a.m. in Camping Lot 18 at Dover International Speedway.

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Seven years in and Dogfish Head is still the brewery of record at The Woodlands. Since 2012 when Firefly Music Festival first filled the Dover air with the music of some of the best bands in the world, the brewery tent has been the place to see and be seen.

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Delaware State University has completed its search for a new president.

The DSU Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to appoint Wilma Mishoe the university’s 11th president.

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The retired M/V Twin Capes was sunk Friday to become part an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean.

The First State’s three casinos could see less state relief than they were hoping for.

Last month, and for the first time in a decade, there were less than 20,000 Delawareans claiming unemployment.

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State education officials are working on a new anti-discrimination regulation for its public schools.  Regulation 225 could make Delaware could be the first state to allow minors to self-identify their race and gender.

And while much of the debate over this draft regulation has focused on the implications for transgender students, Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller reports some say the controversy over inclusion of race in the regulation came as a surprise.

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a fictional young adult novel, chronicles the events that lead to one teen’s suicide and contains depictions of mental illness, sexual assault and cyberbullying.


It's second season is now out and leading a number of groups to revisit their concerns about how the show addresses these issues



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The Green is committed to highlighting student voices as part of our Enlighten Me segment, and last month – for the first time – we put the spotlight on work produced by students at the University of Delaware.

This week, we return to UD for more stories produced by Communications majors there.

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State senators could vote on legislation banning assault style weapons next week. Senate President Pro Tem David McBride (D-Hawk's Nest) put it on Tuesday’s agenda even though it failed to get out of committee.