Unemployment Increased Slightly in October

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Unemployment increased a tenth of a percent in October both in Delaware and nationally. However in Sussex County – unemployment increased from 3.8’% in September to 4% in October. Statewide unemployment in Delaware is at 4.2% for October – with the national unemployment rate at 3.9%, Over the past year, the biggest over-the-year job changes…

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Mid-Atlantic Region to Become one of Seven “Hydrogen Hubs” In U.S.

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The Biden Administration announced last week substantial federal grants to create a series of “hydrogen hubs,” with the goal of seeing these hubs produce three million metric tons of hydrogen annually. Senator Tom Carper released a statement saying the Mid-Atlantic region was selected to become one of seven clean hydrogen hubs across our nation. Senator…

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Delaware Launches Campaign to Combat Veteran Suicide   

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A new campaign is now underway that aims to better identify suicide risk among military members and veterans. The “Ask the Question” campaign will be piloted at the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s Bridge Clinics.  The campaign centers around breaking the stigma and identifying risk by first asking the question: “Have you, or a…

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Delaware GOP Town Hall

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Julianne Murray, answered questions at a town hall held at Mulligan’s Pointe on Tuesday the 26th of September in front of a packed audience. The town hall hosted by John Tabacco and Cara Castronuova of Wise Guys, and moderated by The Talk of Delmarva’s own MJ Powell and Jack Smith, lasted an hour and raised…

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Delaware Adopts Updated 2023 to 2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan to Make State Stronger Against Disasters

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A five-year plan that allows federal funds to be directed to Delaware to protect people, their property, and the environment has been approved. Delaware’s 2023-2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) outlines risks and vulnerabilities faced by Delawareans, but also offers ideas and recommendations for protecting and improving resilience in the state. By developing and adopting the…

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Report: Delaware is building 14th most homes in U.S.

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Among all U.S. states, Delaware is building the 14th most homes relative to the number of existing homes, according to a new report by Construction Coverage. In 2022, there were 14.0 new housing units authorized per 1,000 existing homes in Delaware—a total of 6,417 new units. You’ll find a table with data on more than…

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Lisa Blunt Rochester Announces Campaign for U.S. Senate

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Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced her campaign to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate. She launches her campaign on a promise to continue her work to create good jobs and access to opportunity, to protect our seniors, and to secure our fundamental freedoms – from reproductive freedom to voting rights. Congresswoman Rochester has represented…

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Delaware Legislation Released Today Adds Requirement Before Purchasing Handgun

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The House Judiciary Committee today released legislation that would add Delaware to a growing list of states that require residents to complete a firearm training course and obtain a permit before purchasing a handgun. Under Senate Bill 2(S), sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman and House Majority Whip Melissa Minor-Brown, most Delawareans could…

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Elevated Risk of Fire Spread in Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey is issuing a warning about an elevated risk for fire spread this afternoon across much of Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland. A combination of low relative humidity, a strong northwest wind, and relatively dry fine fuels will contribute to the increased risk. The northwest…

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Proposed Legislation to Eliminate Death Penalty in Delaware

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Legislation just introduced would eliminate the death penalty in Delaware. As such, the penalty for a person who is convicted of first-degree murder for an offense that was committed after the person’s 18th birthday is imprisonment for the remainder of the person’s natural life without benefit of probation or parole or any other reduction. A…

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Start the New Year with a Hike

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DELAWARE: First Day Hikes will continue the tradition of self-guided hikes at each Delaware State Park. Each park will also have a welcome station, where you can check in to be counted and pick up your First Day Hike sticker or magnet. Sites will also offer a send off time, where you can gather with…

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New Year’s Brings Raise in Minimum Wage

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Workers in both Delaware and Maryland will see an increase in pay beginning with the new year. Effective January 1, 2023 Delaware’s minimum hourly wage rate will increase from $10.50 to $11.75 an hour. The minimum hourly wage will increase incrementally on January 1st over the next two years to reach $15 an hour in…

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Gas Price Average in Delaware Drops Below 3-Dollars a Gallon

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As the trend of rising costs continues, drivers are experiencing some relief at the gas pumps. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, after setting a record high of $4.99 per gallon on June 14, today’s Delaware gas price average dropped below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since September 2021. Today the average price for regular…

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Twelve Delaware Schools Recognized for Students’ Academic Achievement 

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Twelve schools from across Delaware are being commended for their student’s growth and progress in English language proficiency. Among the school districts recognized include Woodbridge Early Childhood Center, Lewes Elementary School, Laurel Elementary School, and West Seaford Elementary School. Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center in the Woodbridge School District is one of the schools in…

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December Seasons Set to Open for Hunting and Trapping in Delaware

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Hunting and trapping seasons will open on December 1st. That includes a special antlerless deer season which runs from December 10th through the 18th. There are multiple furbearer trapping seasons that open December 1st as well as duck, Canada goose, woodcock, snipe and other hunting seasons that are open in December. Deer hunting is allowed…

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Updated Recycling Information from DNREC

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Have you ever had questions about what and where to recycle? If you live in Delaware, check out DNREC’s updated online resource to help you determine what is acceptable in terms of how you manage trash. The resource includes pictures of more than 375 common items and lets you know how and where you can…

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Midterm Elections

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A strong slate of candidates wasn’t enough for a red wave to take shape in Delaware. There was no change in the statewide offices. Democrats Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings and Colleen Davis were all re-elected to Congress, Attorney General and State Treasurer and Lydia York carried her momentum from the Delaware Primary to win…

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