UPDATED: DE School Board Election Results

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UPDATED – 05/14/24 – School Board elections were held throughout Delaware on Tuesday. In Sussex County, three districts had contested races – all for 4-year terms. County Election Director Bo McDowell tells the Talk of Delmarva that voter turnout was very low. He said there was a bad internet connection at the polling location at…

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Over $14 Million in Funding for Critical Community Projects in Delaware–Signed into Law

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Funding that has been secured for Delaware will go towards some of the most pressing needs in all three counties–including the expansion of affordable housing opportunities for families and seniors, the development of workforce and job training programs, and increase in access to affordable and quality health care. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced that she…

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Indian River Inlet Bridge, DE Memorial Bridge, in Top 100 most Iconic Bridges in America, Finds Survey

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Iconic bridges in America’s landscape connect destinations as well as offer breathtaking views—something that can transform any mundane commute into an inspiring journey. Gunther Volkswagen Fort Lauderdale posed a hypothetical question to 3,000 commuters nationwide: If you could select any one of America’s iconic bridges to be part of your daily commute, which one would you…

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Higher Expected Snowfall Amounts Shift Southward

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency has passed along information from the US National Weather Service in Philadelphia/Mount Holly, saying the expected heaviest snowfall amounts have shifted slightly southward. The greatest amounts are now expected near northern Delaware. Snowfall amounts were also increased by 1-2″ across southern Delaware. A Winter Storm Warning was added to Kent…

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Proposed ATF Rule Aims to Reduce Illegal Gun Trafficking

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Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown joined a multistate coalition of 21 Attorneys General including Delaware supporting a proposed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rule that would reduce illegal gun trafficking by ensuring that more gun sales are subject to background checks. Following the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the…

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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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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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