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After going a week without a Covid-related death, Delaware records three fatalities

According to the  Delaware Division of Public Health Sunday report, the state recorded three new deaths from Covid-19 complications over the weekend. Two of the deaths came from a review of record and another was...
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$30 million available from state for coronavirus expenses borne by health care providers

A second round of funding through the Health Care Relief Fund to support Delaware health care providers through the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic The more than $30 million fund will support providers in many...
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Delaware gas price drops by a penny a gallon

Delaware's gas price dropped by a penny in the past week. In its latest weekly report, new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA)  found growth in gasoline demand and total domestic gasoline stocks. The increase...
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Covid update: 1.1% positive test rate as hospitalizations fall below 30

Covid-19 hospitalizations fell below 30  as Delaware crept closer to the 70 percent mark in vaccinations. As of Thursday, 68.6% of Delawareans had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.   The Thursday report...
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Delaware’s jobless rate drops to 5.9%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 5.9%, down from 6.4% in April. The Delaware Department of Labor reported 28,600 unemployed Delawareans in May 2021 compared to 63,000 in May 2020. The nation's unemployment rate...
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Travel: Amtrak rail pass; American invests in electric plane start-up; Southwest adds Syracuse flights;...

Amtrak is offering a  nationwide rail pass for a limited time. The  USA Rail Pass is for sale for  $299 and is valid for up to 10 segments over 30 days of travel.  The pass is...
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Delaware ranks 50th in decline in jobless claims since the onset of the Covid...

Delaware placed  50th in the decline in unemployment claims. The ranking came from the Wallet Hub financial advice website. Only Rhode Island ranked lower. Critics have pointed to restrictions in Delaware's State of Emergency declaration as...
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Wilmington man faces arson charges in Lighthouse and Rehoboth area blazes

A Wilmington man has been charged with setting fires in Sussex County, including a blaze that burned down a landmark restaurant and replica lighthouse in Dewey Beach. A criminal investigation into these separate fires by...
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NRG plans to close Indian River coal-fired power plant next year

 Delaware's last coal-fired power plant is slated to shut down next year. PowerMag reported that owner NRG would close three power plants, two in Illinois and the Indian River coal-fired unit near Millsboro, in mid-2022. The...
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Juneteenth and a nation’s painful moments

Good afternoon, This week on Capitol Hill,  the Senate voted unanimously, and all but 14 members of the House voted to make Juneteenth a national holiday. The speed of the actions were remarkable when one considers...