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Saint Anthony of Padua Church website

This Saturday funeral services will be held for Beau Biden who died over the weekend.

They will be held at the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington.

Meanwhile, a new charity will be established in his honor.

It will be called the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

Hallie Biden and the Delaware Community Foundation say this will continue the work that he passionately carried out as Delaware’s Attorney General.

WBOC reports that organizers say the new foundation will be out front in defending and protecting the innocent.

Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware legislature capital budget committee is wrapping up its series of hearings on state agency requests on funding for construction projects and upgrades.

The committee was to consider funding requests on Monday from several agencies, including the children's department and state economic development office.

Gov. Jack Markell has proposed a $347 million spending plan for construction and road projects for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed into law a measure that allows the use of derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating severe epilepsy.
 
The governor signed the bill Thursday at a Capitol ceremony featuring families with epileptic children who have suffered debilitating side effects from taking legal drugs.
 
It's the first effective medical marijuana legislation to win approval in Virginia, according to its House sponsor, Del. Dave Albo.
 

chesapeake multicultural resource center

Some estimates put the number of undocumented children coming across the US/Mexico border at 50,000  with more expected. Most are from Central America and are seeking refuge not only in the United States but also in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica. Matthew Peters is the director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center in Easton and spent around a decade in Guatemala. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with him about why they come. (The full interview will be aired on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. on July4th.)

Food Bank of Delaware

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Food Bank of Delaware is preparing for some of its highest demand as school lets out for the summer.

The number of meals reportedly quadruples, for the Food Bank, throughout the First State during the summer.

The charity has a summer food service program to help fill the loss of meals that children receive at school. It serves day care centers, churches, camps and other sites where children need food.

To qualify, at least half the children at a site must qualify for free or reduced price school lunches.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A new study says about a third of Virginia children are living in or near poverty.

The study says 13 percent of children lived in poverty in 2011, the most recent year of analysis. Another 18-and-a-half percent lived in near-poverty.

According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.

The study was conducted by University of Virginia researchers with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service's Demographic Research Group.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Doctors in Maryland and around the country are asking parents to keep their children off backyard trampolines.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in calling them too risky.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.