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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have charged a man with posting threats against Gov. Jack Markell on Facebook.

State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in a news release that a Middletown woman contacted them on Sunday. Troopers say the woman showed them a post on Facebook that threatened her and Markell.

Investigators say the woman named a man whom she knows as the person who allegedly made the post.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - School students from across Delaware are getting a jumpstart on next week's election.

Gov. Jack Markell, Secretary of State Jeff Bullock, and state Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove planned to join student delegates Friday in Dover for  the 2016 Student Mock Elections.

The mock election is conducted each election year by teachers in partnership with state agencies, the University of Delaware Democracy Project, and the League of Women Voters.

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There were over 350 people who gathered in Georgetown for the 3rd Annual Latino Summit.

The theme was aimed at developing young Hispanic leaders under the banner, ”Connecting through Civic Engagement.”

The summit was held at Del Tech by the Delaware Hispanic Commission put together by Governor Jack Markell.

Commission member Maria Matos said it was important for the community to speak with one.

The summit discussions ranged from health and education to networking opportunities.

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MILTON, Del. (AP) - State and federal officials are celebrating a restoration project at Delaware's Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell planned to join Gov. Jack Markell and Sen. Tom Carper on Friday to tout one of the largest federally funded restoration projects on the Atlantic Coast.

The $38 million project restored 4,000 acres of coastal marsh and rebuilt existing dunes and barrier beach to improve natural defenses against storms and sea-level rise.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are rolling up their sleeves to fight the flu, and encouraging you to do so as well.

Gov. Jack Markell is joining Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, and state Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay in urging Delawareans to get their flu shots.

Markell planned to get his yearly flu shot at a press conference Thursday at which officials also will tout the first drive-thru flu clinic in Kent County.


DOVER, Del. (AP) - The governor of Delaware is unveiling the state's new open data portal to give people raw statistics and other information about the Delaware.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Gov. Jack Markell is unveiling the data Wednesday evening. The information has been collected by state agencies and will include information such as traffic, state contracts, cancer mortality rates and even the most popular baby names in the state.

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Governor Jack Markell was pushing state-backed affordable house yesterday as he made a tour of some luxury apartments being built in Seaford.

These apartments with their waterfront view of the Nanticoke River stood in contrast to another apartment Markell visited that was a small second floor unit that smelled of urine.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the visit yesterday was part of the governor’s effort to show off the use of state and federal grants and loan guarantees for affordable housing.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is heading to Chile this week to meet with the country's president and other leaders.

Chile will be the governor's first foreign trade trip since he visited Germany a little more than a year ago. He's scheduled to arrive in Santiago on Friday and will be in Chile through Wednesday Oct. 5.

Markell's office says he will meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. He's also planning to meet with fruit exporters and shippers and visit Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins.


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's long list of official state things continues to grow.

Now, with legislation being signed Friday by Gov. Jack Markell, it is getting an official Tall Ship.

That would be the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of a vessel that sailed from Sweden in 1638, carrying the first permanent European settlers in the Delaware Valley to what is now Wilmington.

If you're wondering about others, they include the golden retriever, the blue hen chicken, the belemnite, Greenwich loam, the stonefly, and peach pie.

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Governor Jack Markell signed a measure yesterday that would allow students with epilepsy and certain muscle disorders to be given medical marijuana oil while on campus.

The drug must be administered by the school nurse as long as a parent or guardian is present.

WBOC reports that the expansion of “Rylie’s Law” will make her life easier and not force her to leave the school campus for 20 to 45 minutes to get the drug.

Her mother Janie Maedler told the television station that this was a big step for children like Rylie who needs the marijuana oil.