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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Attorney General Matt Denn is pointing out a path forward in Delaware's battle to control its opioid abuse epidemic.

Denn has scheduled a news conference Wednesday to release the results of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment needs assessment that was commissioned by the state Department of Justice.

Officials also will release the DOJ's eight-point plan for what the state needs to do over the next several months in addressing the opioid epidemic.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn says he will not run for re-election next year.

In a Facebook post Monday, Denn said that after 14 years in statewide office, he and his family deserve a change from the political grind and the time it requires of a candidate and office holder. He also said he hopes to find a position in the private sector in which he can spend more time advocating for children.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Delaware's attorney general has ruled that a local school board violated the Freedom of Information Act.

The News Journal reported on Monday that state Attorney General Matt Denn's office ruled the Milford School Board violated FOIA when it failed to include a vote for the 2017 tax rate on its original June 2016 meeting agenda.

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Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn has joined 29 other state attorney’s general calling on the Federal Communications Commission to stop unlawful robocalls.

The FCC is considering new rules that would allow providers the ability to block these computer generated calls.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the letter says many illegal robocalls hide their identity with illegitimate caller ID numbers to con the public.       

One such scheme claims to be from the IRS requesting payments.

Currently, the rule do not allow providers to block such calls.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. John Carney is joining other state officials in honoring Delaware law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Attorney General Matt Denn, state police superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen and Safety and Homeland Security Robert Coupe also were scheduled to attend Wednesday's annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Trooper's Memorial at state police headquarters in Dover.

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Delaware will be picking up $1.4 million from Volkswagen.

The money is the result of a settlement in which VW admitted that it used a device to get around emission standards.

The settlement is with the federal government and ten states which adopted California’s stringent vehicle emission standards.

WBOC reports that Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn said that the settlement continues to hold the car company accountable for its egregious breach of public trust.

The money will be used for “an environmentally beneficial purpose.”

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are proposing revisions to Delaware's insurance code to ensure that people struggling with opioid addiction get the treatment they need.

Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday also called for the creation of a new oversight committee to help identify and target medical providers who are over prescribing painkillers.

Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro and Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay expressed their support for the legislation, as did parents who have lost children to drug overdoses.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's attorney general, who has criticized an effort by a committee established by lawmakers to overhaul the state's criminal code, is proposing a more narrowly tailored approach focusing on drug laws.

Attorney General Matt Denn on Thursday unveiled legislation aimed at making Delaware's drug laws less complicated and more fair while increasing penalties for repeat convictions for drug dealing.

Denn said the revision will result in a more straightforward, coherent criminal drug code to ensure fair and proportional sentences.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about how the U.S. is implementing President Donald Trump's order restricting refugees and immigration in the state.

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Last night many gathered at the Islamic Center of Delaware denouncing the president’s suspension of the refugee program and the travel ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Along with pastors, rabbis and imams Governor John Carney and Senator Chris Coons spoke out against the executive orders signed by President Trump.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn is looking into legal action to fight the order.

The paper reports that he called it “A betrayal of basic American values.”

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