Disclosure: Non-Partisan Accountability Journalism
Five to 10 minutes. That’s the average time it takes for environmental first responders in Delaware to mobilize following a call.
Delaware’s preparedness for a hazardous-material emergency is “second to none,” according to Colin Faulkner. Kent County’s director of public safety said an event like the one in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 would be swiftly addressed.
WILMINGTON — For LeVar Johnson, it’s never been about proving the doubters wrong but proving himself right. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 4, a doctor told him he …
While most Americans with diabetes live with Type 1 or Type 2 versions, many are managing lesser-known variations.Of the more than 37 million Americans with the condition, at least 90% live with …
I learned that I was living with Type 2 diabetes at the end of 2017, and at that time, a diagnosis was all I got. I had just turned 40 and was feeling a bit rundown, so I thought I should go in …
DOVER — More than 1 in 10 Delawareans are living with diabetes.The overall number has been on the rise for two decades. And so have the costs. “Diabetes is gradually increasing in …
Simply put, more Black Delawareans are affected by diabetes than any other racial group.In 2021, 15% of non-Hispanic Black adults reported having the disease, compared to 11.4% of non-Hispanic White …
Millions of Americans living with diabetes use insulin to control blood sugar levels and manage their chronic condition. But as the price of the vital drug continues to rise, an increasing number …
SMYRNA — Dr. TaQuina Warren’s 14-year-old daughter, Zariah Warren, has Type 1 diabetes. Her husband, Jamar Warren, lives with Type 2. And, because their diagnoses came within three …
WILMINGTON — When Leigh Ann Tona grew tired of running a food truck, she sold it and bought a coffee shop. She has diabetes, and that only adds to the day-to-day grind. “It’s …
T.J. Hastings, 17, plays soccer at Appoquinimink High School and recently received regional All-American honors from the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association.Next year, he’ll be playing for the University of Virginia on a partial scholarship.
DOVER — With a sweet tooth for sweet tea, Patricia Blawn, who lives with Type 2 diabetes, admits she “cheats.” “I am addicted to sweet tea. I have one a day. When I say one …
GEORGETOWN — Bill West says it’s his toes that know. The retired Delaware state trooper, in his fifth term as Georgetown’s mayor, has been living with Type 2 diabetes — and …
Fears of fentanyl: From the Publisher

Here readers will find a package of stories about fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is now a major contributor to both fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Delaware. As our team …

DOVER — The bags of heroin came from Philadelphia. And it only took one to knock Holly Rybinski out. When she regained consciousness, she said she could tell something was different. She …
For the Delaware State Police, overdose response has become all too familiar. And, for those victims who do not survive, the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl is all too often a …
DOVER — After 11 years as a paramedic in Kent County, Kevin Cottle has realized that overdose victims come from all walks of life, with fentanyl often contributing to their …
When interacting with people who suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, sworn officers are now utilizing care managers, peers and/or crisis intervention services to divert …
In July 2022, Elmer Jefferson’s landlord told him he had until the end of August to leave his home, a community called Pine Haven. The manufactured home community and campground where Mr. Jefferson lives in his camper would soon be sold, the landlord said, and the incoming buyers wanted him — and all of his neighbors in campers — out.
A Delaware deputy attorney general has asked the owners of a Lincoln community to “voluntarily cease and desist” acting to remove residents — or face possible legal action — after a lawyer for the owners sent letters last week telling some residents they had just days to vacate or face potential police involvement.
The new owners of a community in Lincoln are threatening to remove residents from their homes to make way for seasonal campers — giving some less than three weeks to vacate.
In July, Elmer Jefferson’s landlord told him he had until the end of August to leave his home, a community called Pine Haven. The manufactured home community and campground where Mr. Jefferson lives in his camper would soon be sold, the landlord said, and the incoming buyers wanted him — and all of his neighbors in campers — out.
GEORGETOWN — Along with several residents, state Sen. Dave Wilson on Tuesday voiced environmental and health concerns about a manufactured home community, near Lincoln. During Sussex County …
H2O in the 302

The series “H2O in the 302” dived into issues surrounding water in the First State. With reporting from Craig Anderson, Logan B. Anderson, Joe Edelen, Mike Finney, Matt McDonald, Konner Metz, Kirit Minhas and, Glenn Rolfe the endeavor investigated and explained Delaware’s connection to water. From the economic impact of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the state’s rivers and streams and drinking water.

Saltwater, the offshore attraction that lures vacationers in waves to Delaware’s beaches to swim, surf, boat and fish, is under the microscope.

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