A new bill aims to legalize the sale of raw milk in Delaware. (Photo by Utah Natural Meat)

Got (raw) milk? Senators, farmers push to legalize sale

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

While the sale of raw milk in America is either illegal, restricted to on-farm purchases, or other limitations, a handful of states have it completely legal for retail sale, and a new bill could add Delaware to that group.  Some concerns of possible diseases and health defects might put that in jeopardy, although a couple legislators swore by the unpasteurized …

Delaware will have a normal annual cicada season in 2024. (Getty Images)

Here’s the buzz: No big Cicada deal for Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

While parts of the country will be swarmed with the convergence of two periodical cicada broods, it’s a regularly scheduled appearance for the insect in Delaware. “The double brood this year involves 13-year cicadas and 17-year cicadas,” said Chris Wade, the pesticide section administrator at the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The closest brood to Delaware will be in South Maryland …

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State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A 2024 state budget that’s 10% higher than 2023’s led eight Republicans to vote against it Thursday in the House of Representatives, but that didn’t stop it from passing. House Bill 195, sponsored by Rep. William Carson, D-Smyrna, delineated how the $5.6 billion budget will be spent over the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. Carson is the vice …

trail camera deer picture, Radovan Zierik

DNREC, Ag Dept. ban use of trail cameras at state parks

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Trail cameras for recreational use are no longer allowed in state wildlife areas, state parks or state forests, largely because of their proliferation. The new rule was announced Thursday by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The ban is effective immediately and doesn’t apply to private property. Prime Hook and Bombay …

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Rabid skunk caught in Newark; 2 being treated for exposure

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

The state Public Health department is warning people in a certain section of Newark about a rabid skunk. Photo by Bryan Padron/Unsplash   Two people whose dog found and killed a rabid skunk in their backyard are being treated for possible exposure to rabies. The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising people who live or spend time in the …