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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: A Community Call to Action – Buying Back Dangerous Weapons

Date Posted: Friday, December 16th, 2011
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News

Earlier this year, I signed into law public safety legislation, including a program that allows the state to buy back dangerous guns. This week, we are putting that law into practice for the first time with a gun buyback program in the city of Wilmington.




New Delaware Senior Legal Hotline Will Help Older Delawareans Get Free Advice and Ensure Their Rights

Date Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Advice will be provided by either a Delaware Volunteer Legal Services staff attorney or volunteer attorneys. If the issue requires more than advice, the caller will be screened for free legal services and, if eligible, will be referred to Community Legal Aid Society (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) or the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD). There are no income requirements for the hotline.




State and City Officials, Clergy and Law Enforcement Join Together to Announce Gun Buy Back

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Today Gov. Jack Markell joined with Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker, State and City officials, law enforcement and Wilmington clergy to announce a “Gun Buy Back” program that will allow citizens to turn in unwanted weapons in exchange for bank gift cards.




DNREC, Clean Air Council and DuPont Announce Air Quality Investments in New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2011
Categories:  DNREC Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Neighbors of Trinity Distribution Services in New Castle are benefitting from an environmentally-friendly project that improves air quality and the quality of life for residents in neighborhoods adjacent to the facility. Twenty diesel generators used to power refrigerated storage containers at the company’s Roger Road site have been replaced with electrified outlets, significantly reducing air pollutants, diesel fumes and noise in the community.




Governor Markell & Delaware Tourism Office Launch History Trail in Celebration of Delaware Day

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware Tourism Office launched the Delaware History Trail, comprised of 36 sites located throughout the state, to showcase the First State’s abundance of historical sites and to educate visitors and residents about Delaware’s place in American history. Visitors can now follow a trail of exploration to discover and experience Delaware’s rich heritage.




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