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  Archives:  August 2015

Ideas for Next Phase of Fight Against Opiate, Heroin Abuse Outlined

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

More checks of prescription database, reviews of deaths, medical treatment of addiction and expanded police use of overdose drug proposed. Building on Delaware’s efforts in recent years to combat prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, a plan released Thursday recommends that regulations governing prescription dispensing become more stringent, that deaths from opiates and heroin be reviewed […]




Update on Delaware Forest Service wildfire crew in California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

A team of 20 wildland firefighters under the direction of the Delaware Forest Service is working with 1,165 personnel currently battling the Fork Complex, a group of lightning-caused fires near Hayfork, California that totals 11,862 acres but is only 7 percent contained. Kyle Hoyd, the Delaware Forest Service’s assistant forestry administrator, summarized the crew’s effort: “We did a burnout with two engine teams on the Peak Fire off of a dozer line and put hand line around several structures in the same area.” Earlier in the week, Hoyd reported that “everyone is doing well” but the “fire is in steep terrain with multiple hazards.”




Painter Steve Rogers to show work in the Mezzanine Gallery in August

Delaware Division of the Arts | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Waters Around Us presents a selection of carefully detailed, realist images of maritime subjects and views of Delaware coastal areas.




Wilmington School Redistricting Moves Forward under New Laws

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Emphasizing the opportunity to solve a decades-long problem that has limited educational opportunities for children in the City of Wilmington, Governor Markell signed two bills that pave the way for redrawing school district boundaries to reduce the number of districts in the City and help families better participate in their children’s schools.




Governor Markell Praises Obama Climate Change Announcement

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

Governor Jack Markell today endorsed President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants by more than 30 percent by 2030, the most aggressive action taken by the nation to date in its efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change with the co-benefit of improving the country’s air quality and Delaware’s in particular. The state will also benefit from the cleaning up of pollutants generated by other states that often intrude into Delaware’s environment.






  Archives:  August 2015

Ideas for Next Phase of Fight Against Opiate, Heroin Abuse Outlined

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

More checks of prescription database, reviews of deaths, medical treatment of addiction and expanded police use of overdose drug proposed. Building on Delaware’s efforts in recent years to combat prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, a plan released Thursday recommends that regulations governing prescription dispensing become more stringent, that deaths from opiates and heroin be reviewed […]




Update on Delaware Forest Service wildfire crew in California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015

A team of 20 wildland firefighters under the direction of the Delaware Forest Service is working with 1,165 personnel currently battling the Fork Complex, a group of lightning-caused fires near Hayfork, California that totals 11,862 acres but is only 7 percent contained. Kyle Hoyd, the Delaware Forest Service’s assistant forestry administrator, summarized the crew’s effort: “We did a burnout with two engine teams on the Peak Fire off of a dozer line and put hand line around several structures in the same area.” Earlier in the week, Hoyd reported that “everyone is doing well” but the “fire is in steep terrain with multiple hazards.”




Painter Steve Rogers to show work in the Mezzanine Gallery in August

Delaware Division of the Arts | New Castle County | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Waters Around Us presents a selection of carefully detailed, realist images of maritime subjects and views of Delaware coastal areas.




Wilmington School Redistricting Moves Forward under New Laws

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Emphasizing the opportunity to solve a decades-long problem that has limited educational opportunities for children in the City of Wilmington, Governor Markell signed two bills that pave the way for redrawing school district boundaries to reduce the number of districts in the City and help families better participate in their children’s schools.




Governor Markell Praises Obama Climate Change Announcement

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

Governor Jack Markell today endorsed President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants by more than 30 percent by 2030, the most aggressive action taken by the nation to date in its efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change with the co-benefit of improving the country’s air quality and Delaware’s in particular. The state will also benefit from the cleaning up of pollutants generated by other states that often intrude into Delaware’s environment.