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In 2015 the state of Maryland developed a plan to curb phospherous pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. But, the phase in of the program may be delayed. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Timothy Wheeler,  associate editor and senior writer for the Bay Journal, who took look at the potential delay next year.


The lineup for next year’s Firefly event is out.

It will feature headliners Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott and Post Malone.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the event at The Woodlands in Dover will also see major performers ranging from Vampire Weekend and ZEDD to Death Cab and Alison Wonderland.

The event will be a day shorter beginning on Friday and wrapping up on Sunday.

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There’s a jury trial coming in the life of Delaware State Treasurer-elect Colleen Davis.

She is fighting two misdemeanors and three traffic citations from her arrest in November.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Davis has pleaded not guilty and has requested a jury trial.

The paper said that could be a first step toward a plea agreement that would avoid jail time.

The News Journal says she did not respond to a request for comment.

The charges stem from driving with a suspended license.

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The minimum wage in the Christiana Care Health System is going up to $15 an hour.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this will effect around 500 employees.

Most of them do clerical, technical or service work.

Christiana Care President and CEO Janice Nevin called the move “the right thing to do for the health of our community.”

She noted that there is a strong correlation between financial health and physical health.

The move comes after Amazon said it was raising its minimum wage to $15 which is above the federal state minimum wages.

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(AP) Jurors have told a judge they need more time to come up with a sentencing recommendation for a man who killed a woman and injured dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year.

The jury that convicted James Alex Fields Jr. of first-degree murder and other charges deliberated on his sentence for just under two hours Monday. Jurors then told Judge Richard Moore they would like to go home for the day and resume deliberations Tuesday morning.

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Lawmakers unveiled the much-anticipated farm bill compromise Monday night, ending the months-long impasse over whether a critical piece of legislation that provides subsidies to farmers and helps needy Americans buy groceries could pass before the lame-duck session concludes at the end of the year.

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In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020.

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