Delaware daily roundup: gets $50k grant; Firefighting drones; Early and absentee voting updates

Plus, ChristianaCare doctors have successfully voted to unionize.


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We’re once again bringing our work to the journalism nonprofit’s Every Voice, Every Vote project, which launched to advance civic engagement leading up to Philadelphia’s 2023 mayoral election.

This new round of Lenfest funding, which totals $2.85 million, is going to and 70 other organizations.

➡️ Read Danya’s report here.

Autonomous firefighting drones are coming

News out of Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is working on developing technology to help combat deadly wildfires.

The institute is working on building an autonomous drone that can fly low enough to relay timely terrain and fire information to minimize firefighter risks, according to doctoral student Andrew Jong, lead researcher on the project.

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News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Delaware Supreme Court has restored early and absentee voting. [Spotlight Delaware]

• ChristianaCare doctors have successfully voted to unionize. [Delaware Business Times]

• The General Assembly has passed the Offshore Wind Procurement Act, expanding Delaware’s blue tech economy. [Delaware Legislature]

• Bank of America announced its 2024 Delaware Student Leaders, featuring students from all around the state. [Bank of America]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Tuesday, July 16 —  Networking mixer at Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

• Thursday, July 19 — Young Professionals Night at Wilmo Ax (Constitution Yards) [Details here]

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