First for Friday, June 20, 2014

Heroin’s hold

A common perception about heroin addiction is that it is a poor, inner-city problem. Recently, a nationwide study found that the majority of heroin users are now suburban white men and women, whose average age is 23. In this week¹s First Look we explore Delaware’s heroin epidemic and what needs to be done to combat it.

302 stories

Collin O’Mara is stepping down as DNREC Secretary on June 30th. He plans to spend his final week on the job marking the passage of the Coastal Zone Act, which changed the way development is undertaken in Delaware. Our video partner 302 Stories created a documentary on the law. Here is a portion of their film.

The Tornoe Spin

Cartoonist Rob Tornoe takes aim at Delaware¹s I-495 bridge closure and shares a World Cup-inspired cartoon.

Financial literacy

Since the 2007 financial crisis, there’s been a growing interest in teaching students about personal finance, as well as how to deal with crushing student loan debt. In some Delaware classrooms, there’s a program designed to keep students on the right track by providing them with the keys to financial success.

Billion Mile Journey

The staff of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is marking their 50th anniversary with celebrations in Cape May next Saturday and in Lewes next Sunday. WHYY-TV recently documented the ferry¹s history in a production entitled ³Billion Mile Journey.² Here¹s a clip.

First Experience: Lead Graffiti

Using old-world techniques mixed with modern graphic design, one Newark company is using the printing press to create art. With posters, cards, books, stationary and everything in-between, “Lead Graffiti” is an eclectic mix of old and new worlds. It¹s our First Experience this week.

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