First for July 8, 2016

First Look
There’s a new law that supposed to bring a common sense approach to handling bullying in the state – especially in schools. Senate bill 207 was written to improve the state’s response to bullying incidents and help parents to better deal with bullying, rather than getting the Attorney General or police involved. In this week’s First Look we’ll learn a little more about the bill plus introduce you to a local mother and her 13-year-old daughter who came face to face with bullies.

Delaware Legislature
Around 5 a.m. on July 1st, the 148th meeting of Delaware’s General Assembly finally came to a close. Lawmakers won’t meet again until next year, but they’ve left plenty to discuss as they head out of town. Here to help us break it all down is reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent.

First Person: Sen. Karen Peterson
As we continue to digest the action at the end of this year’s general assembly session, our First Person interview this week is Senator Karen Peterson.

Stand by Me
Stand by Me, a financial organization created by Governor Jack Markell, recently celebrated its 5th year of helping Delaware residents with their finances. 76 percent of Americans reportedly live paycheck to paycheck. This financial epidemic is growing by leaps and bounds and in Delaware work is underway to fix it.

The Best of Delaware
Time for a mid-summer break with the Best of Delaware. It’s always one of our favorites here on First. Mark Nardone is editor of Delaware Today Magazine. He has the pleasure of providing the details.

First Experience: Michael Krausz
Michael Krausz describes himself as a three legged stool with music, philosophy and art fueling his creative work. First Experience visited Michael’s Lewes Delaware studio to get a look at his work and see how those three parts of his life come together as one.

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