Delaware http://www.kunc.org en The System Supplying America's Chickens Pits Farmer Vs. Farmer http://www.kunc.org/post/system-supplying-americas-chickens-pits-farmer-vs-farmer After reading Christopher Leonard's <em>The</em> <em>Meat Racket</em>, a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/19/276981085/is-tyson-foods-chicken-empire-a-meat-racket">broadside</a> against the contract-farming system, I decided to take a closer look at it.<p>I drove to North Carolina and ended up in the kind of place that supplies practically all of our chickens: a metal-sided, 500-foot-long structure near the town of Fairmont.<p>In the dim light, I see 30,000 little chicks scuttling around on the floor. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:40:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 54173 at http://www.kunc.org The System Supplying America's Chickens Pits Farmer Vs. Farmer With Senate Approval, Delaware Poised To Allow Gay Marriage http://www.kunc.org/post/senate-approval-delaware-poised-allow-gay-marriage The Delaware Senate passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages. Gov. Jack Markell said he would sign the bill, which means that the state is poised to become the 11th in the country to allow gay marriages.<p>The vote comes less than a week after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/02/180647841/rhode-island-house-passes-same-sex-marriage-bill">Rhode Island Gov. Tue, 07 May 2013 21:29:00 +0000 43981 at http://www.kunc.org Developing: Shots Fired At Delaware Courthouse http://www.kunc.org/post/developing-shots-fired-delaware-courthouse <strong>Update at 12:10 p.m. ET. Gunman Opened Fire In Lobby:</strong><p>Many questions remain unanswered, but we're starting to get a clearer picture of what happened Monday around 8 a.m ET at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Del., when a gunman opened fire.<p><a href="http://www.wdde.org/38849-wilmington-courthouse-shooting" target="_blank">According to WDDE</a>, Delaware's NPR News station:<p>"The suspect in an early morning shooting at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington and two victims, both female civilians, have been pronounced dead. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:22:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40029 at http://www.kunc.org Moderate Republicans Lost In GOP's Official Platform http://www.kunc.org/post/moderate-republicans-lost-gops-official-platform Two moderate Republicans — former congressmen Mike Castle of Delaware and Tom Davis of Virginia — wonder whether that wing of their party can survive. In years past the party had a component referred to as "Rockefeller Republicans" — named after former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. The group tended to work well with middle of the road Democrats. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:57:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 32884 at http://www.kunc.org Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say http://www.kunc.org/post/three-year-olds-told-fight-delaware-day-care-workers-police-say It's tempting to make a "fight club" reference (and <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/21/daycare-workers-accused-running-toddler-fight-club/" target="_blank">some news outlets have</a>), but the outrageous nature of the allegations seems to call for a more straight-forward approach:<p>"An organized battle between two toddlers that police say was encouraged by three day care workers and videotaped has resulted in their arrest and the Dover center having its license suspended," <a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120821/NEWS/308210050/Police-Three-day-care-workers-arrested- Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32453 at http://www.kunc.org Three Year Olds Told To Fight By Delaware Day Care Workers, Police Say