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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

Kenny elected to board of regional school accreditation group

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Chris L. Kenny   Delaware LIVE’s owner has been elected to serve on the board of one of the nation’s largest higher-education accreditation organizations. Chris L. Kenny, who also owns A Better Delaware, will serve for three years as a public member on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s board of commissioners. Middle States is a non-governmental organization tasked …

Delaware will spend $100 million opioid windfall on treatment, prevention

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s share of the opiod settlement will flow into the state over 17 years. Photo by Tanya Nova/Pexels   Most of the $100 million Delaware is getting in an opioid lawsuit settlement will be spent on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings talked Thursday in a press conference about how the state will deal with its …

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$80 million Clean Water Act sets up trust to direct cash into projects

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wetlands in Sussex County. Photo by Joann Kingsley/Delaware Community Lens   A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing wastewater and drinking water issues in Delaware’s underserved communities was signed into law by Gov. John Carney Thursday after six years in the making. House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, creates a framework and funding source which lawmakers say will …

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Bill to mandate police body cameras signed into law

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

    Nate McQueen, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety, leads applause for police officers during a ceremony that made police body cameras a state law.   Delaware has become the eighth state in the country to mandate the statewide use of body cameras by police officers. Gov. John Carney was joined by members of the House Black Caucus, …

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State Democrat leaders condemn Brady for racist speech

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald L. Brady   House Democratic leaders condemned one of its own Tuesday after an email was uncovered in which he joked about human sex trafficking and referred to women of Asian descent as “chink broads.” Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Trolley Square, sent the message from his state email June 27 in response to a plea from an out-of-state advocate …

Passenger abandons car as 5 teens steal it in Newark

Charles Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Car thieves jumped into a car that was left running in Newark last week, only to find a passenger in the back seat.   Five brazen teenagers successfully stole an idling car in Newark late Friday evening after discovering a passenger was still inside the vehicle, according to Newark Police.  The driver parked the car on Amstel Avenue near South …

State Fair opens Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware State Fair kicks back into gear this week. Photo by Suliman Sallehi/Pexels       It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair will return to the Harrington Fairgrounds this week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will be held between Thursday, July 22 and Saturday, …

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‘Walking the talk:’ Carney signs bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney shows off minimum wage raise law he signed Monday.   Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday which will incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-White Clay, and Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Greenville, passed along party lines in both the House and …