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Live-streamed governor, House debates Tuesday, Wednesday

  Debates among candidates for Delaware’s governor and the U.S. House of Representatives are planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and will be live-streamed on Delaware Live, Town Square Delaware and Milford Live. Voters can submit questions in advance...

Ruling: No more time to count mailed ballots

A Chancery Court judge today denied an appeal to extend the deadline for counting mail-in ballots. Concerns regarding postal delays and votes going uncounted were not frivolous,  Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock ruled, but the threat of disenfranchisement was too speculative...

8 seek governor’s seat; GOP endorses Seaford lawyer Julianne E. Murray

With the presidential primary and school board elections behind us, attention is turning to state races. Eight candidates are vying for governor, including Gov. John Carney, who is running for re-election but has opposition in his own party. Six of the...

City of Wilmington removes Christopher Columbus statue, plans same for Caesar Rodney

As social unrest over the death of George Floyd continues in cities across the country, people have formed citizen groups calling for the removal of monuments and statues honoring Confederate figures, slave owners and Christopher Columbus. This morning, the City...

Legislators introduce new policing, social justice reforms

Members of the Delaware General Assembly introduced sweeping criminal justice and police reform measures today on the steps of Legislative Hall in Dover. The Delaware Legislative Black Caucus were joined by Attorney General Kathy Jennings and other officials in unveiling several measures they...

Beau Biden Scholarship winners named – seniors get financial awards for college

More than $25,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to six graduating high school seniors in honor of Beau Biden, Delaware's former Attorney General. The Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship was established by the I Could Do Great Things Foundation, founded in...

Republicans slam Carney, demand faster state reopening

Republican members of the Delaware House and Senate joined in a scathing letter to Governor John Carney today, saying results of the state's shutdown had been "disastrous" and calling for a more aggressive lifting of pandemic-related restrictions imposed on...

Rep. Blunt Rochester one of four to lead Biden VP search

The presumed Democratic Party nominee for president will have a Delawarean guiding his search for a vice presidential ticket mate. Former vice president Joe Biden announced that US Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester would be one of four Democrats on a...

A Delawarean will be a Nominee for President of the United States

It is a telling reflection of our curious times that when a citizen of this tiny state has just effectively secured his party's nomination to be president of the United States, it strangely doesn't feel like big local news. That...

Senator Coons on the Coronavirus Crisis, $2 Trillion Stimulus: “We Have Overcome Far Greater Things”

Working on less than five hours of sleep, US Senator Chris Coons doesn’t seem to be running low on energy after an “insane week” that saw manic stock market whipsawing and passage of an emergency $2 trillion stimulus package. On...
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Delaware Parks and Recreation is up for a national award

If Delaware beats other finalists, it would be second state system to win award twice since it began in 1965.

Carney: All unemployment payments are temporary; look for a job

He said those on unemployment are required to look for a job and the state will look at that

At St. Edmond’s, the show must go on(line)

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