Carney hasn’t made any decisions after CDC’s mask flip-flop

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

  Delaware Gov. John Carney is studying this week’s Centers for Disease Control recommendation that  everyone wear masks indoors in areas where the Delta variant of COVID is spreading. But he has announced no changes or updates. In Delaware, the number of new COVID-19 infections has jumped to 72 new cases a day now from 20 a day in late …

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DSU’s Inspire scholarship helps daughter of firefighter killed in Canby Park blaze

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Ardavia Lee is one of the Inspire Scholarship recipients.     A bill on its way to Gov. John Carney will extend an scholarship program for qualified in-state students at Delaware State University by doubling what it now pays to cover tuition for a year. One of the scholars it will help is the daughter of a Wilmington firefighter killed …

The FEMA mass vaccination site in Dover opened Sunday.

State bearing down on 70% vaccination mark for Fourth of July

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware only needs to vaccinate 2.5% of the state’s eligible people to hit its goal.   As Delaware nears its Fourth of July goal of having at least 70% of those eligible have at least one vaccine shot, state officials on Tuesday unveiled guidance for colleges and universities and illustrated the danger that COVID-19 poses to adolescence.  During the state’s …

Republican bill would stop UD, DSU, DelTech requiring vaccines

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health, Schools

A bill filed by a Millsboro Republican would stop state agencies from requiring vaccines. File photo. A Republican representative has filed a bill that would prevent Delaware colleges and universities from insisting students be vaccinated to return to campus this fall. House Bill 209 filed by Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millboro, would forbid state or local governments including any entity receiving …

Ben Addi leaving cabinet for DSU; Eugene Young picked to replace him

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

Anas Ben Addi The director of the Delaware State Housing Authority is quitting Gov. John Carney’s cabinet to become the new chief financial officer at Delaware State University. Carney plans to nominate Eugene Young Jr., now president and CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, to replace him. Anas Ben Addi, the state’s high-ranking Muslim civil servant, has served as …