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Delaware lawmaker apologizes after offensive suicide remark

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark, said Tuesday night “gun worshipers” should “stick the barrel of your piece in your mouth.”  A casual observer may assume he was responding to a post about Tuesday’s mass shooting in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. In reality, Kowalko was talking about people who don’t want to wear masks despite the number of COVID-19 cases …

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Sen. Brian Pettyjohn to host webinar on broadband internet

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

A webinar focused on the expansion of broadband internet access will give Delawareans a chance to ask questions and learn more about the state’s investment in hardwired internet infrastructure.  On Tuesday, April 12, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, will host the webinar for interested members of the public.  Panelists will include representatives from the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, who …

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As COVID cases rise, Del. Dept. of Education hosts mask-free party

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware Department of Education (DDOE)/Facebook On the same day that the first four cases of the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant were confirmed in Delaware, staff from the state’s Department of Education hosted a mask-free party for outgoing education secretary Susan Bunting.  The department is now facing growing outrage after images of the event posted on its own Facebook account …