Gun laws

Carney admin hit with another lawsuit over new gun bans

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s top Second Amendment advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging new legislation that forbids 18, 19 and 20-year-olds from purchasing and owning most firearms.  The law is one of several passed by the General Assembly at the end of the last legislative session — and one of many being challenged in courts due to questions surrounding their constitutionality.  Other …

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Carney vetoes medical marijuana gun bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Gov. John Carney on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana patients to possess firearms without fear of prosecution by the state. It’s illegal under federal law for medical marijuana patients to purchase or own firearms. That wouldn’t have changed under House Bill 276, but patients who are not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms would have …

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Carney appoints placeholder to auditor’s office

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Gov. John Carney will appoint former state Auditor Dennis Greenhouse to serve the remainder of Kathy McGuiness’s term. McGuiness resigned Wednesday after being sentenced on two public corruption charges. “We’re grateful that Dennis is willing to serve the state of Delaware as the auditor of accounts, an office that he previously held,” Carney said in a news release. “As auditor, …

All three districts have voted to create and join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.

3 for 3: Red Clay says yes to Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Red Clay Consolidated School District voted unanimously Wednesday night to create and join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. That makes them the third and final district to commit. Christina and Brandywine school boards already had agreed to sign the memorandum of understanding to create the agency.  Red Clay Board Member Adriana Bohm for weeks has called for the version of the …

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McGuiness saves Carney the trouble, resigns immediately

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has resigned. Gov. John Carney will name a replacement to serve the remainder of her term, which ends in January 2023. The surprise announcement comes after McGuiness’s attorney, Steve Wood, told the court during McGuiness’s sentencing hearing that she submitted a letter of resignation to Carney indicating she planned to step down Nov. 4. RELATED: …

Kathy McGuiness sentenced to probation

No jail time for ‘deeply remorseful’ McGuiness

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware state Auditor Kathy McGuiness will not see the inside of a jail cell after being sentenced on two misdemeanor public corruption charges Wednesday. Prosecutors asked the judge to impose a 30-day prison sentence. Instead, she’ll face one year of probation, a $10,000 fine, and 500 hours of community service. McGuiness plans to appeal her convictions to the Delaware Supreme …

Brandywine School District becomes the second district to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.

Brandywine says yes to Wilmington Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Brandywine School District followed the leader and voted unanimously Monday night to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The vote follows the Christina School District’s unanimous vote last week.  Next up, and last to vote, will be the Red Clay Consolidated School District when it meets Wednesday, Oct. 9,  at 7 p.m. That meeting can be livestreamed here. The Brandywine …

The fifth and final version of Wilmington Learning Collaborative's agreement between its members will have its first signature, as Christina School District approved the agreement Monday.

Here’s what changed in Learning Collab’s final agreement

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Changes in the final version of the agreement to create the Wilmington Learning Collaborative include giving schools hiring power, tasking site-based councils with curricula recommendations, and outlining requirements for individual membership. Those changes were designed to address concerns that board members of the participating districts – Christina, Red Clay and Brandywine – discussed over the past five months, delaying the …

Milford’s Ashley Lockwood has been named Delaware's 2023 teacher of year.

Milford’s Ashley Lockwood named 2023 teacher of year

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Ashley Lockwood, a fifth-grade teacher at Lulu Ross Elementary in Milford School District, has been named the 2023 Delaware Teacher of the Year.   “Teaching children has been one of the greatest blessings and gifts that God has ever given me, and for that, I will be forever grateful,” Lockwood said during the award ceremony Tuesday night. “Thank you to my …

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Delaware retailers must accept cash under new law

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Most Delaware retailers are now required to accept cash payments thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Carney Friday. House Bill 299, sponsored by Rep. Franklin Cooke, D-New Castle, prohibits sellers of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payments except in limited circumstances.  The law covers sales made at retail stores through in-person transactions. It …