Democrats and Republicans plan to attack voting changes differently

Same-day voter registration bill heads to Carney

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines for a same-day voter registration bill. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 25, sponsored by Rep. Sherry Dorsey-Walker, D-Wilmington, will allow residents to register at the polls on election day and immediately vote. The bill already passed the House and now goes to Gov. John Carney for his signature. When he …

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Prosecutors continue calling witnesses in McGuiness trial

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Prosecutors continued to call witnesses Wednesday on day two of testimony in the trial of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness. The jury entered the courtroom more than an hour behind schedule because of technological difficulties. RELATED: Trial of Auditor Kathy McGuiness begins in Dover McGuiness sat quietly at the defense table while employees from the Department of Technology and Information detailed …

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State drops McGuiness case to reindict in Kent County

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Justice will not pursue its prosecution of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness in New Castle County, according to a spokesman for the court.  “The State has entered a Nolle Prosequi without prejudice and has indicated it will submit the case involving Kathleen McGuiness to the Kent County Grand Jury on Monday, June 6, 2022,” said Sean O’Sullivan, …

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McGuiness trial up in air as prosecutors ponder venue change

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The trial against Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness got off to a rocky start Tuesday after her defense team argued the case should be heard in Kent County rather than New Castle County. Rule 18 of the Superior Court says that in most cases, a prosecution shall be held in the county in which the offense or offenses are alleged …

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Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …

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Kent considering $5M in grants for businesses hurt by pandemic

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Kent County Levy Court Kent County is eyeing a $5 million grant program for small businesses and hospitality companies affected by the pandemic.  The program would include $3 million in grants for businesses with less than 100 employees to pay for employee wages and other business expenses.  Companies would have to demonstrate some negative financial impact resulting from the pandemic …

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Kent County man first Delawarean with West Nile infection since 2018

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  For the first time since 2018, West Nile virus has been found a Delaware human.   A 69-year-old Kent County man has become the first Delawarean to be infected with the West Nile virus since 2018. The virus is transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. The state is investigating the case to see if there is a travel history …