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Draft bill would strike all references to gender in state law

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

A legislative council voted Wednesday to create a bill that would allow all references to gender to be removed from Delaware law. The Joint Legislative Council, a bipartisan committee, unanimously approved a draft bill that would remove terms like he, she, his, hers with a noun that does not express gender. For example, in Title 14, Section 170, a student …

TSD Review Jan 12

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 12, 2023

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Mt. Pleasant’s Matt Auerbach named Eagles fan of 2022 Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’ Polly Drummond waste site shut after 2nd suspicious fire Wilmington’s new police chief is 26-year department veteran Business DuPont trailblazer given state chamber’s highest award Read Aloud Delaware …

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Delaware to add school libraries into statewide catalog

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Delaware Library Consortium announced Tuesday that it will spend $1 million to add school libraries into the statewide catalog. The goal is to broaden the First State’s library catalog and provide more students an opportunity to conduct research or read for pleasure. “Over the years it seems like everything around literacy has been tweaked except school libraries, until now,” …

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Lawmakers work to ensure low-income, disabled get relief checks

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When Bridgeville resident Debra Dawson learned that Delaware lawmakers had announced a plan to give every Delawarean $300 in direct financial relief, she was elated.  Dawson, 61, relies entirely on Social Security Disability Insurance to live. She worked since she was 16 and paid into the system for decades. In 2012, a series of debilitating health events forced Dawson into …

Mental Health

Bills to add mental health help in schools sent to House floor

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Two bills moving to the House floor would put millions into mental health positions in Delaware’s middle school and high school.   The House Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to release two bills focused on putting additional mental health resources into Delaware schools. House Bills 300 and 301 serve as an extension of House Bill 100, legislation passed …

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State Democrat leaders condemn Brady for racist speech

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald L. Brady   House Democratic leaders condemned one of its own Tuesday after an email was uncovered in which he joked about human sex trafficking and referred to women of Asian descent as “chink broads.” Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Trolley Square, sent the message from his state email June 27 in response to a plea from an out-of-state advocate …