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Bethany Hall-Long Launches Her Campaign for Delaware Governor

WILMINGTON, DE - Yesterday in Wilmington alongside grassroots supporters and Delawareans, Bethany Hall-Long announced her candidacy for Governor of Delaware. Throughout her career, Bethany has been a champion for working families in the state and a national leader on improving access to health care. She previously served in the State House and State Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016. She has worked as a nurse her entire career, […]

today09/13/2023 10


Test results show Delaware students are continuing to struggle after post-COVID return to classrooms

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The latest statewide test results show that Delaware public school students continue to have trouble making the grade. Test results for the 2022-2023 school year show that only 40% of students in grades 3-8 scored proficiently in English language arts. That is a decline of 2 percentage points from last year. Only 32% of students in grades 3-8 scored proficiently in math, but that represents an […]

today08/09/2023 9


Delaware: What to expect on election night

Voters in President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware did most of their civic duty during the September primary. That tends to be where the competition in this true blue state happens. And it was no run-of-the-mill primary. Newcomer Lydia York knocked off incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness in the most conspicuous race. McGuiness was awaiting sentencing on misdemeanor corruption charges at the time as Delaware's first statewide elected official to […]

today11/04/2022 26


Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching a partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's climate change plan. Biden administration officials will meet with governors and labor leaders Thursday to announce commitments to expand important parts of the offshore industry. Those parts include manufacturing facilities, ports and workforce training and development. The Democratic president has a […]

today06/23/2022 5


Delaware poultry plant workers vote to oust Teamsters union

SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — Poultry producer Mountaire Farms says employees at southern Delaware processing plant have voted overwhelmingly to decertify their representation by the Teamsters union. The company said workers at the Selbyville plant who are members of the Teamsters Local 355 voted 140-29 on Thursday to remove the union. The vote comes three months after employees who were part of the United Food Commercial Workers union at the Selbyville […]

today03/18/2022 5


Maryland, Delaware residents keep digging out weekend snow

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Residents on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in southern Delaware continued to dig out this weekend from roughly a foot of snow that fell as a nor'easter moved up the East Coast. Snow emergency plans remained in effect for roads in five eastern Maryland counties late Sunday. Ocean City announced its roads were cleared and passable by Sunday morning. In Delaware, some school districts in Sussex County […]

today01/31/2022 5


Winter storm to bring blizzard conditions to US East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — The Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States are preparing for a powerful winter storm that's expected to produce blizzard conditions. Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast to begin in parts of the Carolinas and Appalachia on Friday evening. The National Weather Service says the system will intensify as a nor'easter off the East Coast and bring similar conditions farther north on Saturday. The weather […]

today01/28/2022 21


Sussex County receives draft County Council redistricting map, seeks more public input

Georgetown, Del., Dec. 14, 2021: All five of Sussex County Council’s districts would change, with some growing and others contracting, as officials and the public get their first look at a new map that could reshape the local political landscape in the decade ahead. County Attorney J. Everett Moore Jr. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, presented to County Council a draft map – influenced by public suggestions solicited earlier this […]

today12/15/2021 7


DE Gov. Carney: Teachers must get vaccinated, get weekly testing

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that all teachers and school staff in Delaware will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Carney announced the new requirement today. It will be formally issued by emergency regulation and takes effect Nov. 1. The requirement also applies to contractors and volunteers who work in K-12 public and private schools. Carney says the top priority […]

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