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DOVER — Legislation to ban untraceable and undetectable firearms is now before Gov. John Carney after it passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 125, approved by the Senate 13-8 after passing … more
DOVER — For cannabis advocates, Thursday had the potential to be a historic day. The House of Representatives was set to vote on a measure that would legalize marijuana for adults, seeking … more
MILLSBORO — It didn’t take long at all to tabulate results of the Town of Millsboro’s 2021 municipal election Saturday. A total of 39 votes were cast in the six-hour voting … more
DOVER — Retirement is supposed to be a chance for individuals to use their free time as they wish, relying on decades of savings, plus some government benefits, to support themselves without worrying about making ends meet. more
SEAFORD — COVID-19 has impacted people in various ways. For Steve Hammell, it has basically been a roller coaster ride. more
In summers to come, as Delawareans find themselves wandering through the state’s natural wonders, they could be walking upon grounds composed of an unusual substance: human remains. more
DOVER — A bill approved by the state Senate on party lines Thursday would tighten the standard around police use of force. Senate Bill 147 would create an objective use-of-force standard for … more
DOVER -- A bill to legalize recreational marijuana will not be voted on by the House of Representatives today after all. Though the measure had been slated for a vote today since last week, the … more
NEWARK — The Medical Society of Delaware has renewed its contract with the Division of Public Health to continue the Voluntary Initiative Program into fiscal year 2022. more
DOVER — Following a lawsuit over school funding and outdated property assessments, Tyler Technologies will complete a mandatory real-property reassessment for Kent County at the cost of more than $4 million. more
DOVER — A House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require electronic recordings of police interrogations. more
GEORGETOWN — With a continued aggressive approach, Sussex County has made noticeable strides in delinquent tax collections over the past decade. And the county’s finance director, Gina Jennings, has the numbers to prove it. more
DOVER — After a contentious debate that saw Republicans threaten to withhold critical votes from the capital bond bill later this year, the Senate approved legislation repealing the … more
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has enlisted the expertise of a nationally known firm to undertake its massive property reassessment — a task precipitated by litigation impacting all three Delaware counties. more
MILLSBORO — Via zoning change, the town is raising the roof in anticipation of health care facilities locating within its corporate limits. At its Monday meeting, Millsboro’s mayor and Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance specific to the highway commercial zoning district that will raise the height limit from a maximum of 35 feet (three stories) to a maximum of 60 feet (five stories) for a hospital, medical care facility, medical clinic, health care facility or surgical center. more
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would allocate funding specifically to help homeless college students. more
MILLSBORO — This year’s municipal election includes one contested race for Town Council on Saturday, though two of seven council terms are expiring. more
PRINCESS ANNE — Meals on Wheels and a housing counseling service offered by SHORE UP! Inc. will benefit from over $200,000 in unspent emergency rental assistance funds that continue to flow … more
CAMBRIDGE — A group of Dorchester Citizens have come together to establish a Ballot Issue Committee that was formally approved June 4 by the Maryland State Board of Elections. “The group … more
DOVER — Eleven legislative days, or less than four calendar weeks, remain for lawmakers to pass all the important bills before them, from marijuana legalization to minimum wage to gun control, … more
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