Pending House Bill 64 (HB 64) proposes graduated increases in the top personal income tax rate, starting with 7.1% at household income of $125,000 and topping out at a rate of 8.6% at an income of …
Automatic expungement is a terrible idea.   Employers and others have a responsibility and a right to know the background of potential hires. Let them decide what risks to accept. Applying …
Many cities and towns in Delaware require voters to be registered not just with the state but also with the municipality. This rule has been abolished by some cities and towns, but in many of the 57 …
Seaford will have its next municipal election April 17, barring any unforeseen developments. While Seaford advertises itself as “The Perfect Place to Start,” thoughtful …
America has many adversaries, who are most pleased to see the “new” American directives, recently imposed by the Biden administration, which will only benefit them.   China is …
We ask that the state timely provide relevant information on the progress administering COVID-19 vaccines. ...
Delaware has received its first 8,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and scheduled the first clinics of the one-dose vaccine for this weekend in Seaford and …
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America's memory of the 1991 Gulf War has faded, but we must remember the 697,000 U.S. veterans who drove the Iraqi army from Kuwait 30 years ago this month -- especially the one in four who lost their health to toxic exposures ...
In response to a commentary from Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, (“Early-release proposal sparks safety concern,” Feb. 19) regarding House Bill 37, I have the following …
It was foolish for House impeachment managers to not call witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., told the managers that senators wanted to get …
Only 11 cases of the flu have been recorded by the DPH during the 2020-21 season. At this time last season, there were 4,383 reported. The state is experiencing what countries in the Southern …
Paying taxes should ensure that basic needs, such as health care and education, job security, housing and racial justice, are not subject to corporate profit, but representative of the “common good” referenced in our Constitution. …
The reason that there is inequity in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is that there is not a solid plan. It is left up to the abilities of those who need the vaccine to try and find out how …
I want to let everyone know about how very hard Karen Crouse and her team at the Harrington Senior Center worked to make sure that its members got the vaccines.   Through her efforts, many …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
This is a response to Gerald Cohen’s letter (“Senator, what are you thinking?” Feb. 6).   Mr. Cohen opines that he finds it difficult to understand why a number of …
Perhaps because he passed within three years of leaving office, George Washington’s post-presidential activities are often ignored. However, it is clear that Washington’s final few years …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
The anniversary of the first positive coronavirus case announced in Delaware is 3/11. Could it be a day that we come together as a community and honor those we have lost and those who did so much to …
A timeline of sacrifice and survival
During February, champions of Black history are heralded in student essays, recitations and public presentations. Information resides abundantly online to whet appetites about this aspect of …
Main Street in Millsboro is in the midst of work that includes new waterlines, stormwater upgrades and sidewalks replaced with brick pavers. What sort of upgrade does the …
By Andrew WestDelaware State NewsDOVER — Brandy Burnham was adamant that she wanted her father’s obituary to include the cause of death.Her father, Andrus J. Aiken Sr., died from …
By Dr. Greg Williams and Ken Abraham   Whatever your political persuasion, every American should be appalled by the brazen efforts of conservatives to curb, restrict or block your right to …
A movement within the Indian River School District board of education and the community is saying enough is enough, that it’s time to move forward and get students back in classrooms full time. …