Delaware Gov. John Carney unveiled in early November the state’s most comprehensive plan yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change. One of its top …
Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is needed due to staff …
Here is the Question of the Day: Due to the surge in COVID 19 cases, the Delaware teacher’s union has called for school districts to assess their operational capacity for safe …
We’ve all seen it — after a winter storm moves through the area, we clear off our car to head to work, school or the grocery store to find ourselves behind that driver who has a big pile …
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County applauds the Delaware Department of Justice for filing a lawsuit against the city of Seaford over its fetal-remains disposal ordinance, which was scheduled …
The Delaware General Assembly has returned, with the House and Senate meeting in person on Thursdays and committees meeting virtually in January. What would you like legislators to consider this …
Here is the Question of the Day: Delaware City’s Division of Motor Vehicles is also a COVID-19 testing site for the next few weeks as DPH and DEMA aim to …
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Recently I had the opportunity to work as a unit secretary on one of Beebe Healthcare’s inpatient floors. I was busy — answering phone calls and responding to patients pushing their nurse …
Major League Baseball’s player lockout had no sooner begun than commissioner Rob Manfred sent a letter to fans attempting to assuage ire about the possibility of another partial season — …
The Sussex County Council is focusing on homebuilding, thereby missing the bigger picture of our future. The biggest issue of our time is global warming and its potential destruction of most of …
Senate Bill 172, a proposal that would allow a person who is at least 21 years old and not prohibited by state or federal law to carry a firearm without a permit, fell short in the Delaware Senate …
Here is the Question of the Day: A bill that would amend the Delaware code relating to end-of-life options for a terminally ill person cleared the Health and …
Thank you to the residents that have talked with me by phone or in person regarding the House Bill 75 absentee-voting bill. We have had great discussions about the future of voting in Delaware, and I …
The letter published in the Delaware State News on Jan. 13, with the title “Biden administration’s goals are unrealistic,” contained a list of evaluations and judgments about the …
“Delaware lawmakers will convene on Jan. 11 to continue debate on urgent legislation for mentally capable, terminally ill adults that would give them the option of medical aid in dying to …
Here is the Question of the Day: The federal government is providing four free at-home COVID-19 tests at www.covidtests.gov as part of the administration's effort to …
From the earliest days of the pandemic, COVID-19 has wrought a far higher toll in communities of color than in the general population — thrusting the long-standing issue of health disparities in the U.S. into the attention of public health officials and the general public.
Sporting events have been seen as virtually sacred by many. The roar of the crowd, the level of athleticism only few can achieve being expressed, the journeys taken by athletes and their teams, the fervid fan loyalty, and the countless traditions practiced add up to a unique sector of society.
The best science — and daily news — inform us that our climate is changing at an unprecedented and alarming rate, with profound impacts on health and safety. We are all aware that …
John Adams once said: “Public Virtue cannot exist in a Nation without private (virtue).” I hope he had it wrong. Right now, our Framers are sitting before the “final judgment …
A bill that would remove a sunset provision to a policy allowing restaurants, brewpubs, taverns, taprooms and other entities with valid on-premise licenses to sell to-go alcoholic beverages has moved …
Here is the Question of the Day: Wilmington residents who were displaced in September when flooding from Hurricane Ida destroyed their homes gathered last …
As the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly gets under way, a coalition of environmentally minded lawmakers is expected to propose legislation that would protect 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030 — in keeping with a nationwide movement known as “30 by 30.” As our representatives consider this bill, they should be aware that one of our state’s fastest-growing constituencies stands strongly in favor of nature conservation and climate action: Latinos.
Why have so many people become fans of Wordle? Social psychologist Matt Baldwin has some answers.