Candidates for 34th District square off over COVID, voting, climate change and more

DOVER — Delaware should reopen now and not require people to wear a mask in public, trusting most will act cautiously and wisely, Rep. Lyndon Yearick said Wednesday. Participating in a virtual debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kent County and several other organizations, the two candidates for the 34th Representative District […]

Unemployment rate keeps dropping but remains more than double the level from one year ago

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate dropped for the fourth straight month but still far exceeds the unemployment level from one year ago. As of last month, 8.2% of Delawareans in the labor force were out of work. That’s down from 15.9% in May but more than twice the September 2019 rate of 3.9%, according to […]

Blunt Rochester and Murphy go head-to-head in virtual debate

Republican House nominee Lee Murphy aligned himself with President Donald Trump and the GOP orthodoxy on a range of issues Wednesday night, standing diametrically opposed to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. The two candidates squared off virtually for an hour in the University of Delaware’s biennial election debate, fielding questions from a moderator about key issues […]

Gubernatorial and congressional candidates to face off today and Wednesday

Candidates for governor and the U.S. House of Representatives will square off in the latest edition of the University of Delaware’s biennial debates. Hosted by the Center for Political Communication and Delaware Public Media, the debates will take place virtually this year. Today, Democratic Gov. John Carney and Republican challenger Julianne Murray will take questions […]

GOP senator criticizes chairman of revenue panel for campaign donations

DOVER — The Delaware Senate minority leader is calling on the head of the panel that sets the state’s revenue forecasts to resign over campaign contributions. Mike Houghton, who has chaired the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council since 2017, has given tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and campaigns over the years. […]

UPDATED: 911 issues in Kent and Sussex fixed for AT&T users

Issues AT&T users had been having when dialing or texting 911 in Kent and Sussex counties have been fixed. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security said around 2:15 p.m. issues reported earlier in the day should no longer be a problem. Anyone experiencing difficulties should instead call 734-6050 for Kent 911 administration, 736-7111 for […]

Poll says Biden, Carney, congressional delegation set to coast to victory here

DOVER — Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden, along with a slate of Democrats running for statewide offices in Delaware, hold commanding leads ahead of Nov. 3’s election. A poll conducted late last month and released today by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has 54% of likely voters in the First State backing former Vice […]

State to receive disaster assistance from August storm

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday federal disaster assistance has been made available to Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias in August. Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for […]

Delaware courts move to next phase in reopening, jury trials to resume

WILMINGTON — Jury trials can resume next week through a modified reopening plan announced by Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. on Friday. The plan, effective Monday, will up the number of people allowed into court facilities to 75% capacity, increase the number of in-person staff and amount of persons allowed inside courtrooms. According to […]

Sen. Coons skipping UD debate

DOVER — Sen. Chris Coons will not be taking part in the University of Delaware’s biennial debate. The university’s Center for Political Communication announced Monday night that Sen. Coons, a Democrat seeking reelection, has opted against participating in the Oct. 14 candidate faceoff against Republican nominee Lauren Witzke. In a statement Tuesday, Sen. Coons’ campaign […]