Heavy traffic at vaccination events in Delaware City and Georgetown

DOVER — Delaware’s scheduled vaccination clinics in Georgetown and Delaware City have drawn a heavy turnout, seriously impacting traffic around the Division of Motor Vehicles offices in both municipalities. The Department of Transportation reported heavy congestion on its Facebook page Saturday morning. Several people commented on the agency’s posts, affirming the traffic in the areas. […]

Slight increase in Delaware unemployment

DOVER — After six consecutive months of decline from a record high, Delaware’s unemployment rate saw a small increase in December. According to data released by the Delaware Department of Labor, 5.3% of the state’s workforce was not employed last month. That’s up from 5.1% in November. Nationally, 6.7% of workers were unemployed, the same […]

General Assembly wraps up second week

DOVER — A House committee released to the full chamber legislation that would allow no-excuse absentee voting, replacing the current list of specified reasons. House Bill 75 would strike the circumstances that allow a resident to request an absentee ballot, such as due to an illness, work or vacation, instead adding a line stating simply, […]

Carney sworn in for second term

DOVER — Four years ago, Gov. John Carney was sworn in outside Legislative Hall on a gray and wet day. Tuesday, in contrast, saw the sun shining — but it’s still safe to say plenty of people were nostalgic for the first ceremony. In a history-making occasion, Delaware’s governor and lieutenant governor were sworn in […]

Unemployment benefit and alcohol-service bills released from committee, income tax measure filed

DOVER — A House panel Wednesday approved legislation aimed at preventing Delawareans from having to pay taxes on unemployment benefits and fixing the rates paid by employers, as well as a bill extending provisions regarding alcohol takeout. The bills were released by the House Administration Committee and should be voted on by the full chamber […]

General Assembly kicks off, swearing in members virtually

DOVER — The Delaware General Assembly kicked off a new session Tuesday, swearing in members virtually for the first time. Because of the pandemic, proceedings in January (and possibly later) are being held remotely, with members taking part through Zoom from their homes or offices. Tuesday consisted solely of formalities like officially welcoming members and […]

More details about presidential inauguration announced

WASHINGTON — The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced “America United” will be the theme of next week’s inauguration. The Jan. 20 ceremony “will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild, so that we emerge as the indomitable force that a united America represents,” according […]

Delaware delegation supports removing Trump from office

DOVER — All three members of Delaware’s U.S. congressional delegation are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration. Following Wednesday’s riot, where hundreds of pro-Trump extremists forced their way into the U.S. Capitol while lawmakers were in session to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential […]

Members of Delaware’s congressional delegation safe after breach of Capitol

WASHINGTON — The three members of Delaware’s congressional delegation are safe after violent supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. According to their offices, Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester were unharmed but deeply unsettled. “I never thought I would see this in our nation — […]

Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers mounted their first official challenge to Joe Biden’s presidential election win Wednesday, objecting to state results from Arizona as they took up Donald Trump’s relentless effort to overturn the election results in an extraordinary joint session of Congress. Outside, demonstrators tried to shove their way into the Capitol, scuffling with […]