US Census Bureau seeking state data

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid the Trump administration’s efforts to make citizenship a key aspect of […]

Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

DOVER — Democratic legislators are proposing to increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. A bill filed Friday would raise the minimum wage to $11 on Jan. 1, 2020, followed by a $1 raise at the start of each year until it hits $15 in 2024. The current minimum wage of $8.75 increases to […]

Woman killed, two men critically injured by train in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A woman was killed and two men were critically injured after being struck by a train in Georgetown early Sunday morning. Police in Georgetown said the three were hit by a Carload Express train as they walked on railroad tracks. Preliminary investigation reveals that the incident occurred at 12:44 a.m. The woman was […]

Trump says Biden is his 2020 ‘dream’ Democratic opponent

Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it’s Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that “I dream about Biden.” Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential nomination twice but eventually dropped out of each race. He considered running […]

Lawmaker calls for hearing on school safety

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  DOVER — In the wake of the Florida school shooting earlier this month that left 17 people dead a Republican lawmaker is calling for a joint hearing by the House and Senate education committees to examine school safety in Delaware. Rep. Kevin Hensley, R-Townsend, says that, while the Florida shooting has reignited that national […]

Delaware now supports Philadelphia in Amazon headquarter bid

DOVER — Amazon has released its first 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters. But, nearby Philadelphia is still on the list. Delaware leaders knew it was a longshot, but nevertheless made a pitch. “Of course we are disappointed that Amazon has not chosen Delaware as a finalist location for its second North American […]

Satellite image shows storm that hammered Delaware

For a look at how massive the winter storm that hit Delaware Wednesday and Thursday, this Geocolor image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) GOES-16 satellite captures it off the East coast Thursday. The powerful nor’easter has impacted coastal areas from Florida to Maine. “Notice the long line of clouds stretching over a thousand […]

Judge nixes council rezoning denial for huge shopping center

DOVER –A Chancery Court judge has invalidated a county council’s vote to deny a rezoning application for construction of the largest shopping center in southern Delaware. Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III ruled Friday that the votes of two Sussex County Council members cannot withstand judicial review. The council voted 4-to-1 last year to deny […]

Department store chairman Al Boscov dies at age 87

READING, Pa.  — The chairman of a century-old department store chain has died. Albert Boscov was 87. Boscov’s CEO and vice chairman Jim Boscov said in a statement that his uncle died Friday of cancer at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania, “surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters.” Albert Boscov was credited with driving […]

Delaware lawmakers’ resolution calls for rejecting pay hikes

DOVER — Democratic and Republican lawmakers joined together in calling for the House and Senate to reject a state panel’s recommendations of higher salaries for legislators, judges and high-ranking state officials. Fifty of the 62 lawmakers in the General Assembly signed on as co-sponsors to a resolution introduced Wednesday to reject the recommendations of the […]