Speak Out: Delaware sends National Guard members to D.C.

Gov. John Carney deployed members of the Delaware National Guard to Washington, D.C., following a pro-Trump mob breaching the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.  Gov. Carney said the move followed conversations with Washington authorities. • Dems were appalled when Trump wanted to send in the National Guard to protect cities from rioters and looters.  What changed? […]

Speak Out: Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

Congress has overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago. • I’m sure everyone complained when Obama/Biden depleted our military. This is an old political dodge. You put BS bills in with things that are really needed just to get it […]

Speak Out: Delaware delegation supports removing Trump from office

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. 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 election. • They talk about conspiracy, […]

Speak Out: State urges schools to return to hybrid learning Monday

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Department of Education urged Delaware schools to return to hybrid instruction, a mix of remote and in-person learning, starting Monday. • So it was imperative that in February to May, we shut down everything. Now, the number of positive cases, as well as […]

Speak Out: Pro-Trump rally turns violent

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. • An attempted coup gone wrong. This was not a peaceful […]

Speak Out: Milford residents and businesses struggle with postal service delays

This holiday season, Americans nationwide have been struggling with the United States Postal Service — a notoriously troubled government agency whose limited resources have been stretched extra thin by the demands of the pandemic. In Milford, postal delays are common and have made daily life harder for various businesses and residents across town. • A […]

Speak Out: Public school numbers dip

In an academic year where COVID-19 loomed large, Delaware saw a decrease in public school students and a rise in home schools. It’s the first time in at least a decade Delaware has seen a decrease in public school enrollment. • And our school taxes should be lowered, too! — Howard Gaines III • Our […]

Speak Out: DPH outlines next groups eligible for COVID vaccine

More essential workers and individuals who are 65 years or older have been added to the state’s Phase 1B group for its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Delaware Division of Public Health finalized these recommendations Tuesday. The state is currently in Phase 1A, which includes health care personnel who have direct contact with ill […]

Speak Out: Senate GOP blocks vote on $2K stimulus

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ push to immediately bring President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks up for a vote. • As he goes home to his fancy house and goes to eat his dinner that’s prepared by a chef as thousands of people are wondering where they’re […]

Speak Out: DPH reports COVID deaths second-highest daily total

Sixteen COVID-19-related deaths were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health in Thursday’s report. That number is the second-most deaths reported in a single day, trailing only May 13, when there were 17 deaths. All 16 individuals had underlying health conditions, according to the DPH, and three were residents of a long-term care facility. […]

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