G-20 summit ends with support for COVID-19 vaccines for all AP-G-20-Summit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations wrapped up the Group of 20 summit on Sunday, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people. The two-day summit of heads of state was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Democratic Party chairman stepping down to join New Castle government

DOVER — The Delaware Democratic Party announced Wednesday that Chairman Erik Raser-Schramm will be stepping down next week to join New Castle County government. Mr. Raser-Schramm, who was first selected to lead the party in 2017, will be replaced by Vice Chairwoman Elizabeth Maron until the term concludes in June. “Winning elections is obviously the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wilmington farm that trains former prisoners gets visit from US Cabinet officials Carson, Barr

WILMINGTON — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Attorney General William Barr Attorney visited Second Chances Farm on Monday morning and left Delaware impressed. The business employs persons released from prison, offering a 16-week training program covering hydroponic farming, followed by a yearlong Entrepreneur-In-Residence program. Second Chances Farm is the first commercial, […]

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did […]

Trump supporters rally outside DNC

WILMINGTON — They were just as passionately anti-Biden as staunchly pro-Trump. Before the final session of the Democratic National Convention geared up tonight, Republican supporters showed equal disdain for presidential nominee Joe Biden and loyalty to current commander in chief Donald Trump. While 100 or so Republicans initially gathered for a 5 p.m. rally near […]

Blunt Rochester: DNC speech ‘very special’

As she gave the second nomination for Joe Biden’s presidency during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester invoked children’s future history classes. “They’re learning about our pain, our grief, our worry,” she said. “They’re learning about us, too: about the resolve and the unity we showed against the forces of […]

With less than a month until the primary, campaign funds are pouring in

DOVER — Gubernatorial hopeful Julianne Murray outraised her Republican competitors through the first eight-and-a-half months of 2020. Campaign finance reports filed with the Department of Elections this week, one month before the Sept. 15 primary, indicate Ms. Murray brought in $65,600 in outside contributions. Six Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination for the governor’s seat, […]