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State retirees sue to stop Medicare Advantage plan

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A group of Delaware state government retirees and pensioners has filed suit against two government officials tasked with implementing a change in their health insurance coverage. RISE Delaware, an organization formed after state officials announced a plan to transition retirees to a Medicare Advantage program, filed the lawsuit in the Delaware Superior Court. RISE hopes to stop the transition to …

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Rehoboth’s offshore wind primer aired all sides of issue

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Whether you are a big fan of offshore wind power or you want all those turbines gone with the wind, a special meeting held by Rehoboth Beach officials offered insight into the projects and processes to create them. The four-hour meeting revolved around the three projects proposed off Delaware’s coast and ultimately functioned as an illuminating primer on the issue. …

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Lawmaker hosts conference aimed at ending human trafficking

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Lawmakers, state employees and law enforcement officers gathered at Legislative Hall Tuesday to learn how Delaware can better address the scourge of human trafficking. Delaware is one of 39 states to receive an ‘F’ on the Shared Hope International Child and Youth Sex Trafficking Report Card, attendees learned Tuesday. Areas the state performed the worst in include identification and response …

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Rehoboth Beach to hold special meeting on offshore wind

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The City of Rehoboth Beach will hold a special meeting Tuesday focused on offshore wind projects under development off Delaware’s coast. According to the city, the meeting will include presentations from representatives of eight organizations as well as a question-and-answer session. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public, both in person and via livestream. Click …

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Federal judge partially halts Delaware ‘ghost gun’ ban

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction partially halting Delaware’s enforcement of its new “ghost gun” ban. “Ghost guns” refer to privately manufactured firearms, often assembled with various parts purchased online or created with 3D printers. The guns do not have serial numbers and are untraceable. The decision marks the first-ever federal Second Amendment decision upholding the right …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

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Next in McGuiness saga: Sentencing

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A sentencing date has been set in the case of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  In July, McGuiness was found guilty on charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. She will be sentenced on the conflict of interest and official misconduct charges Wednesday, Oct. …

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Ground broken on new Kent County Family Court

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Just three months after the groundbreaking of Sussex County’s new Family Court building, officials gathered in Dover Thursday to kick off construction of Kent County’s Family Court. The $117.7 million, three-story, 106,711 square-foot building, located at the corner of South Governors Avenue and Water Street, will be more than three times larger than the existing courthouse — expansion officials say …

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Will this Republican in solid blue district win again?

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s 9th Representative District is one of New Castle County’s last remaining Republican holdouts, and Democrat Terrell Williams, an attorney, hopes to flip the seat blue in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election. Rep. Kevin Hensley, a Republican, has represented the district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly two-to-one since 2015.  The district runs along the Delaware Bayshore from the Chesapeake …

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Wilmington launches police cadet apprenticeship

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  The Wilmington Police Department is re-establishing its Police Cadet apprenticeship program. Open to young adults 18 to 21 years old, the initiative will give participants experience working directly with police officers and community members. The department last offered an apprenticeship program in the 1990s. “We are excited to re-start our department’s historic Police Cadet Program, with an eye towards …