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Rezoning plan withdrawal isn’t end of New Castle County land use debate

New Castle County’s biggest political firestorm in recent years erupted last fall when hundreds of concerned residents packed into government…

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Karl Baker posted at 7:00 am

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Delaware 8th state to legalize natural organic reduction

A law that would put Delaware in a class with seven other states offering a unique burial method passed the…

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Jarek Rutz posted at 4:48 pm

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Death penalty bills would codify Supreme Court’s 2016 ban

Two bills moving through the General Assembly officially will ban the death penalty in Delaware. Both are sponsored by Sen.…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 4:12 pm

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Bill: Stop forcing docs to report people who could black out

State law now requires doctors to report people who have medical conditions that may cause them to lose consciousness to…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 1:55 pm

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Bill raising fines for ignoring emergency vehicles moves on

Drivers who don’t move over for emergency vehicles would face stricter penalties under House Bill 329. The bill passed through…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 7:31 pm

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Delaware won’t have a presidential primary this year.

A bill to eliminate the 2024 Delaware presidential primary on Tuesday passed both the House and Senate with little opposition…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 5:54 pm

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Hunting game birds on Sunday one pen stroke away from legal

Sunday fun day for outdoor sportsmen and women may soon include hunting game birds, if House Bill 271 is signed…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 5:28 pm

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Alcohol delivery bill fails despite data showing support

A bill that would allow Delawareans to have alcohol shipped directly to their home had its “part 2” Tuesday after…

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Jarek Rutz posted at 2:54 pm

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Bills seek stricter sanctions for endangering first responders

Two bills pending in House committees would mandate stricter punishment for those that endanger first responders or damage their equipment. …

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Katie Kazimir posted at 6:12 pm

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DNREC details how wind farm cable will come ashore in park

State officials this week laid out the way they expect transmission lines from an offshore wind farm to be installed…

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Katie Kazimir posted at 8:23 pm

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26 amendments later, permit to purchase bill goes to Carney

After 26 proposed amendments and about nine hours of discussion, the permit to purchase bill has passed both the House…

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Jarek Rutz posted at 7:02 pm

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Bill adding asexuality, pansexuality into law moves to House

A move to add asexuality and pansexuality to the state definition of sexual orientation led to conversations about what those…

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Betsy Price posted at 5:33 pm

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House committee rejects bill to create student felony assault

A week after the Milford School District was placed on lockdown and subsequently closed to ensure student safety, a new…

Jarek Rutz posted at 6:03 pm

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Neal introduces new bill to protect gender-affirming care

A day after killing her first bill dealing with protections for medical professionals dealing with gender-affirming care, Rep. DeShanna Neal…

Betsy Price posted at 3:53 pm

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Safety concerns surround bill OKing javelin as DIAA sport

A new sporting event could be adopted into track and field competitions across the state. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by…

Jarek Rutz posted at 1:06 pm

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Avalanche of comment delays alcohol shipments bill

A lengthy discussion in the state legislature Tuesday led to a delay in a bill allowing direct-to-consumer alcohol shipments. House…

Jarek Rutz posted at 6:14 pm

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Bipartisan bill would see Inspector General at work by 2025

A much-debated Office of Inspector General would be up and running by early 2025, if a new bill passes the…

Betsy Price posted at 6:12 pm

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Neal strikes gender-affirming care bill; will introduce new one

A Delaware legislator who identifies as nonbinary on Tuesday asked to strike a proposed bill that would protect medical professionals…

Betsy Price posted at 3:48 pm

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New ‘firearm’ definition bill heads to House 

The Delaware House of Representatives will be the first to take a look at a new bill that will redefine…

Jarek Rutz posted at 11:34 am

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Poll workers get significant raises; what do they do?

The Board of Elections announced in its monthly meeting Monday afternoon that poll workers are getting a raise. Inspectors, judges…

Jarek Rutz posted at 9:34 pm

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Handgun permit, training bill returns to Senate for vote on changes

After hours of wrangling over 11 proposed amendments Thursday, a bill requiring a permit and training to buy a handgun…

Katie Kazimir posted at 5:58 pm

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You’ll probably pay more for beach parking this year

Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany beaches are increasing parking rates this summer, with Rehoboth and Dewey officials citing increased health insurance…

Katie Kazimir posted at 9:25 am

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Legislators briefed on landmark school funding report

Delaware’s lawmakers got their first taste Thursday of a landmark, 200-page report from the American Institutes for Research that suggested…

Jarek Rutz posted at 4:38 pm

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DART changes affect dozens of routes, starting May 19

Dozens of of DART routes are being changed starting May 19, affecting prominent destinations like Delaware Park, Christiana Hospital, Christiana…

Ken Mammarella posted at 1:06 pm

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