Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – April 24, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Public infighting returns to Wilmington City Council Conservatives marshal forces as school board elections near Delaware’s affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too Darby ordinance would make Wilm employers pay for shift changes Red Clay to bring up Wilmington Charter review again in May Culture Museum of Nature and Science sets reopening events She …

Sen. Darius Brown’s committee positions reinstated

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington State Sen. Darius Brown has been reinstated as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and member of the Senate Capital Improvement Committee. Brown, D-Wilmington, was removed from the Judiciary Committee in May 2021 after being arrested on misdemeanor offensive touching and disorderly conduct charges. He was removed from the Capital Improvement Committee in Nov. 2021 after …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 23, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines A perfect storm for schools, teachers: No subs, bus woes, COVID Cannabis edibles to debut in Delaware in weeks Black leaders, activists split on Darius Brown ethics inquiry Culture Surf fishing tags, annual park passes go on sale in February Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there? Business Delaware animal groups …

Black leaders, activists split on Darius Brown ethics inquiry

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Black Wilmington pastors and activists are divided over whether a state senator cleared of offensive touching and disorderly conduct charges should still face a Senate Ethics Committee inquiry. Several, including New Castle County Councilman Jea Street, Delaware NAACP president Richard “Mouse” Smith and the Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Curry, pastor of Ezion Fair Baptist Church, say the investigation into State …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 9, 2022

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This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans Despite acquittal, Brown will still face Senate ethics inquiry Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive Wilmington Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon resigns during meeting Culture 36 arts groups, 13 artists get chunk of Rescue …

Despite acquittal, Brown will still face Senate ethics inquiry

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Brown was found not guilty Thursday on charges of offensive touching and disorderly conduct. Despite being acquitted Thursday on charges of offensive touching and disorderly conduct, State Sen. Darius Brown will still face a Senate Rules and Ethics Committee review when the General Assembly reconvenes.  In a statement following news that the jury found the Wilmington Democrat not guilty on …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – November 21, 2021

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Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: HEADLINES Judge issues gag order over McGuiness case Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event Utility workers’ vaccine meeting unleashes …

Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Edgemoor State Sen. Darius Brown has been booted from yet another Senate committee following a heated altercation with a state representative. The Wilmington Democrat is alleged to have verbally abused Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, during a Nov. 8 press event where lawmakers gathered to witness Gov. John Carney’s signing of multiple criminal justice-related bills. “He …

House, Senate seek advice on McGuiness removal, but fail to finish job

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Two separate resolutions passed in the House and Senate requesting the Delaware Supreme Court issue an advisory opinion on the General Assembly’s authority to remove indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  The auditor was indicted in October on a slew of felony and misdemeanor corruption charges alleging nepotism, fraud, theft and witness intimidation. She has pled not guilty to all charges. …