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‘American Idol’ to seek contestants from Delaware

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delawareans have a shot at auditioning for ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The show, which just crowned Iam Tonga as the series’ first winner from a Pacific Island, is seeking contestants for the its 22nd season, and the first step is a Zoom audition with producers. To participate, hopefuls who will be 15 or older by Feb. 15, 2024 …


Sen. Brian Pettyjohn to host webinar on broadband internet

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Government, Headlines

A webinar focused on the expansion of broadband internet access will give Delawareans a chance to ask questions and learn more about the state’s investment in hardwired internet infrastructure.  On Tuesday, April 12, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, will host the webinar for interested members of the public.  Panelists will include representatives from the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, who …

General Assembly committee meetings to stay virtual

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware House and Senate committee meetings will be held virtually throughout the month of January.   Delaware House and Senate leaders announced Friday that all legislative committees will meet virtually throughout the month of January when the General Assembly returns to session Tuesday, Jan. 11.  House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, and Senate President Dave Sokola, D-Newark, said the decision was …

Dem. leadership stops short of inviting public to in-person hearings

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

House and Senate committee hearings will be held in “hybrid format” in 2022. When the General Assembly reconvenes in January, it will begin to hold all of its committee hearings in a hybrid fashion, with legislators attending in-person and members of the public having the opportunity to watch and provide comments online.  But in a press release announcing the move, …