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Battleground over fossil fuel drilling comes to heart of Delaware

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:35:03 GMT

Delmarva's fight to stop drilling for fossil fuels was thought to be over in 2016 when the Obama administration banned drilling along the eastern seaboard. That fight has been given new life by the Trump administration, and Thursday Dover was the battleground as officials from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management were in town to collect information from locals to continue the exploratory process.




Delaware Governor Nominates New Labor Secretary

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:44:06 GMT

DOVER , Del.- Gov. John Carney has nominated an economic development and tourism official to serve as the next Secretary of the Delaware Department of Labor. Carney's office announced Cerron Cade's nomination Tuesday.




DMV announces new online driver'...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:19:29 GMT

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has announced it is now offering online driver license and ID card renewals. DMV customers needing to renew their Delaware driver license or ID card may now do so in just a few minutes at their convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.




Clean Water Surcharge Proposed in Delaware

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:16:51 GMT

Taxes this year are expected to consider legislation to add a surcharge of up to $40 or $80 to Delawareans' personal income taxes to fund a trust for projects to improve water quality around the state. House Bill 270 would fund the clean water trust by enacting a surcharge equal to ten percent of someone's personal income tax liabilities, though it would be capped at $40 for individual filers and $80 for joint filings.




Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Whitehouse's drilling proposal

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:31:48 GMT

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect. The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect.




Ron Silverio, Terminally Ill Delawarean at the End of His Life, Unable to Access Medical Aid in Dying

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:34:32 GMT

DOVER, Del: Compassion Choices today released a video featuring Ron Silverio, a Dover resident originally from Everett, Massachusetts, who has been battling metastatic prostate cancer since the spring of 2012. This past year, Ron joined thousands of his fellow Delawareans in advocating for the state's legislature to pass HB 160, Delaware's End of Life Options Act.




Raccoon in Angola Crest II, Sussex County tests positive for rabies

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:42:51 GMT

Delaware's Division of Public Health is warning Sussex County residents, who live in the area surrounding Angola Crest II, of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon that bit a human earlier this week. Officials say the raccoon was captured and brought to the D.P.H. lab, where test results confirming it had rabies came back on Friday.




Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposal

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:32:54 GMT

The Trump administration's proposal to open vast portions of US coastline to oil drilling was met with ferocious opposition from a number of the coastal governors it would affect. That move by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke drew accusations of favoritism, which have been denied.




County shuts down proposed - right-to-work' ordinance

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:11:55 GMT

After an emotional few months of discussions and public testimony, the Sussex County Council on Tuesday voted down a proposed "right-to-work" ordinance. The ordinance, proposed by Councilman Rob Arlett , "prohibits mandatory union membership or payment of certain union fees, involuntary union pay deductions, and acts of coercion or intimidation related to union support or payment."




HB 291

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:30:41 GMT

This Act clarifies that the representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council shall serve as the Council's temporary chair for the purposes of organizing the initial meeting of the members.




Joe Biden given annual award by Delaware Chamber of Commerce

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:29:29 GMT

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife have been given an annual award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. WDEL-FM reports that Biden and Jill Biden were awarded the Josiah Marvel Cup Award at the chamber's 181st Annual Dinner in Wilmington on Monday.




Delaware officials seek public input on EPA plan repeal

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:56:05 GMT

State officials want to hear from Delawareans on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to repeal a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control scheduled a public meeting and listening session on Monday evening at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington to allow Delawareans to express their views on the proposal.




Officials Urge Pet Owners to Keep Animals Inside

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:09:02 GMT

The Delaware Division of Public Health's Office of Animal Welfare is urging pet owners to keep their pets indoors during these dangerously cold temperatures. According to OAW, all dogs are required to be inside when the National Weather Service issues a hazardous weather warning.




Voices heard at County's public hearing on right-to-work

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:06:30 GMT

Coastal Point a Maria Counts: County officials listen to members of the public weigh-in on the proposed 'right-to-work' ordinance put forth by Councilman Rob Arlett. The Sussex County Council on Tuesday held a public hearing on a proposed "right-to-work" ordinance.




Winter Storm (Blizzard) Grayson - Jan. 4, 2018

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:28:45 GMT

With between 6 and 11 inches of snow having fallen in the area and strong winds causing drifts and more, Gov. John Carney issued Level 2 Driving Restriction for Sussex County only, effective at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, with a State of Emergency for Sussex County only, effective at 2 p.m. Level 2 Driving Restrictions mean that no one may operate a motor vehicle in Sussex County, except for those designated as Essential Personnel. Essential Personnel are defined as those who are necessary to maintain core functions of government, and to maintain the health and security of the people of Delaware.




Governor encourages drivers to stay...

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:30:52 GMT

In advance of a forecast that includes snow, DelDOT crews are out spraying brine on major roadways in Sussex County. RON MACARTHUR PHOTO A Level One Driving Warning means that any person operating a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways must exercise extra caution, said Jessica Borcky, spokeswoman for the governor's office.




DelDOT Issues Winter Storm Update

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:18:56 GMT

DOVER , Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation said just after 6 a.m. Thursday that it is fully mobilized for today's snow event, and more than six inches of accumulation has already been reported in Sussex County. Due to deteriorating conditions, DART will not operate regular bus services or paratransit in Sussex County; however, services in Kent and New Castle will operate with delays.




How Delaware is lining up to legalize marijuana

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:11:56 GMT

Delaware appears to be on the verge of becoming the first state in the mid-Atlantic to legalize retail sales of marijuana for recreational use by adults. In Dover on Wednesday, a governor's taskforce reviewed changes to a proposed bill that also would make the state the first to legalize cannabis sales legislatively.




More

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:33:57 GMT

DOVER , Del. Delaware state social workers have begun providing assistance at libraries in all three counties under a pilot program launched by the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Department of Health and Social Services, the DHSS announced Tuesday.




Officials: Del. set to sue EPA over relief for out-of-state air pollution

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:33:45 GMT

On Tuesday, Delaware officials announced their plans to sue a United States government agency, after they reportedly filed four petitions in 2016 to request relief from air pollution from upwind states. The State of Delaware says on Tuesday, that it will send four Notice of Intent to Sue letters tot he United Sates Environmental Protection Agency regarding air pollution that comes into the state for other states.