Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:49:33 GMT
A proposed law in Delaware's General Assembly would end a tax on estates worth $5.43 million or more at the end of 2016, though it faces opposition in a year when lawmakers are trying to navigate major fiscal issues. House Bill 16 would add a sunset provision to Delaware's estate tax, which only applies to large estates.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:23:47 GMT
Every day in Southern Delaware, I work in the trenches and on the front lines of poverty, fear, homelessness, loneliness, isolation, addiction and mental illness. People ask me about what I am seeing and experiencing out here on the front lines.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:59:26 GMT
Across the nation, people are talking about the transition of power from one president to the next; however, there's a big transition happening in Delaware. Governor Jack Markell, 73rd governor of Delaware, held his final general press conference Wednesday ahead of the inauguration of Governor-elect John Carney.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:24:39 GMT
Yolanda Schlabach runs a non-profit focused on human trafficking awareness, which is why she's encouraged that the state of Delaware is finally recognizing that human trafficking is an issue not only on the national level, but in local communities as well. Yolanda's work started half a decade ago and she admits at the time raising awareness about the problem wasn't easy.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:05:10 GMT
Multiple Jewish community centers in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee have been evacuated due to bomb threats. Similar scares in the UK were determined to be hoaxes.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 19:44:26 GMT
"It's still pretty icy out there," said Jose Weidner-Ahorrio of Lewes. "We just had to take it very slow to get to where we need to go.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:49:17 GMT
UNDATED With significant snowfall accumulating in Sussex County, Gov. Jack Markell has issued a limited state of emergency and Level 1 driving warning for Delaware's southernmost county effective at 8 a.m. Saturday. According to state law, a "Level 1 driving warning" means that any person operating a motor vehicle on Delaware roadways must exercise extra caution.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 01:10:49 GMT
Democratic Governor-elect John Carney is continuing to fill out his cabinet as he prepares to take office later this month. Walker, a University of Delaware graduate, is currently deputy chief science officer at a nonprofit institute authorized by Congress to encourage informed health care decisions.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:01:49 GMT
A union representing Delaware's correctional officers says understaffing is causing burnout that is leading to officers leaving early in their careers and salaries for many of them are not competitive with local law enforcement. Geoff Klopp, head of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, claims officers are overworked because they are working overtime so frequently and dozens of positions remain unfilled within the department.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:38:22 GMT
Gov.-elect John Carney is building his cabinet to lead Delaware for the next four years. On Dec. 30, he announced his intent to nominate Selbyville's Susan Bunting as Secretary of the Department of Education.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:09:23 GMT
It doesn't take a biology degree to enjoy the beauty of the local rivers and bays. So the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays created a simplified scientific report so the average Joe can comprehend what's happening inside the bays.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:15:48 GMT
On Nov. 25, at a little after midnight, an OVPD officer, while on patrol, ran the tags of a 1998 green Honda Civic with Delaware registration at the Royal Farms on Atlantic Ave. "They conducted a vehicle inquiry on the tag and the vehicle came back stolen out of Georgetown Police Department," said Cpl. Rhys Bradshaw.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:16:48 GMT
Dredging is once again in the Assawoman Canal's future. To improve watercraft navigation, Delaware State Parks has officially requested state and national permits for 3.94 miles of maintenance dredging anytime in the next 10 years.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:43:39 GMT
Delaware lawmakers will consider legislation to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.25, according to the sponsor of previous efforts. State Sen. Robert Marshall has said he plans to introduce legislation that would gradually raise Delaware's minimum wage by 50 cents each year until it reaches $10.25 in 2020.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:48:27 GMT
According to the Division of Public Health, the state will have $250,000 to increase doctor and community education built around the state's addiction resource website HelpisHereDE.com . Additionally, the state will have $371,000 per year for four years focusing on the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and utilizing the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program , where doctors can use an online database to see if a patient has a history of addiction before prescribing any drugs.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:47:51 GMT
Legislation to raise the dropout rate in Delaware for high school students to 17 years old was pre-filed in the General Assembly, a measure supporters say will keep teenagers from making a choice that will hurt their overall futures. The bill, which has co-sponsors from Democrats and Republicans in both the House and Senate, would require high school attendance beyond 16 years old.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:47:50 GMT
State officials are reminding Delawareans to separate recyclable materials from any trash they are disposing this holidays season and to make sure household waste doesn't end up with materials that could be re-used. Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said many materials like wrapping paper and boxes are usually recyclable and can often be deposited in single-stream systems.