Delaware State


Experts say to mask-up for the holidays, tridemic escalating

COVID-19 cases are making their expected rise as people start to gather for the holidays. This year, flu and respiratory syncytial virus are thrown into the mix, creating a tripledemic, leading experts to encourage mask wearing once again. The week of Thanksgiving, Delaware reported 863 new cases of flu, bringing...

State GOP chair calls on Democrats to return FTX donation

The chair of the Delaware Republican Party has called on the state’s Democratic Party to reject a donation from disgraced cryptocurrency entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried contributed $9,756.20 to the Democratic State Committee of Delaware on Aug. 31, 2022, according to the Federal Election Commission. Attempts were not successful to obtain comment from the Delaware Democrats. The contribution does not appear ... Read More

Delaware receives $11 million in public health grant funding

The Centers for Disease Control awards Delaware $11 million in to bolster the state’s public health workforce and infrastructure. Gov. John Carney and the state’s Congressional delegation lauded the funding as a way for the state to retain and recruit more public health workers. The funding will allow...

Delaware, PA, NY, NJ votes on 'Water Code' amendments

The Delaware River Basin Commission voted 4-0 Wednesday morning to ban the discharge of fracking-related wastewater within the watershed. Voting in favor of the Water Code amendments were representatives from Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The representative from the federal government abstained. ...

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Citizens for Judicial Fairness to Demand Gov. Carney Diversify Delaware’s Supreme Court

Respected civil rights activist and leader Reverend Al Sharpton issued the below statement today, urging Delaware Governor John Carney to fill two upcoming vacancies on the state’s Supreme Court with justices of color. The retirement announcement last week of Justice James T. Vaughan Jr., and the expected elevation of...

2022 "RASCL" Summit Focuses on Overcoming Environmental Roadblocks

DELAWARE- The Resilient and Sustainable Communities League or "RASCL" held it's annual summit in Dover on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Members of the RASCL network gathered at the Del-One Conference Center at Delaware Technical Community College to discuss issues that are important to Delawareans. The theme of this years summit was...

Delaware Day: how events of Dec. 7th, 1787 made Delaware The First State

235 years ago, Delaware gained the distinction of being The First State. According to Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Suzanne Savery, we had been operating as a country under the Articles of Confederation for several years. At a Constitutional convention in Philadelphia it was decided that instead of revising the articles, a whole new Constitution was proposed.

Middle School Program Promotes Equity in Nursing

Several school nurses in the Brandywine School District (BSD) in Delaware piloted a program to introduce middle school students to a career in nursing in an effort to promote equity in the field and raise awareness of the need for more nurses. A report on the program was published in NASN School Nurse.
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Delaware River Basin Commission bans dumping of fracking fluid

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Delaware River Basin Commission has banned the discharge of wastewater from fracking onto land or water inside the Delaware River Basin. The vote on Wednesday was 4-0, with the federal government representative abstaining. The commission approved a final rule last year prohibiting the practice of...