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  • Publisher’s View: Obama-era scientist explains why climate change is unsettled

    By Robert Martinelli During my recent vacation, I avoided the popular fiction that others were reading and chose Steven Koonin’s new book, “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t and Why It Matters.”  “Unsettled” addresses every aspect of the climate-change issue in two surprisingly readable parts. Part One deals with what we know […]
  • Publisher’s View: Delaware’s leaders need to rethink federal benefits

    The news that Gov. Carney and the state Department of Labor is reinstating the requirement that Delawareans on unemployment demonstrate that they’re looking for work is a good step to trying to get people back to work. Delaware has 31,000 people receiving up to $400 per week from the state.  Many of us are intrigued […]
  • Publisher’s View: It’s time to really send our children back to school

    By Rob Martinelli We are all tired of remote learning for our children and grandchildren. We’re tired of the frustration, of the tears, and of the declining performance. Students who have always done well in school are faced for the first time with failing grades because of distractions that include poor internet connections, lack of […]
  • Publisher’s View: Delaware shouldn’t pick and choose its epidemics

    By Robert Martinelli  Is gun violence an epidemic, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested to Delaware officials back in 2015, a disease that can be treated through science? After studying gun violence in Wilmington, the CDC recommended integration of statewide social service, criminal justice, school, and other databases to better identify […]
  • Publisher’s View: We cannot wait any longer to reopen Delaware

    By Rob Martinelli Enough is enough. It’s time for Gov. John Carney to realize that his draconian COVID-19 restrictions have had little incremental impact over the approaches taken in states like Florida and Texas where their governors have done everything that they can to keep their businesses open over the past year. Have those states […]
  • Viewpoint: As education stays online, digital & basic literacy go hand-in-hand

    By Cynthia E. Shermeyer Guest Columnist If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that we can’t adequately combat the literacy crisis in America without addressing digital literacy.  Literacy is defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as “the ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at […]
  • Viewpoint: Saving Delaware’s budget from Medicaid

    By Dr. Christopher D Casscells Guest Columnist Historically, Medicaid has represented approximately 17% of the state of Delaware’s budget. It is a state and federal funding partnership, unlike Medicare, which is strictly federally funded. In recent years Medicaid has risen to over 25% of the state’s budget and is on track to grow well beyond […]
  • Viewpoint: Reimagined arts community will help fuel post-COVID recovery

    By Paul Weagraff Guest Columnist This past year was particularly hard on artists and arts organizations throughout the state. That’s not news. But what is news is how so many shifted gears to keep operations up and running, bringing the arts to life in Delaware. From scaled-back live performances and exhibitions to virtual programming, the […]
  • Viewpoint: Increasing primary care access is good business

    By Trinidad Navarro Guest Columnist I am an optimist. I know that we can find sparks of light in even the darkest of times. During COVID-19, belief in a better tomorrow was hard to hold on to when each tomorrow brought bad news – but now, reports are positive: new treatments are more successful, the […]
  • Viewpoint: Mentorships are still needed during COVID

    By Tom Thunstorm Guest Columnist For nearly 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware (BBBS) has served thousands of kids.  As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are blessed with our federation’s 100-year legacy of helping ignite the power and promise of youth. We achieve this by developing one-to-one mentoring relationships […]

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