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  • Viewpoint: 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 […]
  • Viewpoint: COVID vaccine has been tested to good results

    By Dr. Bill Chasanov Guest Columnist On Dec. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel gave the thumbs up to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Less than a week later, Beebe administered the first doses in Sussex County to our front-line health care workers. The relief from this deadly virus may finally begin […]
  • Plastic bag ban brings costs for businesses, consumers

    By Marcus Dieterle Contributing Writer Starting Jan. 1, large and chain grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores in Delaware will no longer be allowed to provide thin, single-use plastic bags to customers for many items. The ban affects stores with more than 7,000 square feet of retail space and chain stores with three or more […]
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  • People to Watch: State Senate Democrats

    State Senate Democrats When the Delaware General Assembly reconvenes in January, the calculus in Dover will be much different than when legislators last logged off from their virtual 2020 session. The State Senate will see an entirely new leadership slate for the majority Democrats after Senate Pro Tempore David McBride was defeated in his primary […]