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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Support for Local Journalism Sustainability Act grows

Hello everyone, Support has been growing for the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. The act, now before Congress, would provide payroll tax credits to news organizations that retain or hire journalists. The payroll tax credit provision gets Congress...

Time for State Auditor to step down

Hello everyone, The Delaware Democratic party has a giant-size headache on its hands following the grand jury indictment of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness faces charges that could add up to years in prison. The elected official...

Pandora Papers shine a spotlight to South Dakota

Good afternoon, It wasn't good news for a Danish jewelry company or the radio app with the same name when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released details on the Pandora Papers. The project's name comes...

Our view: Beebe’s vaccination tightrope

Good afternoon, Beebe Healthcare CEO David Tam walks a tightrope. The health care executive and Navy veteran gets high marks for his leadership at the coastal Sussex health care system. Seeing a crisis in the making,...

Living without Facebook (for a few hours)

Good afternoon, We learned from the outage yesterday that, like it or not, Facebook is where many of us pass along the news. On a typically busy news day, things were eerily quiet for a...

Our View: Wind power update and corrected story links

Good afternoon, A follow-up on the proposed Ørsted Skipjack wind farm off the coast of Fenwick Island and Ocean City, MD. A manager for the project told Coastal Point the powerline would come ashore somewhere in Delaware....

Wilmington failed to deal with parking/impound scandal – Now it’s national news

Good afternoon, It is hard to find anyone outside government who would come to the defense of Wilmington's towing policies, especially after news of a Washington, D.C. legal fund filing a lawsuit. To summarize, the Institute...

Pete Booker and his breakthrough Covid case

Good afternoon,   As the executive director of the Delaware Safety Council, it comes as no surprise that Julian "Pete" Booker was fully vaccinated.   But that did not stop a  busy and personable Booker - best known...

Community solar legislation a step in the right direction

Good morning, Recently signed legislation that clears barriers to community solar systems is a step in the right direction, given Delaware's limited options for home-grown renewable energy. In many cases, installing solar panels on a roof...

Our view: Covid myths, self cures & Delaware’s lagging vaccination rate

Good afternoon, Businesses with Covid-19 vaccination policies are fighting the same forces that keep Delaware's inoculation rate below those of neighboring states. A recent report from the Becker's Hospital site has Delaware's vaccination rate ranking 20th,...
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