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Friday, June 22, 2018

Death penalty repeal bill narrowly passes Senate – WDDE 91.1 FM

Votes blurred party lines Tuesday as state senators barely passed a proposal that would abolish Delaware’s death penalty.Five Democrats voted no and two Republicans signaled yes in the 11 to 10 tally. Both majority leaders...

Dover couple face embezzlement charges

A husband and wife have been arrested on charges of embezzling more than $300,000 from a Dover business. Earlier this month, Dover Police detectives began   investigating  an embezzlement report from Dover Rent-All at 724...

President signs proclamation for national monument in state

(From the White House) President Obama signed proclamations establishing five new national monuments. The monuments are  located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington. “These sites honor the pioneering heroes, spectacular landscapes and rich history that have...

Climate-change skeptics challenge sea level rise estimates – WDDE

Depending on who you talk to, Delaware’s current work on sea-level rise SLR is either ground-breaking research that will be emulated by other states, or a set of exaggerated projections based on faulty assumptions...

Delmarva seeks power delivery rate increase

Delmarva Power asked the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) to authorize a delivery rate increase of about $42 million to help pay for improvements to its electric system. The base rate adjustment is subject to...

Jobless rate up slightly to 7.2% in Delaware

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February 2013 was 7.2%, up from a revised 7.1% in January 2013. It added up to 32,000 unemployed Delawareans in February 2013, compared to 31,200 in February 2012. Click on...

AstraZeneca makes further cuts as CEO outlines strategy

AstraZeneca will  cut 2,300 jobs worldwide as it works to rebuild its drug development pipeline. The cuts were discussed in an Investor Day held by the company, a short time after news that it would...

Updated: Minimum wage compromise bill passes state Senate

The Delware Senate passed a less ambitious plan to increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour by 2015. The bill dropped a controversial cost of living formula. “This isn’t what we sought at the...

Markell defends economic development strategy

Gov. Jack Markell made the  case for his administration's economic development strategy and budget priorities at a Delaware State Chamber of Commerce event in Dover on Wednesday. Speaking at the legislative update and manufacturing conference...

Gas prices continue to drop and could be even lower by July 4

Pain at the pump continued to ease for motorists across the country  last  week. On St. Patrick’s Day as less “green” is being spent on gasoline. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped...
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