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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Could Wesley College taxpayer rescue funds have been put to better use?

Good afternoon, The debate continues over the General Assembly's wisdom spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money in a failed attempt to prop up Wesley College. The acquisition of the college by Delaware State University is...
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Our view: Should Covid restrictions be loosened in Sussex?

Good afternoon, At yesterday's coronavirus briefing, longtime Associated Press Delaware reporter Randall  Chase asked whether restrictions would be tightened if cases continue to rise.  Gov. John Carney did not rule anything out but expressed the hope...
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J&J vaccine pause another bump in Delaware’s vaccination road

Good afternoon. We are getting an education in science and statistics after today's news that the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in using Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. The FDA's recommendation - which will be...
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Corporate cannabis, legalization backers duke it out

Good afternoon, It isn't every day that you get a 1,600-word, four-page press release on pending legislation. But that's what happened last week after a Zoom hearing on a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and...
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Amtrak’s 2035 expansion plan includes Scranton and other burgs

Hey, it's Friday, As "Amtrak Joe" Biden rolled out a nearly  $2  trillion infrastructure bill, the government-owned railroad has an ambitious plan of its own coming down the tracks. Plans in legislation and Amtrak call for...
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The real risk of AstraZeneca’s vaccine

Good afternoon, A follow-up on a column earlier this week on AstraZeneca's two-dose vaccine and its clouded future.  Around here, there is more than routine interest in the vaccine since northern Delaware is the home of...
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The Florida-Delaware Covid comparison

Good afternoon, Gov. John Carney has been coming under increasing fire by the state's small business community for lingering Covid-19 restrictions. The latest to chime in was Rob Martinelli, publisher of Delaware Today and the Delaware...
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Will E-ZPass transponders go the way of 8 tracks?

Good afternoon, An otherwise routine story on the Uproad toll app illustrates the technology gap in transportation. Uproad has quietly rolled out the technology as an option for transponders -  the radio thingies you put on...
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Banking on AstraZeneca’s vaccine

Good afternoon everyone, I always considered  AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to be, in  the words of a  tired coronavirus  cliche, a "game-changer."  Looking back, I may have been suffering from a case of excessive local pride. Last month, we...
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Infrastructure bill more than planes, trains and autos

Good afternoon, There's a lot to like and dislike in the Biden-Harris Administration's infrastructure bill. In the coming days, weeks, and months,  you will hear sometimes heated rhetoric on both sides. Fact-checking will be in order...