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Ceremony honors Delawareans lost to COVID-19

May. 14, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, Carol Frisa, was left in those quiet hallways with her daughter and her daughter’s...

Fate unsure: Cannabis legalization bill goes to Delaware gov

May. 12, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led Senate on a 13-7 party line vote. Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna, a...

Marijuana legalization bill clears Delaware House

May. 05, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware House voted Thursday to approve a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use. The legislation cleared the Democrat-led House on 26-14 vote and now goes to the Senate, which is also controlled by...

Late Del. Gov. du Pont remembered for bipartisanship, humor

Apr. 30, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Current and former Delaware politicians, family and friends of Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV remembered the late governor, U.S. House member and presidential candidate for reviving the state’s economy, working across the partisan aisle and sharing a cheerful spirit. ...

Legislative panel begins hearings on proposed capital budget

Mar. 27, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Members of a Delaware legislative committee are set to convene this week to consider Democratic Gov. John Carney's proposed capital budget for construction, transportation and economic development. The joint committee will meet Monday to begin four days of...

Holland, longest-serving Delaware justice, dies at age 75

Mar. 16, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Randy J. Holland, the longest-serving Delaware Supreme Court justice in history, has died, state officials said Wednesday. Holland, 75, died Tuesday, according to a release issued by the Administrative Office of the Courts. No further details were immediately...

Delaware marijuana legalization bill defeated in House vote

Mar. 10, 2022 19:54 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults in Delaware and establish a state-run pot industry was defeated in the state House on Thursday. Members of the Democrat-led chamber voted 23-14 in favor the legislation, but it required a three-fifths...

Paid leave bill clears Delaware Senate in party-line vote

Mar. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat-led state Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to approve legislation forcing private-sector businesses in Delaware to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. The bill requires businesses employing 25 or more workers to provide up to 12...

Delaware ending state of emergency, mask mandates

Feb. 28, 2022 12:41 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Carney because of the coronavirus pandemic will end Tuesday, and mask requirements for schools, courthouses and state facilities will be terminated, Delaware officials said Monday. Carney’s office announced...

Delaware family helped fuel the abolitionist movement

Feb. 27, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware family’s contributions to the abolitionist movement in the United States and Canada in the 1800s may be little known today, but a historical marker unveiled during Black History Month will ensure they are not forgotten. The Shadd family, who...