Another cannabis-related bill has passed the Delaware House of Representatives.

House calls for state to let banks finance cannabis businesses

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would help cannabis-related businesses with financing and accounting was passed unanimously by the state House Thursday. House Bill 355, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, provides legal protections for financial institutions and other entities that provide financial or accounting services to cannabis-related businesses that are licensed or registered under Delaware law. It clarifies that banks, credit unions, …

Delaware's four finalists for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (From top left, clockwise: Karen Eller, Brittney Campbell, Carlos Pesquera, Kerry Haley).

4 Delaware teachers finalists for national math, science award

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

In a time where science and math teachers are hard to come by, four of them from the First State have been named finalists for a national award. The four STEM teachers have been picked by the Delaware Department of Education to represent the state for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. That’s the highest recognition …

Sexual assault has been a major problem on college campuses, and House Bill 308 aims to prevent it. (Photo by motortion/Adobe Stock)

College sexual assault prevention training could be required

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A bill aimed at reducing the widespread problem of sexual assault on college campuses soared through the House Education Committee Wednesday. House Bill 308, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton and committee chair, mandates that employees of institutions of higher education and students receive training in sexual assault prevention.  Although the current law makes training available, it has not been …

While most think the financial responsibility training is a good requirement, some believe it doesn't go far enough.

Many happy with mandatory school board finance training bill

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

School board members, who are in large part responsible for the spending decisions of millions of dollars from school districts, could soon be required to undergo financial training. House Bill 312, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton and chair of the House Education Committee, which requires school board members to undergo training in financial responsibility.  Legislators in the Senate Education …

Cape Henlopen's referendum has failed.

Cape Henlopen referendum fails, unofficial results show

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The residents of Cape Henlopen School District have voted down a referendum to raise local taxes in order to generate more local revenue for the district’s operations. “While the result is not what we wanted, we intend to move forward with a positive outlook,” said Superintendent Bob Fulton. “Over the next …

SB 211 now must pass the House to become law, making DIAA adopt javelin as an event.

Bill making javelin a DIAA event moves on, some coaches oppose

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would permit scholastic track and field competitions to include the javelin event passed the Senate Tuesday – although some coaches are not happy with the idea. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, forces the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA-sponsored track and field competitions. The bill passed …

A proposed rebate program could incentives people to purchase EV charging equipment. (Photo by paulynn/Adobe Stock)

Bill would OK using taxpayer $$$ to help Delawareans buy EV chargers

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

After pushback about how Delaware will pay for it, a bill creating a rebate program to help residents buy electric vehicle charging equipment was approved unanimously in a House committee Tuesday. The lower the buyer’s income, the larger the rebate would be, according to House Bill 13, sponsored by Rep. Sophie Phillips, D-Christiana. The bill did not have a financial …

The entire weekend has various events to celebrate Easter with the whole family. (Photo by Freepik.)

Your guide to Easter in Delaware

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

From a Bunny Bonanza in Lewes to egg hunts and special brunches up-and-down the First State, there’s plenty to do this weekend to celebrate the day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calendar, it’s also the unofficial embrace of spring form much of the community. Here’s what to expect: Weather Beautiful …

Principal Bradley Layfield has been fired by the Indian River School District.

All 7 board members agree: Fire Bradley Layfield

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The Indian River School District Board of Education on Thursday voted to uphold the termination of a school principal enmeshed in a scandal involving a video image of a student’s breast. In its private executive meeting Thursday night, the district board voted to uphold its firing of Bradley Layfield, former principal at Sussex Central High School. In response, Layfield’s lawyer, …

Natural, eco-friendly methods of burial have become more popular in recent years. (Photo by CBS News)

Delaware 8th state to legalize natural organic reduction

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

A law that would put Delaware in a class with seven other states offering a unique burial method passed the Senate Thursday. House Bill 162, sponsored by Rep. Sean Lynn, D-Dover, opens the doors for cemeteries to begin offering increasingly-popular natural organic reduction after death. Natural organic reduction is the gentle, respectful process that accelerates the decomposition of human remains …