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Commentary: For Latinos and Hispanics, voting has consequences

By Charito Calvachi-Mateyko As public policies are decided in the halls of the legislature, these become personal matters for Americans of Latino descent. For them, national and local deliberations about immigration, Dreamers, equal rights, health care, education, jobs, housing and the economy are not just policy matters in Dover and Washington, D.C., they are everyday […]

Delaware State News

Commentary: Court packing issues loom supreme in November

By Reid K. Beveridge Many Americans don’t know it, but the U.S. Constitution doesn’t specify how many justices there will be on the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s been nine since 1869. But it started out as five in 1789. One of the big issues in this year’s presidential debates is whether the Democrats, if they […]

Delaware State News

Letter to the Editor: Why Pugh is right for Senate

Craig Pugh is running for the 14th District senatorial seat. I would like to provide some background on Mr. Pugh. Who is Craig Pugh? • He is a fourth-generation resident of Delaware. • He is a third-generation small businessman. • He is a third-generation volunteer firefighter at Leipsic Volunteer Fire Co. • He has been […]

Delaware State News

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Drago for stepping up for Sussex

Thanks to Patricia “Patti” Drago for having the courage to step up as a write-in candidate, so we actually have a competitive race in Sussex County Council’s 3rd District! Patti is a highly qualified candidate who has no party affiliation and no connections to special interests, developers or builders. Her priority is to serve the […]

Delaware State News

Your ballot, your choice

Gov. Larry Hogan grabbed plenty of media attention for announcing that he wrote in Ronald Reagan’s name on his 2020 presidential ballot. Hogan is a Republican who is also a frequent critic of President Donald Trump.

Star Democrat (The)

Letter to the Editor: Murphy vote is one for respect, support

I have known Lee Murphy from kindergarten to present, from Cub Scouts through high school, where Lee was an outstanding athlete and senior class vice president. With a college degree, Lee started as a blue-collar laborer to provide the best for his family. Motivated to succeed, he worked through management, retiring with an outstanding record. […]

Delaware State News

Commentary: Another look at Delaware’s digital learning landscape

By Neil Kirschling Earlier this year, Rodel wrote about how Delaware has approached digital learning during COVID-19. Since then, the state has invested in areas such as access to devices and broadband connectivity and published a feasibility study to further examine the gaps. Digital learning is more relevant than ever, as parents, students and teachers […]

Delaware State News

A time to pivot

The year 2020 has been all about stress and disruption. We all know the sudden and lasting impacts the coronavirus and all the shutdowns, mask orders and closures have had on our communities, everyday life and our economy.

Star Democrat (The)

State of the ship of state, part 1

We are sailing into the future. Many passengers depend on the skill and experience of the captain and first mate. The ocean is angry. The wind blows gale strength and the waves of ten to fifteen feet beat against the…

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