Closing the "Charleston Loophole" for Gun Background Checks
22 in 22 Challenge for Vets
Investing in Delaware's Parks
Honoring Fallen Officers
Ending Mandatory Juvenile Shackling


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Acknowledging that computer science skills are a valuable asset in a 21st century job market, Rep. Debra Heffernan has crafted legislation that would require all public and charter high schools to offer at least one computer science course.


After successfully defending all 25 seats in last week’s election, the House Democratic Caucus returned Reps. Pete Schwartzkopf, Valerie Longhurst and John Viola to their leadership posts for the 149th General Assembly on Monday night.


You have heard the troubling statistic before: one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college. The vast majority of these crimes are never reported. These are statistical facts that we and many others have been trying to change across the country and here in Delaware.

We have seen many changes to the Route 1 corridor in the past few years. We are fortunate that our communities are a destination for millions of visitors each year, but those visitors also create challenges for us. The most obvious is the increase in traffic as we are no longer a secret to the outside world. Since my time as Delaware State Police Troop 7 commander, I have seen the steady increase of traffic along Route 1, and what that’s meant for people walking and biking along the road. The increased traffic not only brings congestion but an increased danger for pedestrians and cyclists traveling along a very busy Route 1.