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Delaware Governor Lifts Partial State of Emergency

From the Office of the Governor: Governor Markell Announces Lifting of Limited State of Emergency in Sussex County Wilmington, DE – Governor Jack Markell announced this evening that he has lifted the Limited State of Emergency for Sussex County that had been imposed Saturday as Tropical Storm Hermine approached the Mid-Atlantic region. See the Governor's full order lifting the State of Emergency below. Hermine brought rain, moderate winds, and localized flooding during high tide to Delaware's coastal region. However, the storm track has continued to keep the system off the coast and it is not expected to bring additional rain or damaging wind to the First State. Members of the public should be mindful that higher than normal water levels at high tide will continue to be experienced along the coast and lower Delaware Bay communities through at least Tuesday morning and with Read more

Delaware Governor’s Statement re: Syrian Refugees

In response to a Midlantic Dispatch inquiry, Press Secretary to Delaware Governor, Jack Markell has issued the following statement: The Governor supports the President's decision to provide asylum for refugees in the United States. It is unfortunate that anyone would use the tragic events in Paris to send a message that we do not understand the plight of these refugees, ignoring the fact that the people we are talking about are fleeing the perpetrators of terror. The safety of our citizens is always a top concern. And while any security system can always be improved, the federal refugee review system has the highest level of security checks of any traveler to American shores, including biometric and biographic checks and in-person overseas interviews by federal officials trained to ensure the applicant is a bona fide refugee and not a security risk. That system involves multiple agencies, Read more

Did IPoD Deke Their Members?

Beth Miller of the News Journal just broke a story on the IPoD's Nomination of Mike Protack for Governor of Delaware. Liz Allen for a couple of days now on various blogs has been commenting on how Mr. Protack's nomination was not factual. Mr. Protack did rebut that once, but has generally laid low. Now we know why.  It appears, per Beth Miller's article, that the IPoD trustees met, considered their meeting their party convention, and nominated Mr. Protack. The papers were filed as well, making him their official candidate. If you read Beth Miller's article, you will see Liz Allen's contempt that the party membership was not notified of this "convention." That is all I have now. I have my sources (yes, I am serious) reaching out for further comment to others not mentioned in this article by Beth Miller. If comment is made, we will provide it. Until then, consider this. Is it any wonder Read more