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Science rebuked. Progress stalled. Ethics ignored. Power abused. These are the hallmarks of Scott Pruitt’s EPA administration and, frankly, the Trump Administration. But while we fight against Scott Pruitt’s EPA administration, we need to stay focused on what we’re fighting for. For a moment, just imagine that it’s the year 2050. Every country on Earth […]

We are all grown-ups here. We shouldn’t be afraid of scientific descriptors or commonly used nouns and adjectives. This is especially true when we talk or write about science. We can’t afford to be unclear or imprecise. The Trump administration obviously disagrees. They have given the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a list of seven […]

There is an enduring classic Woody Guthrie song that most of us learn when we are children. It’s called ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ It remains one of our county’s most recognizable folk songs because it evokes America’s iconic landscapes. The song reminds us that our treasured national parks and monuments are permanently intertwined in […]

Under the cover of night, when few Americans were watching or following along online, Republicans pushed a tax bill through the Senate without even giving members the time they needed to know what they were voting on. I’ve been a member of the Senate Finance Committee for nine years, but I’ve never seen such departure […]

President Trump has done it again. He’s nominated another diehard supporter of the fossil fuel industry to a top environmental post in the government. He tapped Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality — but White has been very vocal about her anti-science stances. In the past, she’s compared “people […]

Every Republican attempt to the repeal the Affordable Care Act failed. This was not a surprise considering Republicans insisted on writing their own health care legislation in secret, without any input from Democrats or the public. When Americans stood up and made it known they would not support a plan that cost millions of people […]

U.S. Senator Tom Carper has worked for more than thirty years to bring back the “true meaning of Christmas” through his very own toy story.

He and his wife made their annual holiday trip to Milford Sunday afternoon to celebrate the season and collect toys for the Toys for Tots program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

“We’ve been hosting the reception for over 30 years. It’s a source of great joy and we find it’s a great source of joy for the people that come and bring toys,” he said.

With the end of summer still a couple months away, the First State Community Action Agency is giving some households a way to beat the heat.

Sussex and Kent county residents can qualify for a free window air conditioner through the group’s Summer Cooling Assistance Program. Applications will be taken from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 308 N. Railroad Ave. in Georgetown and on July 21 at 655 S. Bay Road, Suite 4J, in Dover. Applications also will be taken by appointment.