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Recent articles by Randall:

Plaintiffs' attorneys take aim at Boy Scouts' `dark history'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy... → Read More

Ex-inmate acquitted in fatal prison riot back in custody

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former prison inmate who was accused of leading a fatal riot at Delaware’s maximum-security prison but acquitted on all charges is back behind bars. Authorities at Howard R. Young prison in Wilmington took custody of 33-year-old Roman Shankaras shortly after 5:30 p. m. Saturday after he was arrested by Wilmington police. → Read More

Delaware lawmakers reintroduce bill to legalize marijuana

The bill introduced Thursday is aimed at eliminating the black market for pot. → Read More

“A negative connotation”: Illegal Pete’s name leaves bad taste with Delaware officials

A popular Colorado-based restaurant company is suing Delaware officials in federal court over their refusal to allow it to convert to a Delaware limited liability company. → Read More

Lawmakers fast-track bond authority for community college

After putting the brakes on controversial legislation to impose a statewide property tax to benefit Delaware's community college system, Democratic lawmakers are trying to ram through a plan to achieve the same goal through the legislative budget process. → Read More

Delaware lawmakers eye same-day registration, early voting

Proposals to allow early voting and same-day registration have passed their first hurdles in Delaware's legislature. → Read More

Delaware lawmakers eye criminal justice reform proposals

Delaware lawmakers are proposing a wide range of criminal justice reform measures aimed at modernizing sentencing, protecting the rights of juvenile offenders and reducing barriers to employment for criminals released from prison. → Read More

Judge mulls arguments over mansion in Saudi royals’ divorce

A Delaware judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Saudi prince in a dispute with his ex-wife over their Beverly Hills mansion. → Read More

Police reviewing traffic stop in which officer drew gun

Delaware State Police say they're reviewing a traffic stop in which a trooper is seen on cellphone video pulling a gun on the driver. → Read More

Health care task force recommends state individual mandate

A state task force headed by Democratic lawmakers is recommending that Delaware establish an individual mandate to bolster the financial stability of the state's Affordable Care Act program. → Read More

Politicians, community leaders vouch for convicted bank exec

Former governors, lawmakers, community leaders and a former owner of the Philadelphia Phillies are among scores of Delawareans vouching for a former bank president facing years in prison for fraud and conspiracy. → Read More

Carney vetoes 2 tax bills sponsored by fellow Democrats

Gov. John Carney has vetoed two tax bills sponsored by fellow Democrats. → Read More

Trial begins for inmates in fatal Delaware prison riot

PRISON RIOT TRIAL: Inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Delaware's maximum-security prison, rioted Feb. 1 last year, killing prison guard Steven Floyd → Read More

Carper wins, antiestablishment wave ebbs in Delaware

Longtime U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware easily fended off a Democratic primary challenge Thursday from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave that hoped to move the party farther to the left. → Read More

Carper wins, antiestablishment wave ebbs in Delaware

U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has easily fended off a challenge from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave of young activists hoping to move the Democratic Party farther to the left. → Read More

Incumbent Carper fends off rival in Delaware Senate primary

Incumbent Tom Carper has won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Delaware fending off liberal challenger. → Read More

Papa John's founder suing his pizza chain for records

John Schnatter says he wants access to Papa John's records because of the 'unexplained and heavy-handed way' he was treated. → Read More

Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is suing to gain access to the company's books and records after resigning this month amid reports that he used a racial slur during a media training session. → Read More

Survivor blames officials for Delaware prison riot

Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year.For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 20 → Read More

Delaware Senate approves $1 minimum wage increase

The Democrat-led state Senate has narrowly passed a bill raising Delaware's minimum wage after barely defeating similar legislation earlier this year. → Read More