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Donation keeps doors open for Lincoln refugee program

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:01:42 GMT

Nebraska's largest refugee resettlement program will be able to keep its Lincoln and Omaha doors open thanks to a donation by a couple who advocates for refugees.

Nebraska humane society assists animals with special needs

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:21:27 GMT

Dex whimpers, using all his furry might to use his back legs to go forward. He wants to walk on all fours like he once did.

Veterans group, American Legion, shrinking in Nebraska

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:35:08 GMT

He returned from the Pacific with a bullet hole in his gut and shrapnel scars on his hips and shins.

Public and private attorneys fight over Omaha murder case

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:55:52 GMT

An Omaha judge's order for collaboration between the publicly appointed and privately retained attorneys for a man convicted of quadruple-murder is facing difficulties as the attorneys continue to argue with each other.

Cellmate of strangled Nebraska prisoner charged with murder

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:14:52 GMT

The cellmate of a man fatally attacked last week at a troubled Nebraska prison has been charged in the case, state prosecutors said Friday.

Fisherman rescued from lake in south-central Nebraska

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:30:02 GMT

Authorities say firefighters and a canoeist have rescued a fisherman whose boat went down in a south-central Nebraska lake.

Dismissal pending for Iow State Navy ROTC student accused of lying

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:23:58 GMT

The Iowa State University Navy ROTC has recommended the dismissal of a "highly regarded" midshipmen who it said lied about drinking alcohol and getting into a physical altercation over the summer. In an interview, the midshipman's father contended the July 4, 2016, fight began after another man sexually assaulted his son by tapping his genitals with a beer bottle at an outdoor party in Nebraska.

Nebraska panel advances voter ID constitutional amendment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:33:44 GMT

The Government, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee voted 5-2 along party lines Thursday to endorse the amendment sponsored by Sen. John Murante of Gretna. It now heads to the full Legislature for debate.

The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:41 GMT

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party. It may not seem the most likely role for the slightly stooped, white-haired, 75-year-old Vermont senator.

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts turns to public to pitch tax plan

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:36:55 GMT

Over the last few months, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has pushed a tax reform bill that he believes is the answer to taking the tax burden off all taxpayers in the state. LB461, better known as the 2017 Nebraska Taxpayer Reform Act, is a multi-part package that Governor Ricketts says will provide tax relief for all Nebraskans.

Notice of Hearing - Nebraska Public Service Commission

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:47:35 GMT

NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 300 The Atrium, 1200 N Street P.O. Box 94927 Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4927 NOTICE OP-0003: In the Matter of the Application of TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., Calgary, Alberta, seeking authority for Route Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Pursuant to the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act. The Nebraska Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska beginning on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CDT and continuing through Friday, August 11, 2017.

Lawmakers Dismisses Nebraska Senator's Residency Challenge

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:16:42 GMT

The leader of the committee that investigated whether Sen. Ernie Chambers lived outside his north Omaha district told lawmakers Thursday that Chambers' challenger failed to prove his case. Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse says Chambers has been registered to vote in the district since 1960.

Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close, but appeal planned

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:17:59 GMT

Native activists Bryan Brewer and Frank LaMere listen as a second of three Nebraska Liquor Control commissioners spoke against approving license applications for the four beer sellers in Whiteclay before taking a final vote to deny the applications on Wednesday.

2017 Drama League Nominations Announced: Laura Osnes, Daniel Radcliffe & More Receive Nods

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:35:40 GMT

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced April 19 at a ceremony hosted by Tony Award winners Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth at Sardi's Restaurant.

Nebraska senators debate lethal injection secrecy bill

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:02:15 GMT

A proposal that would let Nebraska officials hide the identities of lethal injection suppliers drew criticism Wednesday from death penalty opponents but support from lawmakers who say the state needs it to resume executions. It was unclear whether the bill had enough support to overcome a filibuster, but the senator who introduced it said he believes he has a decent chance to advance it through the Legislature.

Test time for juniors across Nebraska

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:59:13 GMT

Armed with a plastic bag full of pencils, erasers and a granola bar, Adams Central junior Sophia Conant was ready to take the ACT test.

Nebraska lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:59:12 GMT

Senators began debate on the measure Wednesday but are unlikely to vote unless supporters prove they have at least 33 votes to end a filibuster. Opponents of the measure say scientists, not lawmakers, should approve drugs.