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Ballot security finds NE Republicans at odds
Ballot security finds NE Republicans at odds

In a post-Primary statement, the NEGOP says, “Concern remains at election integrity.”

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Nebraska Governor confident special session will yield comprehensive tax reform

Governor Jim Pillen to call special session sometime between mid-July and the start of the new school year

Ricketts v Blinken over war in Gaza

Ricketts v Blinken over war in Gaza

Nebraska Senator Pete Ricketts this week in a face-off with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, accusing Blinken of, in effect, helping Hamas.

Police investigate high school fight that led to stabbing in Omaha

Police investigate high school fight that led to stabbing in Omaha

Omaha Police are investigating a fight that resulted in the stabbing of a student at Central High School this morning.

Trump trial fallout in Bacon-Vargas race

Trump trial fallout in Bacon-Vargas race

Rep. Don Bacon, Nebraska 2nd District (R): “It’s a distraction, it hurts the President.”

Stothert defends no-vote streetcar: 'That's why they elect us'

Stothert defends no-vote streetcar: 'That's why they elect us'

Stothert has long said no vote is needed because property taxes are not being raised to pay for it.
John Ewing: “I just believe it's too expensive and we should not have done it without a vote of the people when it's that expensive.”

Nebraska ‘exurbs’ outshine suburbs in latest population growth figures

Nebraska ‘exurbs’ outshine suburbs in latest population growth figures

Paul Lambert has long felt he lived in the sweet spot: not too far a drive from the cultural highlights of the state’s largest city, yet far enough away to savor the smaller town lifestyle.

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

Before she became a national champion, Doane University wrestler grappled with depression, doubt

You can still win, coach Dana Vote told his star grappler. 

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

State Treasurer Briese encourages Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' college savings plans

The Nebraska State Treasurer's Office is encouraging Nebraskans to consider 'NEST 529' savings plans to help you pay for post-secondary education.

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Osborn, Dems at odds...and then there's Biden-Trump

Jane Kleeb: Osborn, “Has told the Democratic party that he wants the party’s endorsement.” Adding, Osborn is “going back on his word.”

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

Bacon wins, fence mending next...then Vargas in November

The rematch follows Bacon's win over fellow Republican Dan Frei in Tuesday's Primary.

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Primary voting underway, key races await outcomes

Turnout is expected to be 35 percent.

Bacon-Frei race getting last minute attention

Bacon-Frei race getting last minute attention

Mark Levin: “Don Bacon for Congress, Nebraska 2nd District. There’s some issues that I might disagree with him on but we need that seat.”

Chambers v McKinney: Changing of the guard?

Chambers v McKinney: Changing of the guard?

While the two reportedly have been saying little about the other, McKinney, who has worked to get more than $400 million in federal and state funds to build and rebuild North and South Omaha, says the Legislature needs “more young voices.”

Lots of numbers in Fischer-Osborn race

Lots of numbers in Fischer-Osborn race

Viewed by many as a longshot, Osborn says he’s got numbers to prove he isn’t.

Early voting questions persist

Early voting questions persist

It was just a year ago when the voter ID debate was in full swing that State Sen. Julie Slama—all for Voter ID--wanted an even tougher law.

Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses foster care abuse case against DHHS, expands immunity

Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses foster care abuse case against DHHS, expands immunity

A new Nebraska Supreme Court decision added fuel to some lawmakers’ desire to try again, as early as this year, to increase accountability for child sexual assault and abuse.

Tornadoes: One week and counting

Tornadoes: One week and counting

Damage numbers continue to pile up in several neighborhoods in Elkhorn, Bennington and Blair.

He’s drawn some of America’s most iconic superheroes, Bob Hall isn’t resting on becoming ‘nostalgia’

He’s drawn some of America’s most iconic superheroes, Bob Hall isn’t resting on becoming ‘nostalgia’

When Bob Hall left his home in Lincoln for the bright lights of Manhattan in 1972, he had visions of becoming a Broadway director, not a member of the Mighty Marvel Bullpen.

Pillen: Property tax special session anticipated to start late July

Pillen: Property tax special session anticipated to start late July

According to the Governor, “The Legislature failed to pass any property tax relief in the regular session, but we will finish the job in a special session.” 

Pro-Palestine protest on UNL’s campus

Pro-Palestine protest on UNL’s campus

Students and supporters of Palestine gathered on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus to protest the war in the Middle East.

Scandal plagued operation getting city money, new controversy erupts

Scandal plagued operation getting city money, new controversy erupts

The PACE related scandal included former Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo, who is now in federal prison.

Gov. Jim Pillen surveys eastern Nebraska tornado damage

Gov. Jim Pillen surveys eastern Nebraska tornado damage

Governor Jim Pillen and Colonel John Bolduc flew with the Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Unit today to survey damage caused by tornadoes Friday in eastern Nebraska.

Little-known tax law ready to help tornado victims

Little-known tax law ready to help tornado victims

This all goes back to the massive Nebraska floods of 2019 which left an estimated $3 billion dollars of damage behind.

Power coming back in storm's aftermath, problems as well

Power coming back in storm's aftermath, problems as well

From the moment the tornadoes hit Good Samaritans have poured into Elkhorn and Bennington neighborhoods to help, but there have also been some downsides.

Lincoln, Elkhorn, Bennington twister came with winds at least 135 mph

Lincoln, Elkhorn, Bennington twister came with winds at least 135 mph

Gov. Jim Pillen: "I had a call from the President of the United States, we were out so I did not get it. He left a message, the federal government is here to help us.”

Fire Chief on Omaha tornado: 'Numerous families are going to be devastated'

Fire Chief on Omaha tornado: 'Numerous families are going to be devastated'

Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says as of late Friday afternoon he knew of only two minor injuries.

Midwest tornadoes flatten homes in Nebraska suburbs and leave trails of damage in Iowa

Midwest tornadoes flatten homes in Nebraska suburbs and leave trails of damage in Iowa

A tornado has plowed through suburban Omaha, Nebraska, demolishing homes and businesses as it tore for miles along farmland and into subdivisions.

Severe weather outbreak in eastern Nebraska, Friday afternoon

Severe weather outbreak in eastern Nebraska, Friday afternoon

Supercells drop hail, include funnel clouds and tornadoes

PACE poised to get back in the game

PACE poised to get back in the game

Following a scandal that rocked City Hall last year, Mayor Jean Stothert says the non-profit PACE, Police Athletics for Community Engagement, is turning the page and in line for $50,000.

Zero for 63: In past decade, Omaha police haven’t sided with any resident who formally complained of bias

Zero for 63: In past decade, Omaha police haven’t sided with any resident who formally complained of bias

Omaha police officer Jeffrey Vaughn stepped onto the shoulder of Interstate 80 near Gretna on a mild June 2020 day.

Early voting in gear as primary nears

Early voting in gear as primary nears

Statewide just over 49,000 early ballots have already been cast.

Bacon on Speaker's future: With bigger majority 'we wouldn't have this problem'

Bacon on Speaker's future: With bigger majority 'we wouldn't have this problem'

It’s not clear if or when a vote on Johnson will happen.

Scholarship for Nebraska immigrant students expands

Scholarship for Nebraska immigrant students expands

Immigrant students in Nebraska are benefiting from a scholarship that aims to improve their future.

NE gas prices creeping up

NE gas prices creeping up

The average price of a gallon of gas in Nebraska is currently $3.40 a gallon

‘Large source of mortality’: A look into bird window strikes in Nebraska

‘Large source of mortality’: A look into bird window strikes in Nebraska

Each year upwards of 100 million birds die to collisions and window strikes nationwide

Bacon poll brings questions

Bacon poll brings questions

Bacon is touting a poll of his own, that finds him well ahead, (69-19) 50 points ahead of Frei, some critics call it a push poll, a fraud.

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

Lincoln Southwest defeats Norfolk 1-0 to repeat as HAC Tournament Champions

The Silverhawks, after defeating the Lincoln Southeast Knights on Wednesday 3-2 (OT), traveled back up to Norfolk on Friday for a date with the Panthers, winning 1-0

Omaha park concerns bring pepper balls from police

Omaha park concerns bring pepper balls from police

Police tell us that last weekend officers were called to the park to break up a large and disorderly crowd.

Opera Omaha set for first opera in Spanish, 'El Ultimo Sueño de Diego y Frida'

Opera Omaha set for first opera in Spanish, 'El Ultimo Sueño de Diego y Frida'

Everything is ready for Opera Omaha to premier its first-ever Spanish-language opera in May.

Nebraska Board of Parole to face increased accountability under new law

Nebraska Board of Parole to face increased accountability under new law

Nebraska parole board members will be removed from that paid job if they miss a dozen parole hearing days per year, says a new state law signed by Gov. Jim Pillen this week. 

NU Board of Regents approve alcohol sales for Husker baseball, softball games at Haymarket Park

NU Board of Regents approve alcohol sales for Husker baseball, softball games at Haymarket Park

University of Nebraska Board of Regents met Friday to approve several items, including whether to permit alcohol sales at Haymarket Park for Husker baseball and softball games.

Sexual harassment allegations against CEO plunge Omaha education agency into turmoil

Sexual harassment allegations against CEO plunge Omaha education agency into turmoil

Two members of a metro-area education board have resigned after their colleagues voted to keep an executive linked to sexual harassment allegations while he led a City of Omaha department. 

Pillen: Special session(s) on taxes coming

Pillen: Special session(s) on taxes coming

State Sen. Danielle Conrad, Lincoln (D): “When the governor set the target of achieving a 40% property tax reduction, his plan from December through today was to raise taxes.”

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

Pillen: Special session on property taxes coming

No date has been announced

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

Special session on taxes appearing far more likely

In the cross hairs is Governor Jim Pillen's plan to fix it all.

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

‘You can make magic happen’: NU presidential finalist makes pitch to campuses

During his first fall semester as dean of a medical university in Ohio, Dr. Jeffrey Gold recalls a first-year student seeking to return her iconic white coat hours after receiving it.

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Open Sky on property taxes pay-for: Expand the sales tax base and cut the sales tax rate

Rebecca Firestone: “That's generally good policy. That if you're going to do an expansion to the base you use those revenues in order to reduce the rate.”

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement emphasizes Scott's Law after Ceresco tragedy

Law enforcement around the country conduct high numbers of traffic stops every single day, but each time brings a risk into play, making Scott's Law crucial. 

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Growing UNMC Omaha campus seeks modern student housing option, aims to build six-story project

Responding to a growing demand from students, the University of Nebraska’s main medical training campus is diving into new territory: building new on-campus student housing.

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Ricketts, GOP battle Senate Dems over Mayorkas impeachment trial

Despite Ricketts plea for a Senate trial, there is no indication that the Democratic controlled Senate would convict Mayorkas.

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop on Highway 77

An officer died on Highway 77 when a car collided with his vehicle during a traffic stop on Friday night.

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

The priority candidate for University of Nebraska president is making his case to the public.

Larry The Cable Guy enters bull in Lincoln PBR event

Larry The Cable Guy enters bull in Lincoln PBR event

Nebraska's own Larry The Cable Guy is getting involved in Lincoln's Professional Bull Riding event this weekend. 

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

A week’s worth of winner-take all here in Nebraska, with a national audience watching, ends right where it started, plenty of noise but no action, not yet.

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

For teenagers of the 1980s, Omaha offered little to do on warm summer nights. 

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

According to the administration, last year while increasing state aid to schools by $324 million, the state imposed a so-called “soft cap” on school districts, school budgets only able to increase by more than 3 percent if the board approved.

UNL students, faculty continue work on Reller Prairie

UNL students, faculty continue work on Reller Prairie

Since 2019, students and professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been working to restore Reller Prairie in the Martell area of rural Lancaster County.

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Nebraskans will soon have the chance to interact with the priority candidate for president of the University of Nebraska.

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

All the tax talk and frustration are building.

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Some were in line 2-hours early, told that this year’s race for the White House is going to be close, possibly boiling down to one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes.

'Frida Kahlo and the Blue House' at Museo Latino in Omaha

'Frida Kahlo and the Blue House' at Museo Latino in Omaha

People in Omaha can now get a glimpse of the house of where acclaimed painter Frida Kahlo lived most of her life. 

Bacon hits Vargas over 'bathroom bill'

Bacon hits Vargas over 'bathroom bill'

The bill failed, in large part because two of Congressman Don Bacon’s fellow Republicans, State Senators Merv Riepe and Tom Brandt wouldn’t go along.

PBR set to return to Lincoln next week

PBR set to return to Lincoln next week

Professional Bull Riding is set to make a return to the Cornhusker state next week. 

Filibuster kills 'Bathroom Bill'

Filibuster kills 'Bathroom Bill'

Backers of the bill coming up 2 votes short needed to stop a heated filibuster.