Nebraska State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/OL5ORW4FKN/feeder Nebraska State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 13:19:05 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Testimony recap: Our opposition to LR3CA https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210217-lr3ca-testimony-recap/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20210217-lr3ca-testimony-recap Civic Nebraska urn:uuid:f574a3aa-707a-9562-22ad-5c4804dd2a8f Wed, 17 Feb 2021 23:28:43 +0000 <p>Somehow, voter ID has become exempt from the scrutiny lawmakers typically give to public policy questions. On Feb., 17, Director of Public Policy Westin Miller encouraged state senators to look deeper.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210217-lr3ca-testimony-recap/">Testimony recap: Our opposition to LR3CA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org">Civic Nebraska</a>.</p> <p><em>On Feb. 17, 2021, Director of Public Policy Westin Miller gave the following testimony to the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Legislature. The proposal in question is LR3CA, a proposal that would institute a voter ID requirement on Nebraska voters. Civic Nebraska opposes LR3CA.</em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I had some prepared remarks – basically a repeat of <a href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/5-questions-to-ask-about-lr292ca/">last year’s testimony</a> in which I encouraged you to ask five questions about voter ID; questions you can and should ask about any policy: </span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is there a real problem?</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is there evidence your policy solves the problem?</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you spending money?</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">If so, is this the most effective use of taxpayer dollars right now?</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is your bill written in the most effective and responsible form? </span></em></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Those questions are really important to answer. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But I wanted to spend my brief time addressing the support you’re hearing for this bill. Much of this discussion is, always, about whether voter ID laws disproportionately affect certain voting groups – voters of color, older voters, rural voters, students, voters with disabilities, and so on. </span></p> <figure id="attachment_21497" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-21497" style="width: 365px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-21497" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210217-GovtComte-WMiller-001-600x338.png" alt="" width="375" height="211" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210217-GovtComte-WMiller-001-600x338.png 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210217-GovtComte-WMiller-001-768x432.png 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210217-GovtComte-WMiller-001.png 853w" sizes="(max-width: 375px) 100vw, 375px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-21497" class="wp-caption-text">NET</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Two things I’d like to say about that. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">First, I believe that the experts on what affects Black voters in Nebraska are Black voters in Nebraska. I believe the experts on what impacts Nebraskans living with disabilities are Nebraskans living with disabilities. The experts on what affects older voters in Garden County are older voters in Garden County. I defer to them. I’d encourage this committee to do the same. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Second, as was made clear today, this discussion is so consistent and so prominent in voter ID debates that supporters have begun using “this bill isn’t racist” as an argument for why you should pass the bill. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let’s just pretend, for a second, to grant that argument. Voter ID laws aren’t racist, <em>poof</em>. OK. I also don’t believe that voter ID laws will lead to the spread of coronavirus. I don’t believe that voter ID laws will threaten your second amendment rights. I don’t believe voter ID laws will lead to an increase in gas prices. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#8230; None of those things make this a good bill. It just makes it not-terrible for those specific reasons. But this committee and this body doesn’t make laws just because they “aren’t terrible.” You pass laws because they’re good laws. And good laws have proven, strong answers to the five questions I asked earlier. LR3CA doesn’t. A massive voter study was conducted in 2019 concluded, and I’m quoting: “Voter ID laws have no effect on fraud, either actual or perceived.” Actual or perceived. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">People who are worried about voter fraud feel just as worried about it after a voter ID law is passed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Voter ID has somehow become exempt from the scrutiny we normally give to public policy questions, and I’d encourage you to ask these questions today. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thank you for your time.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-15110" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/bee-small-2020.jpg" alt="" width="50" height="52" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/voting-rights">Learn more about Civic Nebraska&#8217;s Voting Rights Initiatives</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210217-lr3ca-testimony-recap/">Testimony recap: Our opposition to LR3CA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org">Civic Nebraska</a>.</p> 'Not for party, but for people': Groups ask senators to remove partisanship from redistricting https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/not-for-party-but-for-people-groups-ask-senators-to-remove-partisanship-from-redistricting/article_6a7842d7-9c22-5309-ab9c-5c4c5428e400.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:29f9bc9b-1aab-ae3c-db09-9c9d27b34482 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:00:00 +0000 A state senator warned that if the legislative process is "perceived to be tainted," it may provide impetus for a commission model similar to that already adopted by a number of states. Lawmakers to schedule hearings with public power, natural gas companies following blackouts https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lawmakers-to-schedule-hearings-with-public-power-natural-gas-companies-following-blackouts/article_16f4787f-68eb-58eb-98d4-75926715d79c.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:e5a993c7-bd9e-3ec9-5c13-bd77db3062fd Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:40:00 +0000 “It’s affected thousands and thousands of people across the state,” Sen. Bruce Bostelman said. “I think it’s just prudent for us to bring them in and ask the questions.” Rodeo coach will be remembered for 'impact he had on people both inside and outside of the rodeo arena' https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/rodeo-coach-will-be-remembered-for-impact-he-had-on-people-both-inside-and-outside/article_39709cf6-a5c8-56f1-b23b-a1aa386b5d9a.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:402730d1-589d-398d-0541-dfe0bd92a64a Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:15:00 +0000 Garrett Nokes, a longtime rodeo cowboy who coached the rodeo team at Mid-Plains Community College, died Sunday. NSAA to meet with Norfolk school officials following reports of racial slurs at recent game https://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/basketball/girls/nsaa-to-meet-with-norfolk-school-officials-following-reports-of-racial-slurs-at-recent-game/article_89e9b7f0-fb89-51c8-8360-1291db938383.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:720992f1-cc57-4f39-87b7-9fa5b1382a94 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:55:00 +0000 NSAA director Jay Bellar said some Norfolk cheerleaders heard the inappropriate comments and sought out the Northwest team to apologize. Ricketts calls blackouts 'completely unacceptable' as threat scaled back in Lincoln, elsewhere in Nebraska https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/ricketts-calls-blackouts-completely-unacceptable-as-threat-scaled-back-in-lincoln-elsewhere-in-nebraska/article_7260472e-d08d-58f8-8e8a-25086087a72d.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:3f1f894f-fd20-1223-0735-c32969214dcf Wed, 17 Feb 2021 20:05:00 +0000 The governor said power providers "have become too dependent on intermittent sources of energy or sources of energy that you cannot store on site, and that's why we're having problems being able to meet the energy demands." Spill from troubled Mead ethanol plant traveled 4 miles in waterways, state says https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/spill-from-troubled-mead-ethanol-plant-traveled-4-miles-in-waterways-state-says/article_b2cd27a1-643d-5c99-befe-fe8cffeff80e.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:52655f2b-8afa-e87e-13ff-16ec6358cf17 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:10:00 +0000 A frozen pipe on a 4 million gallon tank at AltEn burst last week, releasing a combination of manure and thin stillage -- a byproduct of ethanol manufacturing -- that traveled more than 4 miles downstream, according to state officials. Keith County GOP votes to censure Sen. Ben Sasse https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/keith-county-gop-votes-to-censure-sen-ben-sasse/article_b5aec308-ad86-5340-a806-9e890d881954.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:47c1cff1-d7f5-e281-e2b2-486d81d9d17f Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:30:00 +0000 The GOP State Central Committee meeting is now scheduled for Feb. 27 after being postponed because of weather. Watch Now: Ricketts gives updates on Nebraska vaccination efforts https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-now-ricketts-gives-updates-on-nebraska-vaccination-efforts/article_25b8edd2-199f-5c8c-ac7d-b67dba5c2160.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:6ae8375f-0b02-7a9c-74ab-12b1b5bc8674 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:40:00 +0000 Gov. Pete Ricketts holds a news conference Wednesday about the state's fight against coronavirus. Omaha police arrest woman who walked away from Lincoln prison https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/omaha-police-arrest-woman-who-walked-away-from-lincoln-prison/article_9635f3c6-13c6-5a2b-aaad-4fdc786b76bb.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:099a3e18-e246-121d-791b-ae76d758534d Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:50:00 +0000 Anna Berg faces new charges related to criminal impersonation, presenting false identification to a law enforcement officer and driving with a suspended license. Nebraska bull sells for $900K, setting record for second-highest-selling Angus in history https://journalstar.com/agriculture/nebraska-bull-sells-for-900k-setting-record-for-second-highest-selling-angus-in-history/article_b1bf8358-da9f-5117-b5f5-596707d50a47.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:741ed7ab-9d92-6b56-3ebe-3590d31e67c4 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:40:00 +0000 His owner described the bull raised at Poss Angus Ranch near Scotia as "the ideal Angus bull." New Durham exhibit showcases the history and science of the guitar https://journalstar.com/entertainment/music/new-durham-exhibit-showcases-the-history-and-science-of-the-guitar/article_d2b46200-446e-5515-9060-851a8b8d91f3.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:53b9511a-c721-4b2e-bf25-59610fe41be1 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:30:00 +0000 "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World," an exhibit with more than 70 guitars at the Durham Museum, teaches about things like sound waves and how the instruments are engineered. Robert Holts, last of Nebraska's Tuskegee Airmen, dies in Bellevue https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/robert-holts-last-of-nebraskas-tuskegee-airmen-dies-in-bellevue/article_3a5aff6d-6c8f-50e5-9c5f-cd470799aa34.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:8bbd4b96-092b-01b5-d0d5-132900e5f4ce Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:10:00 +0000 The North Omaha youth joined the still-segregated U.S. Army in November 1942. He wound up a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Nebraska State Penitentiary would house lower-risk inmates under Corrections plan https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/nebraska-state-penitentiary-would-house-lower-risk-inmates-under-corrections-plan/article_c869919d-29ed-5e33-9ae6-5fd3286b21bd.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:b1132e3e-ced0-8482-ee50-3bb4590d935b Wed, 17 Feb 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Corrections officials have said the penitentiary, built in 1869, is nearing the end of its useful life and will need significant upgrades regardless of whether lawmakers approve a new prison. NU, state colleges make the case for more state funding https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/nu-state-colleges-make-the-case-for-more-state-funding/article_e0a816cf-dde4-53d1-8d59-9969cbd00f57.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:7d96d05a-32cb-5224-40da-056abc1a6a38 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:45:00 +0000 The Legislature's Appropriations Committee recommended a 2% increase in each of the next two years for the University of Nebraska, as well as a 3% increase to the Nebraska State College System over the biennium. NU asks state lawmakers for help addressing '$800M challenge' of aging buildings https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/nu-asks-state-lawmakers-for-help-addressing-800m-challenge-of-aging-buildings/article_a5f9df73-bb06-5e1e-8e1a-83808d5708eb.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:e2ed3b7d-030a-91f3-8a35-7c5489a38d34 Wed, 17 Feb 2021 01:00:00 +0000 State Sen. John Stinner introduced a bill (LB588) that would extend a deferred maintenance program through 2062 to help the University of Nebraska renovate and replace aging buildings on its campuses. Biden team looking to block Medicaid work requirements in Nebraska https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/biden-team-looking-to-block-medicaid-work-requirements-in-nebraska/article_901f171b-4af4-582e-9455-f3cdefe0819f.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:48bfb45e-e4f4-c01d-fccb-6bcd5f9bc83f Tue, 16 Feb 2021 22:10:00 +0000 The Trump administration accepted Nebraska's plan for work requirements and other rules for people to get full benefits as the state expands Medicaid. But the Biden administration says: 'Not so fast.' Holdrege man dies after vehicle collides with a ambulance in Harlan County https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/holdrege-man-dies-after-vehicle-collides-with-a-ambulance-in-harlan-county/article_9c309791-3369-5d86-9c53-37cb931343be.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:9ff5d066-0c50-4865-2767-e0378ca03689 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000 The driver and passenger of the ambulance both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital, but a Holdrege man died following the crash. Nebraska ranks 33rd in rate of administering virus shots https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/nebraska-ranks-33rd-in-rate-of-administering-virus-shots/article_bf2cc298-b6e1-50a9-be7b-c53fe7b243a2.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:c9351b1c-2472-7c13-decd-4f8717d45ae1 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 20:10:00 +0000 Lincoln Dr. Bob Rauner said the state should be distributing the vaccines faster. “We need to speed our rollout up,” he said. Show your support for voting rights! https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210216-show-support-voting-rights/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=20210216-show-support-voting-rights Civic Nebraska urn:uuid:f5116ba6-1f44-5e10-0216-2b8a79da48c5 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 19:47:09 +0000 <p>Voter ID is back at the Nebraska Legislature. Show everyone in your social network that disenfranchisement is NOT a Nebraska value. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210216-show-support-voting-rights/">Show your support for voting rights!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org">Civic Nebraska</a>.</p> <div data-elementor-type="wp-post" data-elementor-id="21329" class="elementor elementor-21329" data-elementor-settings="[]"> <div class="elementor-inner"> <div class="elementor-section-wrap"> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-929c928 elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="929c928" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-059348a" data-id="059348a" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-2d246b7 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="2d246b7" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6>On Feb. 17, the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Legislature will hear testimony on LR3CA, a proposed constitutional amendment to bring voter ID to Nebraska. We encourage you to tell our state senators to reject this harmful initiative. <a href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/20210208-voterid-on-schedule/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Here are details about how you can do so</a>. You can also share your support for voting rights in your social networks with these digital posters. 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</div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-a53b3d6 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="a53b3d6" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6 style="text-align: center;">1080 x 1080<br />Instagram</h6></div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-82576c8 elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="82576c8" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img width="1024" height="1024" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-1024x1024.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-600x600.jpg 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210216-NO-TO-002-i.jpg 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-354a3cb elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="354a3cb" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-bead114" data-id="bead114" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-60d3b5d elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern elementor-widget-divider--view-line elementor-widget elementor-widget-divider" data-id="60d3b5d" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="divider.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-divider" style="--divider-pattern-url: url(&quot;data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns=&#039;http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&#039; preserveAspectRatio=&#039;none&#039; overflow=&#039;visible&#039; height=&#039;100%&#039; viewBox=&#039;0 0 20 16&#039; fill=&#039;none&#039; stroke=&#039;black&#039; stroke-width=&#039;1&#039; stroke-linecap=&#039;square&#039; stroke-miterlimit=&#039;10&#039;%3E%3Cg transform=&#039;translate(-12.000000, 0)&#039;%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M28,0L10,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M18,0L0,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M48,0L30,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M38,0L20,18&#039;/%3E%3C/g%3E%3C/svg%3E&quot;);"> <span class="elementor-divider-separator"> </span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-d120a10 elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="d120a10" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-97cb19a" data-id="97cb19a" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-bb5645f elementor-widget elementor-widget-heading" data-id="bb5645f" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="heading.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <h2 class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Let People Vote</h2> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-32d9063 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="32d9063" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6 style="text-align: center;">1200 x 630<br />Facebook, Twitter</h6></div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-f507b6f elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="f507b6f" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img width="1024" height="538" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-001-f-grn-1024x538.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-001-f-grn-1024x538.jpg 1024w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-001-f-grn-600x315.jpg 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-001-f-grn-768x403.jpg 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-001-f-grn.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-2fb31dd elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="2fb31dd" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6 style="text-align: center;">1080 x 1080<br />Instagram</h6></div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-aa6584e elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="aa6584e" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img width="1024" height="1024" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-1024x1024.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-600x600.jpg 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-smashvoterid-002-i-grn.jpg 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-525413e elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="525413e" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-b72faed" data-id="b72faed" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-c014de4 elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern elementor-widget-divider--view-line elementor-widget elementor-widget-divider" data-id="c014de4" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="divider.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-divider" style="--divider-pattern-url: url(&quot;data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns=&#039;http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&#039; preserveAspectRatio=&#039;none&#039; overflow=&#039;visible&#039; height=&#039;100%&#039; viewBox=&#039;0 0 20 16&#039; fill=&#039;none&#039; stroke=&#039;black&#039; stroke-width=&#039;1&#039; stroke-linecap=&#039;square&#039; stroke-miterlimit=&#039;10&#039;%3E%3Cg transform=&#039;translate(-12.000000, 0)&#039;%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M28,0L10,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M18,0L0,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M48,0L30,18&#039;/%3E%3Cpath d=&#039;M38,0L20,18&#039;/%3E%3C/g%3E%3C/svg%3E&quot;);"> <span 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Constitution</h2> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-5813091 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="5813091" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6 style="text-align: center;">1200 x 630<br />Facebook, Twitter</h6></div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-e600632 elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="e600632" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img width="1024" height="538" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-001-1024x538.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-001-1024x538.jpg 1024w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-001-600x315.jpg 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-001-768x403.jpg 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-001.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-82ed187 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="82ed187" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><h6 style="text-align: center;">1080 x 1080<br />Instagram</h6></div> </div> </div> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-dc5bf37 elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="dc5bf37" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img width="1024" height="1024" src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-1024x1024.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-600x600.jpg 600w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/20210215-nebconst-003-i-blu.jpg 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-15ddadd elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="15ddadd" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-b026390" data-id="b026390" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-ab0f501 elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern elementor-widget-divider--view-line elementor-widget elementor-widget-divider" data-id="ab0f501" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="divider.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-divider" style="--divider-pattern-url: url(&quot;data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg 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class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-9f7cf06" data-id="9f7cf06" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-1aaece1 elementor-widget elementor-widget-heading" data-id="1aaece1" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="heading.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <h2 class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Rescue Democracy</h2> </div> < State senators expected to have budget to review by end of March https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/state-senators-expected-to-have-budget-to-review-by-end-of-march/article_e5cbed6c-973a-523b-8704-51d9aa94a529.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:6a6c868d-b01f-156b-0055-982067023216 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 19:35:00 +0000 Among 23 bills receiving first-round approval at the morning session was a proposal that seeks to assure that schools continue to receive their allocated state school aid despite changes in school operations resulting from the pandemic. Be sure to look for your tax form if you received unemployment in 2020 https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/be-sure-to-look-for-your-tax-form-if-you-received-unemployment-in-2020/article_0ee305e6-a9a0-59ee-91fc-72fe1342342f.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:5fd06189-75dc-76bc-3a1b-1cc768472d2f Tue, 16 Feb 2021 18:50:00 +0000 Any individual who received a 1099-G from the Labor Department, but did not file an unemployment claim, should report suspected fraud. Legislature advances bill raising tuition credit for members of the Armed Forces reserves https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/legislature-advances-bill-raising-tuition-credit-for-members-of-the-armed-forces-reserves/article_bb58dcb7-3e6e-5b4e-9607-69915e19f3b1.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:ad9b002c-bda6-f5fa-af67-3af1d2fe17ce Tue, 16 Feb 2021 18:00:00 +0000 The bill (LB4), from Sen. Tom Briese of Albion, would raise the tuition credit for reservists enrolled in public colleges and universities in the state from 50% to 75%. Rolling blackouts paused for now as temperatures rebound from minus 31 in Lincoln https://journalstar.com/news/local/rolling-blackouts-paused-for-now-as-temperatures-rebound-from-minus-31-in-lincoln/article_bbe4042b-12b2-584c-bc07-c37f08286639.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:ad2e1fca-08e5-ffdd-1b89-25d1d328a6ae Tue, 16 Feb 2021 13:50:00 +0000 From about 6:45 a.m. until blackouts were paused at about 10:15 a.m., roughly 44,000 LES customers went without power at some point Tuesday. Sasse defends vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/sasse-defends-vote-to-convict-trump-in-impeachment-trial/article_af82fc0e-30e3-5971-80d5-5a5a94026c4f.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:4ccc227f-2d9c-c627-2cd4-491b255da242 Mon, 15 Feb 2021 22:30:00 +0000 "The Republican Party is not about one guy," Sasse said. Green outlines 'grand challenges' for UNL to tackle in state of the university address https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/green-outlines-grand-challenges-for-unl-to-tackle-in-state-of-the-university-address/article_9c552587-161a-58cb-9898-57a082a4e34b.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:7e2d26b4-b561-9fad-2f89-cb56cc3bd084 Mon, 15 Feb 2021 22:15:00 +0000 In his annual address, UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said while the university could have spent the year simply treading water, campus leaders and faculty "continued to chart a strategic path forward." Highway project will wipe out unofficial access point to Dismal River in Sandhills https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/highway-project-will-wipe-out-unofficial-access-point-to-dismal-river-in-sandhills/article_dcced501-a81f-554d-8a1f-4bb77ec39714.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:0547b873-6c5d-746f-4c49-31c53b33b38b Mon, 15 Feb 2021 22:00:00 +0000 A highway project will soon remove a popular turnout where vehicles could park and drop off watercraft for a trip down the swift-moving river, though an official said alternatives are being explored. Lights stay on – for now – as Lincoln prepares for another frigid night https://journalstar.com/news/local/lights-stay-on-for-now-as-lincoln-prepares-for-another-frigid-night/article_e401e0a1-2eb0-5c3c-8f30-37582cdc5b0e.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:187e46c2-5a17-7487-a2b0-5ddbe0750b5c Mon, 15 Feb 2021 20:00:00 +0000 LES cut off power to about 2,500 people Monday afternoon and said further blackouts could be necessary. Dog euthanized after Nebraska baby dies from head trauma https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/dog-euthanized-after-nebraska-baby-dies-from-head-trauma/article_08db5b0a-89e1-54d0-8ccb-7384156dad1f.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:3aafaf42-e4fa-9162-d269-ae332035f8de Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:30:00 +0000 Officials said the dog had no known aggressive behavior prior to the infant’s death. Fair redistricting in Nebraska https://www.civicnebraska.org/fair-redistricting-in-nebraska/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fair-redistricting-in-nebraska Civic Nebraska urn:uuid:e557ad67-84e0-1bb2-7037-48d72e04687f Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:01:49 +0000 <p>State senators are considering legislation that will improve our redistricting process – increasing transparency, protecting the integrity of elections, and making it harder for politicians to hand-pick their voters.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/fair-redistricting-in-nebraska/">Fair redistricting in Nebraska</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org">Civic Nebraska</a>.</p> <div data-elementor-type="wp-post" data-elementor-id="21290" class="elementor elementor-21290" data-elementor-settings="[]"> <div class="elementor-inner"> <div class="elementor-section-wrap"> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-920281c elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="920281c" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-000ce33" data-id="000ce33" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-ab5dc77 elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="ab5dc77" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><p><strong>V</strong><b>oters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.</b> Every 10 years, politicians redraw legislative maps; our current process allows politicians to draw their own maps however they want.</p><p>By packing as many opposition party voters as possible into a district, or by spreading them out too thinly to make a difference, politicians can effectively erase voters not suitable to their own goals. Meanwhile, they effectively guarantee their own re-election. This process invites corruption and provides no way for voters to hold their elected officials accountable.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-456ef7a elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="456ef7a" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-060cac8" data-id="060cac8" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-3ad9bff elementor-aspect-ratio-169 elementor-widget elementor-widget-video" data-id="3ad9bff" data-element_type="widget" data-settings="{&quot;youtube_url&quot;:&quot;https:\/\/youtu.be\/lcJWh9mguHk&quot;,&quot;video_type&quot;:&quot;youtube&quot;,&quot;controls&quot;:&quot;yes&quot;,&quot;aspect_ratio&quot;:&quot;169&quot;}" data-widget_type="video.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-wrapper elementor-fit-aspect-ratio elementor-open-inline"> <div class="elementor-video"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-a2bf0fc elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="a2bf0fc" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-b36c722" data-id="b36c722" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-6dfb2ae elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="6dfb2ae" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"><p>We can change this. <a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=43480" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nebraska’s state senators are currently considering legislation</a> that would improve our redistricting process. This legislation increases transparency, protects the integrity of our elections, and makes it harder for politicians to hand-pick their voters.</p><p><strong>You can help bring this reform to Nebraska. </strong>Share your support of fair redistricting with the <a href="http://news.legislature.ne.gov/exe/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Executive Board of the Legislative Council</a>. The Executive Board will consider <a href="https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=43480">LB107</a>, a bill to adopt the Redistricting Act to make Nebraska&#8217;s process fairer, at <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>noon Feb. 17 in Room 1525</strong> </span>at the Nebraska State Capitol. You can testify in person, submit written testimony in person, or submit it digitally in advance.</p><p><b>To submit written testimony in person</b></p><p>This year, committees are accepting written testimony for public hearings on a bill or resolution as a way for those who are concerned about safety by testifying in person but wish to have their testimony submitted, their name recorded on the committee statement, and included in the formal committee hearing record as if they had testified in person. You must submit 12 copies of your testimony in person between 8:30 and 9:30 am CST at the committee room where the hearing is set to take place. <a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="http://news.legislature.ne.gov/exe/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">See this page for more guidelines and requirements for submitting written testimony in person</a>.<b><br /></b></p><p><strong>To email a position letter stating your support of LB107</strong></p><p>Send an email to <a href="mailto:excpl@leg.ne.gov">excpl@leg.ne.gov</a>. If you can&#8217;t make it to the State Capitol on Feb. 17 or don’t feel safe testifying in person, this is the most effective method to share your voice. <u>You must do this<strong> </strong>no later than noon CST Feb. 16.</u><strong><br /></strong></p><p>To be part of the public record, your email must include:<br />&gt; your name and address;<br />&gt; your position for the measure; and<br />&gt; a sentence requesting that your letter be included in the record.</p><p><strong>You also can find contact information</strong> for all Nebraska state senators at <a href="http://bitly.com/findyoursen">bit.ly/findyoursen</a>. If you receive a response from an individual state senator, feel free to share it with us. Go to <a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="http://bitly.com/senresponse">bit.ly/senresponse</a> and share highlights from your conversation or their written response.</p><p>Thanks for all that you do, and for fighting for fair redistricting!</p></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section class="elementor-section elementor-top-section elementor-element elementor-element-97fd8e4 elementor-section-boxed elementor-section-height-default elementor-section-height-default" data-id="97fd8e4" data-element_type="section"> <div class="elementor-container elementor-column-gap-default"> <div class="elementor-row"> <div class="elementor-column elementor-col-100 elementor-top-column elementor-element elementor-element-48385bb" data-id="48385bb" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-bf1048c elementor-widget elementor-widget-image" data-id="bf1048c" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="image.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-image"> <img src="https://www.civicnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/elementor/thumbs/bee-small-2020-ot06ozdjhvhf5k69gw004r7mhyeywqdn33rxsl8ewu.jpg" title="bee-small-2020" alt="bee-small-2020" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </section> </div> </div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org/fair-redistricting-in-nebraska/">Fair redistricting in Nebraska</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.civicnebraska.org">Civic Nebraska</a>.</p> As positivity rate continues to drop, UNL moves to randomized COVID-19 testing https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/as-positivity-rate-continues-to-drop-unl-moves-to-randomized-covid-19-testing/article_4a8b686e-7971-5bda-ae86-b451fa9b8762.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:ccd63664-e989-1fe7-144c-98e11575ad6c Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:00:00 +0000 In an email Monday, Chancellor Ronnie Green thanked UNL students, faculty and staff for their work in stopping the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Omaha Tribe enjoys 'win-win' with Head Start program expansions https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/omaha-tribe-enjoys-win-win-with-head-start-program-expansions/article_bb649b6d-f828-5e9a-b62e-40ef342aaba0.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:0a0ffcca-c89d-0dcb-dc8f-f77b711634e1 Sun, 14 Feb 2021 22:15:00 +0000 The expansion will help prepare more pre-kindergarten youngsters for school and pay other dividends for the tribe, and it's nearly tripled the program's staff since 2015. Nebraskans encouraged to test their internet speeds with aim of expanding broadband access https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/nebraskans-encouraged-to-test-their-internet-speeds-with-aim-of-expanding-broadband-access/article_1b70eea9-2816-59d2-b08e-662fe5fa53c5.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:2e12810e-84f0-7f57-886b-dd21e92d43ad Sun, 14 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000 Organizers aim to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas by providing decision-makers a better understanding of where internet accessibility is limited or not available, and where speeds are slow. Don Walton: History will rest its case after memorable week in Washington https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/don-walton-history-will-rest-its-case-after-memorable-week-in-washington/article_a23c8509-a95e-5440-983a-3065cde7b492.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:39e6ba2d-b441-77e9-9d41-09df30bf3413 Sun, 14 Feb 2021 20:00:00 +0000 Seven Republican senators chose to take the obvious political risk of voting to convict Trump and they included Nebraska's Ben Sasse. Nebraska reports hardly any flu cases this season https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/nebraska-reports-hardly-any-flu-cases-this-season/article_5478f9ab-90db-57ba-9bce-4a4038e94e55.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:2b86ac70-ed57-b45a-57e2-82a5a22f06af Sun, 14 Feb 2021 19:00:00 +0000 Influenza numbers in Lancaster County and across Nebraska are at record low levels, public health officials said. Agreement will allow flood-damaged Hamburg, Iowa to raise levee 8 feet https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/agreement-will-allow-flood-damaged-hamburg-iowa-to-raise-levee-8-feet/article_22d9edde-e632-50f0-83fb-4d8eb843dffa.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:2cd38f2f-e32f-0c76-80aa-5a29fc218af5 Sun, 14 Feb 2021 18:00:00 +0000 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Hamburg signed an agreement that will allow for raising of a levee eight feet in an effort to prevent future flooding. 'A dump for seed corn companies' — Mead residents worry what comes next for troubled ethanol plant https://journalstar.com/news/local/a-dump-for-seed-corn-companies-mead-residents-worry-what-comes-next-for-troubled-ethanol/article_876710c5-52ab-5287-94f3-10c9fbb9c566.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:d79dc7d8-04b0-2893-dcd9-df0395d3bd6e Sun, 14 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000 “They’ve tried to do things behind people’s back the whole time they’ve been there,” said the chair for the Mead Board of Trustees. “You can’t ruin a community and an aquifer.” This Week In Nebraska History https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/this-week-in-nebraska-history/article_5d0a645f-3d89-5461-b9ba-c67e28a267f8.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:c655b467-9d48-c2f8-eeac-89449f213590 Sun, 14 Feb 2021 05:45:00 +0000 1871 -- L.H. Fuller was awaiting completion of a 40-horsepower engine that he intended to use in a Lincoln flour mill. Spring flood risk low in most of eastern Nebraska https://journalstar.com/news/local/spring-flood-risk-low-in-most-of-eastern-nebraska/article_1a5ae73b-72a3-513d-b19d-3e39c98627d9.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:5fe2ba94-bce1-f61f-7093-fc082e857a8e Sat, 13 Feb 2021 21:00:00 +0000 Despite lots of snow and very-cold temperatures, widespread flooding is unlikely, experts say, although ice jam flooding on some rivers is possible. Sasse votes to convict Trump in former president's second impeachment trial https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/sasse-votes-to-convict-trump-in-former-presidents-second-impeachment-trial/article_d2d3ad52-87d3-5b3a-a601-2d72a8d862ef.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:b497df7c-9e18-9a7a-d1cf-78dbb78a7dbc Sat, 13 Feb 2021 20:55:00 +0000 Sasse was one of seven Republicans to join the Democrats in voting to convict. Fort Robinson expanding its popular Red Cloud Campground https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/fort-robinson-expanding-its-popular-red-cloud-campground/article_1ff16314-31b2-5df6-afcc-fc1d69cc6ac8.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:6d65ccf5-16d8-5825-da8f-1c508039912c Sat, 13 Feb 2021 19:00:00 +0000 The new, full-service campsites should be open by summer. Jim McKee: Lumberyards built Lincoln https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/jim-mckee-lumberyards-built-lincoln/article_a9c4c6c8-1d23-5f87-9b2b-6f7238d1c84d.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:020ddd10-813e-9a33-4c1e-7e84c26e4400 Sat, 13 Feb 2021 16:45:00 +0000 Lincoln's early lumberyards played a key role in building the city. Report: Burst pipe at Mead ethanol plant leads to discharge of waste https://journalstar.com/news/local/report-burst-pipe-at-mead-ethanol-plant-leads-to-discharge-of-waste/article_7f393da4-cb59-583d-bef3-86a6c785f53b.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:0c2dc4c9-32f0-2d1f-9df5-18bb7a3f21b4 Sat, 13 Feb 2021 02:15:00 +0000 Staff at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, which is located one mile south of AltEn, reported rushing water quickly filling a waterway that runs through the property after a pipe burst at the ethanol plant early Friday morning. Gage County sheriff back on the job after COVID-19 battle https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/gage-county-sheriff-back-on-the-job-after-covid-19-battle/article_f36180f9-9aff-562d-bdbd-8bc4a7be9ec4.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:bd5fb205-8c9c-2911-ecd8-c212898e757a Sat, 13 Feb 2021 02:00:00 +0000 “I’m lucky you’re talking to me,” Sheriff Millard "Gus" Gustafson said. “They said it will take up to a year for the long haulers to get their strength back to where it’s supposed to be at." Omaha firefighter files discrimination lawsuit against city https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/omaha-firefighter-files-discrimination-lawsuit-against-city/article_638c8790-5918-5067-a857-6d5d1c5ae16f.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:d6c22387-ee15-cda4-4809-1f4469b8e073 Sat, 13 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 In July, an internal investigation into the harassment by the city labeled the incidents “hazing for the purpose of training.” Sasse bets political future on opposing Trump https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/sasse-bets-political-future-on-opposing-trump/article_ff472249-df10-540a-bae6-677647101436.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:701eb7ca-0d48-0046-0e8b-1fc612b403ad Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:30:00 +0000 Nebraskans have come to expect that their junior senator, perhaps more than any other rising Republican leader, is cultivating anti-Trumpism as his brand. Nebraska woman sued IUD maker for not warning her of risks, company won arguing it didn't have to https://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/nebraska-woman-sued-iud-maker-for-not-warning-her-of-risks-company-won-arguing-it/article_c67298ae-347b-54c7-822b-90dbae99a59c.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:48ba7f3f-ea7d-6362-4873-714bf461aa2a Fri, 12 Feb 2021 20:30:00 +0000 The case prompted a debate over the exception to the general rule that a manufacturer or seller can be held liable for failing to adequately warn of risk inherent to a product's design. Nebraska VA among nation's fastest at getting COVID-19 vaccine to veterans https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/nebraska-va-among-nations-fastest-at-getting-covid-19-vaccine-to-veterans/article_cc474cb8-bb0b-5295-8737-83aee7d38f43.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:ff90e68e-4ec5-9eaf-834c-9477c4ea79af Fri, 12 Feb 2021 20:00:00 +0000 The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System ranks fourth in the nation in the number of first doses it has given to veterans. Late negotiations restore bylaw proposal UNL faculty say is needed to remove censure https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/late-negotiations-restore-bylaw-proposal-unl-faculty-say-is-needed-to-remove-censure/article_2bf08a31-6fb5-5274-bbc4-cfec9a6dfd20.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:a5c59a32-9aba-f7b0-56e9-8ae9546da07d Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:25:00 +0000 "Censure is a stain on our reputation that these proposed bylaws changes will help remove," UNL Professor Regina Werum told the Board of Regents on Friday. Kenney takes over leadership of NU Board of Regents https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/kenney-takes-over-leadership-of-nu-board-of-regents/article_ef10a5a6-f884-51d8-839b-825df58031f3.html journalstar.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/nebraska of type article urn:uuid:3c60bf08-9afc-11e6-7ed9-e486f536d724 Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:00:00 +0000 Regent Paul Kenney of Amherst will serve as chair of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in 2021. On Friday, board members selected Regent Bob Phares as vice chair. Phares will assume leadership in 2022.