Deena Winter is a reporter for NebraskaWatchdog.org. Contact her at deena@nebraskawatchdog.org and follow her on Twitter @DeenaNEWatchdog.

AG asked to rule on whether University of Nebraska broke open meetings law

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

OPEN MEETINGS? Nebraska Watchdog alleges the University of Nebraska broke the state's open meetings law in its president search.

Nebraska Watchdog has asked Attorney General Doug Peterson to weigh in on whether University of Nebraska officials violated the state Open Meetings Act during its search for a new president.

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‘Expel me!’ Nebraska senator challenges lawmakers

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the Nebraska Unicameral Information Office

Sen. Ernie Chambers spent two hours Monday morning lambasting his fellow lawmakers on the floor of the Legislature, calling them petty and thin-skinned, threatening to gum up the legislative session and daring them to censure him for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists.

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Senator’s controversial comment draws beefed up security to Capitol

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Sen. Ernie Chambers

The Nebraska State Patrol assigned extra security at the state capitol Thursday and Friday in the wake of Sen. Ernie Chambers’ controversial comments comparing police to ISIS terrorists.

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State senator won’t back down, apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers defiantly stood on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Thursday and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize – or even resign – for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun.

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Poll: Should senator who said he’d shoot a cop resign?

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Officials call on senator to apologize for comparing cops to ISIS

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy took to the floor of the Legislature Wednesday to demand an apology from fellow Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, who on Friday compared cops to ISIS terrorists and said if he had a gun he’d use it on a cop.

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