Deena Winter has been a journalist for over 20 years, writing stories for the Northwood Gleaner, Bismarck Tribune, Associated Press, Denver Post and Lincoln Journal Star before joining Watchdog.

Nebraska Senate candidates have different takes on border crisis

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

GRATEFUL: The children, photographed in 2009, were happy in this when they were told their school was going to be improved.

GOP Senate nominee Ben Sasse’s stance on immigration has been questioned by hard-liners, so where does he stand on the border crisis?

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Border crisis prompts protests, pressers in Nebraska

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

PROTEST: Eight-year-old Riley Brewer waved her flag at the immigration protest Friday along the interstate near Grand Island, Neb.

The U.S. border crisis prompted both protests and press conferences in Nebraska on Friday, as both sides argued over how the U.S. should handle immigrant children.

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NU regent does legal work for NU coaches, players

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments


University of Nebraska Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare has done legal work for a string of big name NU coaches and athletes, from Nebraska football Coach Bo Pelini to former Huskers Ndamukong Suh, Jared Crick and Joba Chamberlain, prompting questions about whether that’s a conflict of interest.

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Border kids to enter NE immigration court with longest wait times in nation

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

The 200 border kids placed by the feds in Nebraska will enter an immigration court system where the average wait time for a hearing — where a judge decides whether they should be deported — is over two years.

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Nebraska officials pressure feds on border crisis, children

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to notify state officials when undocumented border children are placed in their states.

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Governor blasts feds for keeping mum on undocumented children placed in Nebraska

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


Gov. Dave Heineman blasted federal officials Friday for refusing to give him details about 200 undocumented children who have been placed in Nebraska as the feds grapple with a crush of Central American kids trying to sneak across the nation’s southern border.

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