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

Will minimum wage hike help sweep Nebraska Democrats into offices?

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Nebraska Watchdog

Some Nebraska Democrats think the $1.4 million campaign to increase the state’s minimum wage could help sweep a Democrat into statewide office for the first time in years.

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Regent candidate has history of weighing in on Husker coaches

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy nebraskansforglenn.com

A candidate for a seat on the University of Nebraska board of regents was critical of Husker coach Bo Pelini long before it became a campaign issue.

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Nebraska governor in hot seat over prison scandals

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Nati Harnik

Sen. Steve Lathrop accused the governor of putting so much pressure on his prison system by refusing to build more beds that his corrections staff illegally created a furlough program that allowed violent criminals to get out of prison.

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Gender inclusiveness training handouts removed from Nebraska school

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy LPS.org

Seventeen Lincoln residents showed up at the Lincoln school board meeting Tuesday to push for action on their concerns about controversial gender sensitivity training at a middle school.

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Nebraska governor to face tough crowd at prisons hearing

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Dave Heineman

Nebraska’s governor will face a tough crowd when he testifies Wednesday before a special legislative committee — comprised of some of his harshest critics and vocal foes — investigating prison scandals.

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Head of Dems says GOP auditor candidate isn’t qualified to run

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Nebraska Watchdog

The head of the state Democratic Party is calling on the Republican state auditor candidate to drop out of the race because his company has a million dollars worth of contracts with the state. Charlie Janssen’s campaign countered by saying Amanda McGill used her campaign account to travel the world.

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