Pat McPherson case spotlights gap in state’s recall laws

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


Who knew?
Even many of those who live and die at the ballot box were stunned to find out that a member of the State Board of Education, in this case Republican Pat McPherson, can’t be recalled.

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Nebraska education board refuses to resign over racist blog

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


Pat McPherson refused to resign from the State Board of Education Wednesday, even after his colleagues on the board passed a resolution urging him to do so.

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Omaha mayor to witnesses: Talk or murderers will ‘do it again’

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has a tough love message for witnesses who refuse to come forward following a weekend shooting that left three people dead and seven others wounded.

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No more puppy mills: Activists fight reappointment of NE ag commissioner

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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A Nebraska animal shelter is lobbying lawmakers not to approve the reappointment of Agriculture Commissioner Greg Ibach on Tuesday, saying he hasn’t done enough to clamp down on puppy mills.

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New debate in Pat McPherson saga

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


When the saga of Pat McPherson moves to Omaha City Hall Tuesday, City Council President Pete Festersen will be surprised if McPherson gets any slack.
Not so fast.

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Nebraska education board member’s blog has long been inflammatory

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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State Education Board member Pat McPherson has been under fire for a week after his blog called President Obama a “half-breed,” but that’s not the only time his blog has been inflammatory.

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