‘Flood hero’ charged with FEMA fraud

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

TROUBLED WATERS: This lakeside community south of Omaha has been divided over an investigation into how FEMA money was used to battle floods.

A Union, Neb., man has been indicted on two counts related to fraudulent reimbursement requests to FEMA when he was caretaker for Lake Waconda, which is south of Omaha.

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Where’s the opposition to minimum wage hike in Nebraska?

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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In the bright red Republican state of Nebraska, the traditionally right leaning groups that oppose increasing the minimum wage appear to be outgunned.

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Mayor Stothert, Councilman Gray email dispute rolls on in Omaha

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Don’t tell City Councilman Ben Gray that his recent email spat with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is no big deal.

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Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

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

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There were few surprises during Sunday’s Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights, just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

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More questions for Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station during the Missouri River Flood of 2011

A key critic of the Omaha Public Power District claims the nuclear plant, which has been up and running since December following a nearly 3-year shutdown, has a training problem.

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Video: Is Lee Terry’s GOP base solid or shaky?

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Congressman Terry (NE-R) says his 2013 gaffe was a "horrible moment" in his life.

Republican Congressman Lee Terry insists he’s making “good, good progress” repairing any GOP bridges he may have burned battling his way through a tougher than expected primary election in May.

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