Despite ups and downs, Jenkins says he’s a wealthy man

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Elections, Nebraska, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of jenkinsforussenate.com

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins is sometimes described as a wealthy rancher and restaurateur, but his financial disclosure indicate he has substantial liabilities, too. Despite some ups and downs after launching a variety of business ventures in Boston, Chicago and Ohio, Jenkins says he’s a multi-millionaire.

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Ex-lawmaker’s crime and punishment spotlight campaign cash tricks

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Former Sen. Brenda Council

She wasn’t the first but maybe, just maybe, former State Sen. Brenda Council will be one of the last to use a loophole in the law to pocket thousands of dollars in campaign cash.

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Fifteen border kids going to school in small Nebraska town

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

KRQE-TV

About 15 undocumented migrant children, or so-called border kids, have moved to Lexington, a small town in central Nebraska.

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Personnel report says prison attorney most to blame for prison fiasco

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

AP Photo/Nati Harnik

The former lead attorney for Nebraska’s corrections department was most culpable in the department continuing to miscalculate prison sentences even after a February 2013 state Supreme Court decision laying out the proper way to do it, according to a report released Thursday.

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Emails unearth nasty Omaha budget fight taxpayers didn’t see

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Mayor Jean Stothert

Charges of “insults”, “rude” talk, “double talk,” and the rich getting richer highlight a series of previously private city hall emails—emails detailing a budget fight the public didn’t see.

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The story behind the protection order that took down a lieutenant governor

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann was angry that his sister didn’t pick up pain patches for his handicapped, 84-year-old mother the day after she injured herself while getting out of a car, prompting him to push her out of his mother’s house and ultimately resign from office after a judge granted his sister a protection order.

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