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Former Gov. Heineman says Ricketts administration gave out faulty travel data

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Former Gov. Dave Heineman says Gov. Pete Ricketts’ administration released inaccurate information about his travels in 2007 and 2008.

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TransCanada’s turnabout may force it to pick a new pipeline route

By   /  October 8, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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TransCanada may not legally be able to have the Nebraska Public Service Commission consider its current route through the state and may have to choose another route entirely.

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Fewer border kids traveling to Nebraska, but they’re still coming

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Since October, 180 “border kids” have been placed with family and friends in Nebraska – almost half as many as the prior year, when the plight and influx of unaccompanied “border kids” briefly captured the attention of U.S. politicians and media.

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Ernie Chambers reloads to stop big cat hunters

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


With his critics no doubt ready to pounce, State Sen. Ernie Chambers brings his mountain lion defense act back to the halls of the Nebraska State Capitol (today) Thursday.

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Nebraska Watchdog’s top story of 2014

By   /  December 30, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


2014 was a GOP landslide-and-a-half. So how did deep-red Nebraska elect a Democrat to Congress? To find the answer enter—among other things— one of the nastiest political ads of the year and a state prison scandal that will continue to make news in 2015.

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Nebraska Watchdog’s Top 10 Stories of 2014: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2…

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Nebraska, Uncategorized  /  No Comments


In 2014 Nebraska Watchdog continued its commitment to original reporting.
Included in our many exclusive reports are stories involving one strange death, two key Capitol Hill races, Nebraska’s role in the battle over illegal immigration, Obamacare, “purple penguins,” frequent flyers and more.

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