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Danger and train crew size: A tale of two states

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Nebraska, Regulations, transportation  /  No Comments

fireball in WV

When a train carrying potentially dangerous oil derailed and exploded recently in West Virginia, triggering huge fire balls, it was up to a two-man rail crew to deal with the immediate danger.
Tuesday (today) a battle over train crew size in Nebraska goes public.

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Measles in NE: Hundreds of school-age kids not fully vaccinated

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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Despite all the talk about getting vaccinated against measles, nearly 1,600 Nebraska youngsters are not fully immunized.

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Push to raise NE’s gas tax finds key conservatives at odds

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


One conservative state senator’s plan to fix hundreds of the state’s ailing bridges would raise taxes, but don’t tell that to the state’s conservative governor.

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All bets are off as plan to stop campaign cash corruption goes public

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Ethics, Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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When it comes to cracking down on campaign cash schemes Nebraska’s experts on election ethics agree on at least one thing: A move to stop the type of trickery which allowed former State Sen. Brenda Council to misuse—gamble—$63,000 in campaign contributions can’t come soon enough.

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It’s official: Brad Ashford on GOP’s most wanted list

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


It’s official—but far from surprising—Democratic Congressman Brad Ashford of Omaha is on the GOP’s 2016 most wanted list. But that just might be Ashford’s second biggest concern.

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Voter ID: First test of GOP’s new muscle

By   /  February 17, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments


With nearly three times more Republicans than Democrats in the Nebraska Legislature, the GOP is ready to flex its muscles. Or is it?
Round one, the fight over voter ID, is likely to begin this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.

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