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Nebraska poll: Tea party, Obama have something in common

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  Nebraska, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

BRING 'EM: President Obama's order granting work visas to spouses of foreign visa holders threatens to crowd out more U.S. workers at a time when labor participation rates are at historic lows.

According to a recent poll President Barack Obama and Nebraska’s tea party crowd have something in common, and it’s not a good thing.

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Possible prison scandal probe stays behind closed doors

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Nebraska, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

AT LARGE: Authorities are still searching for three inmates mistakenly released in a state sentencing screw-up

Still no word if federal prosecutors will launch their own investigation into Nebraska’s prison scandal.
Last month former State Sen. Steve Lathrop, who led the state’s probe, said more questions needed answers.

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Winner-take-all fight is on Omaha’s 2016 House race radar

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Nebraska, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Along with all the talk about how Nebraska awards electoral votes in presidential elections, and there’s been plenty over the past several years, this year’s fight over winner-take-all has new repercussions. AKA: Brad Ashford’s re-election

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Will push to slow campaign corruption come up toothless?

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Nebraska, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Will a push to slow campaign corruption in Nebraska come up short and put a largely “toothless” bill on the books?
That’s the fear of those backing the latest effort to shine more light on campaign contributions and stop scandals before they start.

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Omaha police chief: Deadly officer-involved shooting ‘does not appear to be criminal’

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Nebraska, Transparency  /  No Comments

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An unarmed suspect was shot twice in the back by an Omaha police officer this week, according to Chief Todd Schmaderer who adds the shooting, caught on video by police, “does not appear to be criminal.”

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Ernie Chambers reloads to stop big cat hunters

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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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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