Latest Nebraska News

Voter ID bill mandated by voters last November advances, taking passage of bill down to the wire

May. 30, 2023 19:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to comply with a voter ID requirement mandated by state voters in November, taking passage of the bill down to the wire amid Republican infighting on whether the measure goes far enough to combat voter fraud. Lawmakers...

ACLU sues to block new hybrid Nebraska law restricting abortion, gender-affirming care for minors

May. 30, 2023 18:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block the Nebraska Legislature’s most controversial measure combining an abortion ban with restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors, just days after it was signed into law. The lawsuit, filed...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 29, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. May 24, 2023. Editorial: Better plan for voter ID moves ahead Nebraska had no demonstrable need for a voter ID law. Elections have always been safe, secure and accurately counted. But concerns, fueled by allegations from...

Savacool, Keister lead Maryland into Big Ten title game, defeating Nebraska 4-2

May. 27, 2023 18:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, NEB. (AP) — Jason Savacool pitched six shutout innings, Kevin Keister drove in two runs and Maryland advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game, defeating Nebraska 4-2 on Saturday. Maryland will play Iowa for the championship on Sunday. The top-seeded Terrapins...

Lorusso's walk-off home run lifts Maryland over Nebraska in Big Ten

May. 26, 2023 00:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nick Lorusso's walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave Maryland a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over Nebraska on Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament. The game was tied at 1 in the seventh inning before a 1 1/2-hour weather delay due to lightning in the area....

Swansen home run sparks Nebraska's rally past Rutgers in Big Ten Tournament

May. 24, 2023 20:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gabe Swansen hit a game-tying three-run home run, Brice Matthews drew a bases-loaded walk for the go-ahead run and Nebraska scored six runs in the seventh inning to soar past Rutgers 9-7 on Wednesday in an opening-round game of the Big Ten Tournament. The...

Nebraska passes law on taxpayer money going to private schools

May. 24, 2023 14:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that will channel public money to scholarships for private school tuition, despite critics who say the measure hurts public schools, benefits wealthy taxpayers and helps mostly parochial schools that can discriminate against LGBTQ+...

Nebraska woman pleads guilty to burning fetus after abortion

May. 23, 2023 10:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman pleaded guilty Monday to burning and concealing a fetus after she took medication to end her pregnancy, while prosecutors move forward with a criminal case accusing her mother of illegally helping with the abortion. Prosecutors said Celeste...

Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, limits on gender-affirming care for minors

May. 22, 2023 18:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen signed a bill Monday that bans abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy and restricts gender-affirming medical care for people younger than 19. The abortion ban takes effect immediately, while the ban on gender-affirming care takes...

Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, limits on gender-affirming care for people younger than 19

May. 22, 2023 13:53 PM EDT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska governor signs 12-week abortion ban, limits on gender-affirming care for people younger than 19.