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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Nebraska AG: No charges over ex-state senator's photos

Jul. 22, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s attorney general said he will not file criminal charges against fellow Republican and former state lawmaker Mike Groene over photos the ex-lawmaker surreptitiously took of an aide. There is not enough information from the results of a Nebraska...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Nebraska Republicans fire chairman at tumultuous convention

Jul. 10, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans fired their longtime party chairman at a tumultuous state convention that highlighted divisions within the party driven by activists who support former President Donald Trump and want to take the party further to the right. After convention...

Nebraska medical marijuana campaign says it might fall short

Jul. 04, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Nebraska is in danger of missing its signature goal to qualify for the November general election ballot, organizers said. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana still needs to gather thousands of signatures ahead...

Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun. 29, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood beat...

Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun. 24, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states that power, but it's unclear whether one will actually happen or what type of restrictions might win enough support to pass. Gov. Pete...

Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

Jun. 18, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The polls were closed in Iowa for less than 48 hours when South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was shaking hands and posing for pictures with eastern Iowa Republicans at a Cedar Rapids country club last week. Scott, one of the many Republicans testing their...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, wife test positive for COVID

Jun. 15, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican governor revealed in a statement Wednesday morning. Ricketts said both he and his wife, Susanne Shore, “are experiencing very minor symptoms.” Both will self-isolate in...

Nebraska governor nixes Connecticut appearance amid protests

Jun. 13, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, co-chairperson of the Republican Governors Association and a pro-gun rights and anti-abortion conservative, has canceled his planned appearance in Connecticut on Tuesday at a fundraising event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski. Liz...