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Nebraska state senator is 1st Democrat in governor's race

Sep. 13, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator and former Bellevue City Council member became the first Democrat to announce a bid for governor Monday. State Sen. Carol Blood promised to try to unite Nebraskans. “I love Nebraska, but I know we can do...

Panel settles on 2 sets of congressional, legislative maps

Sep. 09, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who are redrawing the state's political boundaries settled on two sets of congressional and legislative maps on Thursday and braced for a wave of criticism that's expected next week when they present the proposals to the public. ...

Nebraska governor hopeful Herbster loses running mate

Jul. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The running mate for Nebraska governor hopeful Charles Herbster announced Tuesday that she's bowing out of the race, citing the time commitment required to campaign. Theresa Thibodeau, a former state lawmaker and Douglas County Republican Party...

U. of Nebraska Regent Bob Phares will not seek 4th term

Jul. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A longtime University of Nebraska Regent representing the western part of the state announced Friday that he won't seek a fourth term in office. Regent Bob Phares, of North Platte, has served on the board since 2006, when he was appointed by then-Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jul. 12, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 11, 2021. Editorial: Another snub by lawmakers, another increase in tuition at Iowa’s public universities Iowa’s three public universities have two major sources of revenue: state appropriations and tuition. ...