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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. June 20, 2021. Editorial: Biden’s ’30x30 plan’ is no land grab, would be good for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has taken his show on the road in recent weeks, visiting all corners of the state with town halls explicitly...

Nebraska sending state troopers to help at the Texas border

Jun. 20, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts plans to send about two dozen state troopers to Texas later this month to help patrol the nation's border with Mexico. Ricketts said Saturday that the troopers will spend up to 16 days providing law enforcement assistance...

Nebraska to offer additional payments for 2019 flood relief

Jun. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will pay out public assistance beyond what it normally offers to local governments hit by the 2019 floods, a state agency announced Thursday. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved the payments for the...

Nebraska state offices to close for Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 17, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state offices will close Friday in anticipation of a new federal law that will establish Juneteenth as a recognized government holiday. Gov. Pete Ricketts ordered the closure to comply with a state law that grants the same paid holiday...

Ricketts marks 150th anniversary of NU State Museum

Jun. 14, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday marked the 150th anniversary of the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. Ricketts proclaimed “State Museum Day” to the acknowledged the contribution of the museum and others throughout Nebraska. The...

Officials push Nebraska to complete long-delayed expressways

Jun. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in northeast Nebraska continue to press the state to complete it's long-delayed system of four-lane expressways to connect every community larger than 15.000 people to an Interstate. About 178 miles of the 600-mile system remains undone 33...

Nebraska continues to report small number of new virus cases

Jun. 10, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska continues to report a small number of new COVID-19 cases, but that number crept up slightly over the past week. State health officials said Nebraska recorded 280 new coronavirus cases over the past week, which was up from 237 cases the week...

Medicaid lawsuit paused as Nebraska expands benefits

Jun. 08, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit that sought to block Nebraska from imposing a two-tiered Medicaid expansion system with more benefits for people working, volunteering or meeting other requirements is on hold after state officials said they would give all participants the same benefits. ...

Nebraska county could pay off judgment in next three years

Jun. 07, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that was ordered to pay $28.1 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder may be able to cover the balance of the federal judgment in the next three years, much sooner than first expected, officials said. Gage County...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska, let’s nurture a sense of solidarity and economic advancement for all Words are important, but so is action. A year after the murder of George Floyd spurred a national discussion on how to...