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Home Elusive Home: Low-income Lincoln renters often turned away

Jul. 17, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

After six months spent homeless in Lincoln, couchsurfing and staying in cheap hotel rooms with her kids, Elizabeth Ramirez got what seemed like a lifeline: A Section 8 housing choice voucher to help pay rent. But then she started calling landlords. The first one turned her down, then...

Illinois lawmakers unable to respond to governor's prison plan because they lack quorum

Jun. 14, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Members of a legislative review panel on Friday said a state proposal to replace the ancient Stateville Correctional Center in suburban Chicago makes sense, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration needs to provide more details. However, the bipartisan...

Nebraska funeral home discovers hospice patient was still alive hours after being declared dead

Jun. 04, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska funeral home discovered that a 74-year-old hospice patient who was declared dead by her nursing home two hours earlier was actually still alive, so workers started CPR and she was rushed to a hospital, where she died hours later. It's not clear how...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

The Nebraska GOP is rejecting all Republican congressional incumbents in Tuesday's primary election

May. 13, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In one of the most closely watched congressional races this year, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska is looking to defeat a fellow Republican in Tuesday's primary election in his quest for reelection. He'll have to do it without the support of the state Republican Party, which has...

Nelnet: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 09, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nelnet Inc. (NNI) on Thursday reported profit of $73.2 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.97. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.81 per share....

National Research: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 07, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — National Research Corp. (NRC) on Tuesday reported profit of $6.4 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Lincoln, Nebraska-based company said it had net income of 27 cents. The advisor to healthcare...

Lincoln's Civil War order to block Confederate ports donated to Illinois by governor and first lady

Apr. 30, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The document in which Abraham Lincoln set in motion the Union's military response to the launch of the U.S. Civil War is now among Illinois' prized papers of the 16th president, thanks to a donation by the state's governor and first lady. The order to...