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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s primary turnout isn’t good enough The 2022 Nebraska primary is over. Congratulations to the winners who will advance to the general election in November, and respect to those who were defeated after engaging...

Federal judge tosses most misconduct cases against Nebraska

May. 13, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the claims of seven women who alleged the University of Nebraska-Lincoln didn't adequately respond to their complaints of being sexually assaulted or harassed, including four women who said they were victims of Cornhuskers athletes. In...

Man found not guilty in love-triangle death in Lincoln

May. 12, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man was found not guilty in the killing of a man who was shot last September in a Lincoln apartment. A jury found Lendell Harris, 24, not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder or manslaughter and a gun charge in the death of 28-year-old Alonzo Jones, the...

Illinois predominantly Black college closing after 157 years

May. 12, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A predominantly Black college in central Illinois named after Abraham Lincoln and founded the year the former president was assassinated will close this week, months after a cyberattack that compounded enrollment struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lincoln...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be...

Police chief says man shot by Beatrice officer has died

May. 04, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Beatrice police officer in a confrontation following a high-speed chase over the weekend has died, Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang said. Lang said Bradley Allen, 35, of Lincoln, died Tuesday afternoon — nearly three days after the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. April 30, 2022. Editorial: Measured start is the way to approach gaming As it should be, Nebraska’s first casinos will be built in connection with the state’s six existing racetracks. That decision to allow the “racinos” in...

Nebraska city settles with woman injured during 2020 protest

Apr. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, will pay $497,500 to a woman who says she was injured when police fired rubber bullets during racial justice protests in May 2020. Elise Poole, who is now 20, alleged in a lawsuit that she was fleeing from tear gas fired by law...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 25, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 21, 2022. Editorial: Ashford’s dedication to public service, drive to help others is inspiring There is a Hebrew proverb that goes, “Say not in grief, ‘he is no more,’ but live in thankfulness that he was.” We think...