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Commission backs Nebraska governor's return-to-office order

Jul. 12, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state employees union is considering an appeal after a commission sided with the state's Republican governor in ordering state employees to return to their offices. Gov. Jim Pillen issued a statement late Thursday announcing the ruling by the state...

A 5-year-old child in foster care dies after being left in hot SUV in Nebraska

Jul. 11, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 5-year-old Nebraska boy in foster care died after being left for several hours inside a hot SUV, and his foster mother is now facing charges. Officers were called at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday to a beauty salon parking lot. Lt Neal Nonacci told the Omaha World-Herald...

Abortion measures could be on Arizona and Nebraska ballots after organizers submit signatures

Jul. 03, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Organizers in Arizona and Nebraska said Wednesday that they turned in far more signatures than required to get ballot measures on abortion rights before voters in November's election. In Nebraska, there could be two competing questions. One, like the Arizona...

Competing petitions on abortion have enough signatures to make Nebraska's November ballot, organizers say

Jul. 03, 2024 14:19 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Competing petitions on abortion have enough signatures to make Nebraska's November ballot, organizers say.

A petition to protect abortion rights in Nebraska has enough signatures to get on the ballot, organizers say

Jul. 03, 2024 14:08 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A petition to protect abortion rights in Nebraska has enough signatures to get on the ballot, organizers say.

Some Nebraskans say misleading words led them to sign petitions on abortion they don't support

Jul. 01, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tea Rohrberg was heading into her county's treasurer's office in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday when she says she was approached by a man and asked if she wanted to sign a “pro-choice petition.” Because she believes access to abortion is a right all women should have, she...

White Nebraska man shoots and wounds 7 Guatemalan immigrant neighbors

Jul. 01, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

CRETE, Neb. (AP) — A white Nebraska man described as reclusive and confrontational shot and wounded seven neighbors who are Guatemalan immigrants, and investigators said they are not ruling out racist motives. About 15 people were at the victims’ home, mostly in the yard, when...

A Nebraska father who fatally shot his 10-year-old son on Thanksgiving pleads no contest

Jun. 28, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska father who fatally shot his 10-year-old son on Thanksgiving while investigating what he thought was someone stealing his car has pleaded no contest to manslaughter. Will McDonald, 47, of Omaha also pleaded no contest to being a felon in possession of...

Warren Buffett donates again to the Gates Foundation but will cut the charity off after his death

Jun. 28, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett announced another $5.3 billion in charitable gifts Friday, but in a major shift of his longtime giving plan he said he plans to cut off donations to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation after his death and let his three children decide how to...

Nebraska regent suggests putting fans' ashes under the football field. Her idea was dead on arrival

Jun. 28, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska regent has proposed a way for lifelong Cornhusker fans to carry their support into the afterlife. When Memorial Stadium undergoes its next renovation, Regent Barbara Weitz of Omaha suggested building a columbarium under the football...