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BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

May. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal...

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...

Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

May. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District Republican primary. “Donald Trump loves West...

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. ...

Officials ID Neligh police chief, woman involved in shooting

May. 10, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — An officer who shot a driver accused of dragging the officer with her car has been identified as Neligh Police Chief Michael Wright, according to a written statement from Antelope County Attorney Joseph Abler. Abler also identified the woman shot as Josie Auld,...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Tuesday is the Nebraska primary. Don’t forget to vote. Citizens of Nebraska, it’s time to vote. The state’s primary election is Tuesday, May 10. Don’t miss this opportunity to help choose local and...

Sheriff's candidate ticketed going 107 mph on way to parade

May. 08, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A candidate for sheriff in eastern Nebraska was ticketed for speeding after an officer spotted him driving over 100 mph on his way to campaign at a Cinco de Mayo parade in Omaha. An Omaha police report says George Merithew was wearing a Merithew for Douglas...

Pedestrian dies after he was hit by 2 SUVs on Omaha street

May. 07, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian who was crossing an Omaha street died after he was struck by two SUVs. Curtis Gormley, 41, was killed shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday in the northwestern part of the city. Police said after Gormley was struck by the first SUV, he was...