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Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

Nebraska governor spokesman Taylor Gage leaving for GOP job

Dec. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime spokesman for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leaving his post to take a new job as executive director of the state Republican Party. Taylor Gage, the governor's strategic communications director, will assume his new role on Monday. ...

Iowa, Nebraska get millions in EPA water improvement funds

Dec. 02, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is getting $110.7 million and Nebraska $63.4 million from the federal government to upgrade water systems and improve water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan informed states...

Bacon faces backlash from Trump for infrastructure vote

Dec. 02, 2021 13:57 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon is among a list of Republicans being targeted by former President Donald Trump, who is calling for a “Republican patriot” to challenge the Omaha lawmaker in next year’s primary election. On Wednesday, Trump reiterated in a...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 29, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Nebraskans should reject radical overhaul of state education board, department Societies should hold fast to an important guiding principle for government: avoid a heavy centralizing of power. This is why...

Ricketts rails against U. of Nebraska chancellor, race plan

Nov. 22, 2021 16:49 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts railed Monday against the chancellor of the University of Nebraska's flagship campus in Lincoln, saying he was misled about a plan designed to address racial disparities on campus, even as the university system's president tried to de-escalate the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska educators, worn down in the COVID era, need relief This school year, many thought, would be a time when Omaha-area schools would make major strides toward getting back to “normal” in the wake...

Group collecting signatures to eliminate state board of ed

Nov. 21, 2021 17:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A petition drive is underway to change the Nebraska constitution and eliminate the state Board of Education. The proposal would shift oversight of the Education Department into the governor's office and eliminate the elected board, but backers would...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...

Nebraska officials urge people to adopt foster children

Nov. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials including Gov. Pete Ricketts put out a call Monday for people to adopt foster children, as the numbers have declined during the pandemic. State officials said there have been 304 adoptions so far this year and 360 in 2020. But in...