By Joe Jordan | | Mar 03, 2015 9:57 PM | 15
Along with all the talk about how Nebraska awards electoral votes in presidential elections, and there's been plenty over the past several years, this year's fight over winner-take-all has new repercussions. AKA: Brad Ashford's re-election
By Joe Jordan | | Mar 02, 2015 8:55 AM | 18
Will a push to slow campaign corruption in Nebraska come up short and put a largely "toothless" bill on the books? That's the fear of those backing the latest effort to shine more light on campaign contributions and stop scandals before they start.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 26, 2015 7:10 PM | 17
An unarmed suspect was shot twice in the back by an Omaha police officer this week, according to Chief Todd Schmaderer who adds the shooting, caught on video by police, "does not appear to be criminal."
By Deena Winter | | Feb 26, 2015 11:12 AM | 182
Lincoln’s public safety director – former police chief Tom Casady – has lobbied for more cops for years, but now that police staffing has become a campaign issue in the mayor’s race, with his boss indicating more cops aren’t needed, he has changed his tune a bit.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 26, 2015 8:06 AM | 9.7K
With his critics no doubt ready to pounce, State Sen. Ernie Chambers brings his mountain lion defense act back to the halls of the Nebraska State Capitol (today) Thursday.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 25, 2015 11:08 AM | 85
Weeks after protesters marched on his Omaha office, upset that Democratic Congressman Brad Ashford had voted for the Keystone XL pipeline, the House GOP is targeting Ashford for his "failure to stand up to President Obama on the Keystone Pipeline." You read that right.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 25, 2015 7:55 AM
Less than two months after he was swatted down trying to unseal secret votes in the Nebraska Legislature, Sen. Bill Kintner (R-Papillion) is at it again.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 24, 2015 8:56 AM | 39
When a train carrying potentially dangerous oil derailed and exploded recently in West Virginia, triggering huge fire balls, it was up to a two-man rail crew to deal with the immediate danger. Tuesday (today) a battle over train crew size in Nebraska goes public.
By Joe Jordan | | Feb 23, 2015 9:10 AM | 159
Despite all the talk about getting vaccinated against measles, nearly 1,600 Nebraska youngsters are not fully immunized.
By Deena Winter | | Feb 20, 2015 10:04 AM | 203
As Lincoln’s new $186 million Pinnacle Bank Arena sprang out of the ground in 2013, a parade of companies working on the project began simultaneously filling Mayor Chris Beutler’s campaign coffers.