Nebraska untangles excessive licensing laws for hair braiding
Nebraska untangles excessive licensing laws for hair braiding
Eric Boehm | March 09, 2016|   48
Hair braiding in Nebraska will no longer require a cosmetology license, if Gov. Pete Ricketts signs a bill passed by the state legislature last week.
Nebraska parents rally for greater input
Amelia Hamilton | February 26, 2016|   5
Parents in Nebraska have banded together in a group, Our Children Our School, to advocate on behalf of children who struggle in traditional learning environments and face the prospect that they may not graduate. These parents want more input in the education their children receive. “I feel it’s important for us to unify the voice of […]
Left out in the cold, Nebraska parents rally for school choice
Amelia Hamilton | February 02, 2016|   64
Hundreds gathered on a chilly day at Nebraska’s state Capitol last week to demand more public school options. Nebraska is one of only seven states with no charter schools, no voucher programs and no other taxpayer funded alternative to the public school system. The rally was part of National School Choice Week. View the story and video at Reason.com.    
Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 4
Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 4
Deena Winter | January 01, 2016|   388
If only he would put his considerable skills to use helping his constituents, then he truly might be worthy of Politico’s honor. Until then, we have another title for him: Scary.
Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 18
Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 18
Deena Winter | December 29, 2015|   77
Friends of this rural Nebraska county assessor had the benefit of a tax break, a state investigation found.
Have yourself a microaggression Christmas
Have yourself a microaggression Christmas
M.D. Kittle | December 23, 2015|   96
Expect a #NaughtyLIvesMatter protest at the North Pole demanding that all of the naughty kids get presents, too.
Deaths among disabled increase as spending soars
Deaths among disabled increase as spending soars
Deena Winter | December 02, 2015|   91
Spending on community programs for the developmentally disabled has soared in the past decade, but state oversight of group homes' financial data is scant.
Spending on group homes explodes as state moves people out of institutions
Spending on group homes explodes as state moves people out of institutions
Deena Winter | December 01, 2015|   47
Spending on community programs such as group homes has exploded in the past decade as Nebraska moved developmentally disabled people out of institutions and into the light. But state oversight of these operations is scant.
Omaha pension funds improve but still get poor marks
Omaha pension funds improve but still get poor marks
Deena Winter | November 19, 2015|   5
Cities with poorly funded pension funds had to report to state lawmakers on Wednesday.
Keystone XL fight isn’t over in Nebraska; PSC gets the hot potato this week
Keystone XL fight isn’t over in Nebraska; PSC gets the hot potato this week
Deena Winter | November 18, 2015|   2.9K
TransCanada may have hit a roadblock with President Barack Obama, but it still appears to be moving forward with an attempt to get its Keystone XL pipeline route approved in Nebraska.