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Sasse Votes to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Sasse Votes to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after the Senate voted on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. “Our pro-life cause is about protecting babies, supporting women, and respecting science,” said Senator Sasse. “Being pro-life means that we want to encourage life-affirming health providers, not the abortion business. I co-sponsored…Read more »

Hastings official takes plea deal in Lincoln assault case

Hastings official takes plea deal in Lincoln assault case

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) – A Hastings city official accused of assaulting an Uber driver in Lincoln has taken a plea deal. Lancaster County Court records say 37-year-old Steven Kostner pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor assault. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from felony terroristic threats in exchange for Kostner’s plea. His sentencing is scheduled for…Read more »

Nebraska jobless rate 2.8 percent for 5th month in a row

Nebraska jobless rate 2.8 percent for 5th month in a row

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate remained 2.8 percent in December – the fifth month in a row at the figure. The department said in a news release Friday that the rate is down a tenth of a point from the December 2017 rate of 2.9 percent. Last…Read more »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Refuse Collection Schedule

Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Refuse Collection Schedule

KEARNEY, Neb. – The City of Kearney, Sanitation Division, announces that due to the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday, January 21, 2019, the following changes will be in effect for the refuse collection system and the Kearney Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill. Residential Collection:  Trash collection will be delayed one day except…Read more »

$375,000 grant awarded to University of Nebraska Medical Center for Veteran suicide prevention

$375,000 grant awarded to University of Nebraska Medical Center for Veteran suicide prevention

NEBRASKA – The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center was recently awarded a $375,000 Mental Health Awareness Training Grant aimed at suicide prevention among veterans in Nebraska. The goals of the grant are to: Foster alliances with veterans, families of veterans and local and state agencies to…Read more »

Fort Kearny ice-fishing event canceled

Fort Kearny ice-fishing event canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has canceled the Family Ice-Fishing Clinic scheduled for Jan. 20 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area Lake No. 6 near Kearney because of a lack of safe ice. It will not be rescheduled. On Jan. 19, however, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a…Read more »

State dismissed from lawsuit over mental patient treatment

State dismissed from lawsuit over mental patient treatment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The state of Nebraska and its Health and Human Services Department have been dismissed from a lawsuit that alleged the state violated rules and regulations in diagnosing and treating mentally ill patients. A federal judge ruled last week that Dr. Farid Karimi’s claims against the state and the department are barred…Read more »

Ricketts unveils property tax package, prison funding plan

Ricketts unveils property tax package, prison funding plan

By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Gov. Pete Ricketts called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a new property tax package and boost funding for Nebraska’s prison system in the face of a looming state deadline to reduce overcrowding. Ricketts unveiled the plans in his annual State of the State address that focused…Read more »

Federal trial for ‘AK-47 Bandit’ set for March in Nebraska

Federal trial for ‘AK-47 Bandit’ set for March in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A federal trial in Nebraska has been pushed to March for a man suspected of being the “AK-47 bandit,” who investigators believe robbed banks in five states. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion by Richard Gathercole for a new court-appointed attorney and set…Read more »

Sasse Reintroduces Born-Alive Legislation

Sasse Reintroduces Born-Alive Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after reintroducing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. “Everybody loves babies and that love has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with just having a heart,” said Sasse. “This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common…Read more »