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Longtime workforce developer retiring after 18-year career

Longtime workforce developer retiring after 18-year career

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Executive Director for Kearney Works, Stan Zimbelman joined KGFW’s Talk of the Town to discuss his 18-year career in workforce development and highlight the low unemployment rate in Nebraska. Zimbelman began with the challenges that face his company with low unemployment. “The unemployment is very low and I think it’s going…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Life Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Pro-Life Legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “At a ceremonial bill signing event in the Governor’s Hearing Room, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted LB209, a bill that updates Nebraska’s informed consent law. LB209 requires physicians who prescribe the abortion pill to inform the mother that if she changes her mind…Read more »

Congressman Adrian Smith addresses House of Representatives

Congressman Adrian Smith addresses House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (KGFW) During his time addressing the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith highlighted why he is on the Ways and Means Committee and where he wants focus to be placed, first discussing trade. “One of my primary purposes in joining this committee was to continue the hard work in opening new…Read more »

Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) Governor Pete Ricketts discussed what the latest updates have been from the Nebraska legislature as this year’s session draws closer to an end. The most recent being the passing of the state budget. “The legislature passed the budget which is something they have to do every two years. I’ll be reviewing…Read more »

Omaha DEA Division on Marijuana studies and Drug Enforcement

Omaha DEA Division on Marijuana studies and Drug Enforcement

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Diversion Program Manager in the Omaha division of the DEA Bill Stockmann, shared what they see with marijuana in the nation. “It’s a Schedule I controlled substance by the federal guidelines, it is a gateway drug. So it does lead to the use of other drugs. It also hampers the development…Read more »

DEA Omaha Division discussing Opioid impact in Nebraska

DEA Omaha Division discussing Opioid impact in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Bill Stockmann, the Diversion Program Manager for Omaha’s division of the DEA, shared information on the opioid epidemic facing the nation. Stockmann first shared how the DEA works with enforcement on opioids. “When we have any kind of evidence of abuse that the DEA can identify that entails any criminal or…Read more »

Buffalo County Emergency Manager speaks on job and floods

Buffalo County Emergency Manager speaks on job and floods

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Buffalo County Emergency Manager Darrin Lewis joined KGFW’s One for the Heroes special Wednesday to discuss the duties with his job including what exactly constitutes a disaster. “If it affects a large widespread possibility of damage and/or injury to individuals, that could constitute an emergency. We have identified a number of…Read more »

State Senators give mixed feelings on LB 289

State Senators give mixed feelings on LB 289

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) The proposal of LB 289 from the Revenue Committee would create the largest tax increase in Nebraska history while attempting to lower property taxes. Senator Dan Hughes (District 44) was in the middle, wanting property tax relief but doesn’t agree with everything proposed in this bill. “That’s the one thing that…Read more »