Gov. Pete Ricketts, the incumbent Republican, announced last week that he would participate in three joint appearances with his opponent. But State Sen. Bob Krist, his Democratic challenger, fired back Thursday with a call for five debates between the two candidates, with statewide media coverage.
Nebraska prison officials won't say whether the pharmaceutical distributor sold them the four drugs intended for the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean Moore. But the Nevada case offers a clue as to how Nebraska may have obtained the drugs.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is renewing her call on state officials to pass legislation that allows Nebraska to begin collecting sales tax on Web purchases.
Average spending per candidate hit $34,020 — more than double the average from just eight years earlier.
A District Court judge must soon decide if “skirting a few things” may have included listening to recorded phone calls the man placed from jail to his lawyer. If so, the judge could dismiss sexual assault charges that carry a maximum penalty of 20 years to life in prison.
A Republican state lawmaker and former lawmaker filed suit Tuesday to try to keep a Medicaid expansion proposal off this fall's ballot.
Blueprint Nebraska, a new statewide coalition that is working on a plan for economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity in Nebraska, said Monday that Jim Smith will be the organization’s first executive director.
As promised, Omaha strip club owner Shane Harrington has sued the State Legislature and several other state officials, claiming that they conspired to shut down nude dancing at his establishments for moral and religious reasons.
Backers of a Medicaid expansion petition drive expressed confidence Thursday that they will get the proposal before Nebraska voters this fall.
A Medicaid managed care contractor's plans to cut payment rates for some medical equipment, starting Sunday, could jeopardize the availability of specialized equipment for children and adults with disabilities.
Federal researchers calculate that — absent reductions in greenhouse gases — the Great Plains and Midwest have a realistic chance of averaging 5 degrees warmer by midcentury, and 9 degrees warmer by the end of the century.
With his latest appointment of John Freudenberg, Ricketts has named four judges, which is a majority of the seven-member court.
A new political action committee backing the University of Nebraska raised $121,200 this year and received two of its biggest donations from a couple of NU regents.
The unprecedented clash between two branches of state government involves the April 24 subpoena of Scott Frakes by members of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee.
The Republican answer to this year's uptick in energy and interest from Democratic voters is a push toward greater unity. GOP officeholders hammered that theme in speeches Saturday during the state convention of the Nebraska Republican Party.
A group of 16 senators on Friday rejected a settlement offer by Attorney General Doug Peterson that would have required them to drop their subpoena of a top prison official. Now the attorney general will ask a judge to declare the senators in violation of state law and quash a subpoena intended to obtain information about the state’s new lethal injection procedures.
In a written response to questions raised by health care providers, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that there is no reporting requirement when Title X clinics refer women to a hospital emergency room for complications related to pregnancy.
State Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte plans to unveil the informal group at a press conference Friday. He said the group will focus on state school aid funding and how the funding formula can be used to ease property taxes.
The court overturned a motion Wednesday that was filed recently by the ACLU of Nebraska asking for permission to submit a brief in the Carey Dean Moore case. The court provided no comment or written response that might signal why the judges rejected the motion.
The Department of Health and Human Services tucked the new requirement into a recent request for applicants to provide federally funded Title X services in Douglas and Lancaster Counties.
Under the terms, the subpoena of Scott Frakes, director of the Department of Correctional Services, would be dropped and Frakes would not appear before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee to answer questions in person. Instead, both questions and answers would be submitted in writing.
A report commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released in February concluded that missing just two to three hours of sleep can more than quadruple a driver’s risk of a crash. That is equivalent to driving drunk, according to AAA of Nebraska spokeswoman Rose White.
The date the attorney general hopes to carry out Nebraska's first execution in 21 years falls on the day Nebraska's most recognizable death penalty opponent will turn 81 years old.
Spurred by reports of sexual harassment across the country, the Nebraska Legislature is looking to amend its 26-year-old policies on workplace harassment. The one-house Legislature is also considering whether to establish an ethics committee.
Kent Bernbeck of Elkhorn went to court Tuesday to challenge Nebraska's signature requirements for independents seeking statewide office.
After the last 664 votes were counted, a pair of races that were too close to call appear to have winners now.