City Council President Ben Gray said he started talks with the city’s Planning Department about introducing an ordinance before last week’s removal of hundreds of refugees from a filthy apartment complex full of code violations.
Gov. Pete Ricketts, the Republican incumbent, wants to tackle the issue without increasing other taxes. State Sen. Bob Krist, the Democratic challenger, argues that the state must find new revenues to ease property tax bills.
Prepare to hear a lot about taxes from the two candidates in Nebraska’s Omaha-based 2nd District, the state’s most competitive congressional race.
Nebraska has registered no natural gas pipeline explosions or disasters caused by over-pressurization over the past two years, based on data provided by the state fire marshal on pipeline incidents. Staffers could remember none over the past 16 years.
Enrollment in the 71 Archdiocesan schools this year stands, unofficially, at 19,831, down 30 students from last year's official enrollment of 19,861.
The briefing is intended to help U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decide if there’s a federal case to be made against Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter for violating consumer-protection or antitrust laws.
Ralston's $23.2 million budget — approved unanimously at Tuesday night's City Council meeting — raises property taxes, eliminates two full-time positions, trims police department overtime and reduces the hours of part-time library staff.
The U.S. is experiencing an epidemic of loneliness, writes the senator, who offers suggestions for repairing a society that he says is increasingly defined by political opposition.
Over the past two years, Quantum has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees after the Omaha Home for Boys invested $20 million in a hedge fund owned by Quantum.
We asked Nebraska’s Senate candidates — U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, a Republican; Lincoln City Councilwoman Jane Raybould, a Democrat; and Jim Schultz, a Libertarian — to share some passable, palatable solutions.
Nebraska Democrats stepped up the pressure on State Auditor Charlie Janssen, calling on him to resign and to repay taxpayers for the time “he wasted while sitting in a bar drinking beer.”
A top manager in Douglas County Assessor Diane Battiato’s office sent an email to fellow managers last week asking them to come up with questions that would make her stand out in an upcoming political debate.
Northeast Lincoln voters in November will choose between the Nebraska Legislature’s youngest member and a familiar, 82-year-old challenger.
They are running for the Legislature’s District 24 seat representing three counties — Seward, York and Polk — west of Lincoln.
Nebraska’s top government watchdog often has spent more of his Lincoln workday at a sports bar than at his State Capitol office. Charlie Janssen, who is up for re-election to his $85,000-a-year post, says: "I get work done, I'm very productive."
Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High School.
Democrat Jane Raybould's most recent ad questions Fischer’s rising net worth while in office and Fischer’s $1.5 million in Senate campaign donations from corporate political action committees.
The property in question is part of the site the county is trying to assemble for a potential two-building complex.
Nebraska's Republican and Democratic candidates for federal office don't all agree on net neutrality. But they do agree that Congress should pass a law rather than leaving regulation to the administration.
Like the rest of the nation, Nebraska struggled with unusually warm night-time temperatures this summer — a strain on plants and animals alike because they have less opportunity to recover from summer's daytime heat.
After a Republican-connected effort to put limits on how long a person can serve as Lincoln's mayor, the leader of the state Democratic Party said term limits push could be coming to the Omaha mayor's office, too.
A legal slugfest between two branches of Nebraska state government has ratcheted to the next level, fueling disagreement among senators over whether the fight should continue.
The state college system as a whole — counting the three state colleges together — reported generally flat enrollment.
A UNL alum whose four children attended the university in Lincoln calls the Husker game day situation hypocrisy.
In its first public meeting, the Douglas County Unified Justice Center Development Corp. sought to shore up support Friday for the detention center part of a two-building complex proposed for downtown Omaha.
All eight support the utility’s march toward more renewable energy, especially while it remains economically competitive with coal and natural gas. But four of the candidates discussed accelerated expansion of renewables.