U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has been named to a list of most vulnerable House Republican incumbents, a signal that Nebraska’s 2nd District will once again be a political battleground.
State Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, who now holds the seat, has endorsed Susan Hester as her replacement. Crawford is term-limited and unable to seek reelection.
The petition drive aims to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 general election ballot that would give Nebraskans the right to use medical cannabis for serious medical conditions, subject to “reasonable laws, rules and regulations.”
A state legislative staffer, Jennifer Carter, announced Wednesday that she is seeking election to the Nebraska Legislature in south-central Lincoln's District 29.
Eliot Bostar, executive director of the Nebraska Conservation Voters and Conservation Nebraska, grew up in New York but spent summers on the family farm near Bradshaw, Nebraska. Those family ties led him to settle in Nebraska.
The Marylander has made Iowa a central part of his campaign for president. He'd visited all 99 counties by last August, before most candidates even entered the race. "People here are mainstream Americans," he said during his latest visit to western Iowa, where he was viewing flood damage. "They value common sense."
Doug Kagan of Omaha, the longtime head of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, said he withdrew his sponsorship of the petition because he disagreed with the management of the effort and didn’t think that it would be successful in qualifying for the 2020 ballot.
Leirion Gaylor Baird, 47, an at-large member of the Lincoln City Council, made public safety, infrastructure and quality of life the focus of her campaign.
Also Thursday, Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt and 36 co-sponsors introduced a resolution to condemn "racist violence and domestic terror attacks motivated by white supremacy and white nationalism."
Democrat Leirion Gaylor Baird has been declared Lincoln's new mayor, defeating Republican challenger Cyndi Lamm by approximately 5,500 votes.
Ashford's health scare led to a dust-up between his wife, who is running for his former seat, and a Republican official.
Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, Texas, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 200 people in the Wilson Middle School gym for about 45 minutes, then took time to answer questions and shake hands.
Two women currently serving on the City Council are vying for the job of being the capital city's mayor. They share some of the same goals, but have different priorities.
Like Nebraska, Kansas will no longer award delegates to Democratic presidential candidates via a caucus.
Nebraska was chosen to test a pilot project through the National States Geographical Information Council. There's no cost to the state.
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon raised roughly 10 times as much as any of his potential Democratic opponents in the first three months of 2019.
Sen. Chambers of Omaha, who will be 82 in July, will be term limited out of the Legislature in 2020.
The senator running for the Democratic nomination for president hears from Iowans on flooding and infrastructure, and she fields a question about her likability.
Lincoln selected two finalists to replace term-limited Mayor Chris Beutler, and passed a 1/4-cent increase in city sales taxes to increase chuckhole repair and rehabilitation of streets in Tuesday's primary election.
Dustin Sedoris, 27, says his policy stances will carry him through a crowded primary with big-name opponents.
Omaha Sen. Tony Vargas' bill would wipe out more than $5 million in annual revenue for the City of Omaha. Lincoln would lose about $4 million.
She becomes the third woman to declare her candidacy for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, which includes Douglas and western Sarpy Counties.
The senior U.S. senator from Minnesota is in Nebraska and Iowa for events that continue Saturday.
Also Thursday, lawmakers passed a bill that would allow unlicensed home brewers to offer their products at certain public events, and a legislative committee advanced a pair of bills aimed at helping employees who get sick or have to take leave to care for family members.
At the Mid-America Center, Sanders asserted his spot as a leader of the progressive wave.
Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon cast a “no” vote despite saying he actually favors some of the bill’s provisions. He praised, for example, how it would make voter registration easier and seek to counter Russia’s use of social media advertising to meddle in American politics.