Increasing welfare benefits, easing initiative requirements advancing in Legislature

March 19th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Welfare benefits would increase in Nebraska, and restrictions on paying for signatures on initiative petitions would be eased, under proposals advancing in the Legislature.

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Winner-take-all fails; Medical marijuana amendments considered

March 18th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – An attempt to return Nebraska to the winner-take-all system for electoral votes in presidential elections failed Tuesday in the Legislature. Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee is considering an amendment to tighten regulations for the proposed legalization of medical marijuana.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Gets an Updated Look

March 16th, 2015

By Bill Grennan

Omaha, NE — An Andrew Lloyd Webber classic celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the Omaha Playhouse.

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Fracking water disposal site causes deep divide

March 12th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – A plan to allow a Colorado company to ship waste water from shale oil fracking operations and then stored at a Western Nebraska injection well is being met with some fairly determined opposition. A Nebraska unicameral hearing Wednesday looked into some of the contentious issues surrounding the project.

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A Diverse Set of Omaha Professionals Talk ‘Process’

March 11th, 2015

By Bill Grennan

Omaha. NE — The latest edition in a new panel series from UNO and Kaneko will continue this week.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Where Nebraska Stands

March 11th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Despite the order issued by Judge Joseph Bataillon in February, marriage in Nebraska is limited to one man and one woman until the case is reviewed by an appellate court or the U.S. Supreme Court rules marriage must be made available to all. Here’s a summary of the legal battle over same same-sex marriage in Nebraska.

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