State employee turnover, Sandhills wind farms at issue

January 19th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – In news from Nebraska’s Legislature, The head of the largest state employees’ union says Gov. Ricketts should devote more money to stopping massive turnover instead of pushing for tax cuts. A senator who represents the Sandhills is calling for a moratorium on wind projects there.

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Psychiatrists: Prisons didn’t act on warnings with Jenkins

September 22nd, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Psychiatrists who evaluated Nikko Jenkins told a Nebraska legislative investigation they recommended he be sent to in the Lincoln Regional Center before he was released from prison and convicted of killing four people.

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Equality, family values clash in Nebraska

November 12th, 2013

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Nebraska is one of just three states nationally that have a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. With six states legalizing same-sex marriage this year alone, where does Nebraska stand?

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Harsh words fly over minimum sentences for juvenile murderers

April 10th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature moved Tuesday toward compromise on sentencing juveniles who commit serious crimes, but only after some harsh rhetoric and pushback involving Sen. Ernie Chambers.

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Legislature focuses on foster care age out children

April 9th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska lawmakers took a step Friday toward helping young people who “age out” of the state’s foster care system, and also moved to put state contracts online.

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Debate over STD bill continues in state legislature

March 28th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – A proposal aimed at combating sexually transmitted diseases has advanced in the Nebraska Legislature, but not before an opponent accused supporters of condoning statutory rape.

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