Andrew Ozaki, KETV NewsWatch 7

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KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Community colleges opposing plan to strip ability to levy property taxes

Community colleges oppose Gov. Pillen's plan to strip ability to levy property taxes Governor says it should be a state burden Gov. Jim Pillen calls his plan for the state to assume funding for community colleges a "game changer" to develop Nebraska's workforce and lower property taxes.Pillen made his pitch to lawmakers Thursday on LB 754. The bill introduced on his behalf by State Sen. Dave… → Read More

Amended photo ID bill requires notarized signature for mail-in ballots

'To protect the integrity of our elections' State Sen. Julie Slama said. → Read More

Gov. Jim Pillen's first State of the State address

Gov. Pillen's first budget calls for record tax cuts, K-12 funding and 1.3% spending → Read More

UNL researcher looks at 'growing' building materials on Mars

'On Mars, we don't have human labor. So if we can grow construction materials automatically without human intervention, that would be a great idea.' → Read More

'Moment of Silence' bill creates a lot of noise from opponents

There's a lot of noise over a bill that would allow a "moment of silence" in public schools → Read More

Nebraska lawmakers adopt permanent rules, avoid major changes

Secret ballot for chairs and filibuster rules continue. → Read More

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen proposes $1.5B tax cut package

"We Nebraskans have to compete better than we have done." → Read More

Nebraska Gov. Pillen unveils billion-dollar education reform package

Pillen's plan calls for the establishment of a billion dollar Education Future Fund. It's kind of a rainy day fund, that would grow $250 million a year. → Read More

'Nebraska, I expect more from you'

Song and passionate calls for action from youth organizers highlighted the 28th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Rally in Lincoln. This was the first time since the pandemic the event was in person at the University of Nebraska Student Union.Lincoln Southwest senior Daniel Turner asked the hundreds attending where do they stand.“Nebraska, what happened to the pride and the dignity… → Read More

State senator introduces bill to review school library books, ban CRT

'Another overreach on the part of government' critics say → Read More

Nebraska state senator proposes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

The proposed bill would ban abortions after six weeks. → Read More

Nebraska lawmakers submit 55 rule changes in legislature

'I will do everything in my power to protect the nonpartisan unicameral' → Read More

Lawmakers avoid early session 'meltdown'

Accusations of rules and precedence were followed in committee assignments. → Read More

Conservative shift in state education leadership draws concerns from some

'We've never been like this before where it's been this divisive.' → Read More

Nebraska state senator wants to scrap nonpartisan Unicameral system

Nebraska lawmakers wasted little time introducing 91 bills and seven legislative resolutions on the first day of bill introduction.One of those measures would replace the state's unique nonpartisan Unicameral with a two-house systemOn the day when Nebraska celebrates George Norris, the architect of the state's non-partisan one-house system, one state senator introduced a constitutional amendment… → Read More

Nebraska panhandle sees snow, costs pile up after winter storms

Snow and costs are starting to pile up for cattle ranchers as a third winter storm hit the Panhandle and north central Nebraska. "We're pushing three foot just in the last two and a half weeks, three weeks," said Tim Hruby, who ranches near Chadron."And it's just taken a huge toll on our herds. It's hard on the cattle. It's hard on the ranchers," Hruby said.He said it's not only snow but strong… → Read More

Rules fight, tax relief, canal await lawmakers return

The legislative session begins Wednesday morning. → Read More

State Patrol warns drivers of winter storm

On Monday, the Nebraska State Patrol warned travelers to take seriously take a winter storm pushing across the state.Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mike Thorson urged drivers to brace for hazardous conditions."We're dealing with a little bit of rain that comes in first, and then freezing temperatures overnight and snow combined with that, that leads to some very dangerous road conditions," Thorson… → Read More

Long-time Nebraska Unicameral clerk retires after 44 years

Patrick O'Donnell was called the "keeper" of the institution. → Read More

Doug Peterson leaves Nebraska's attorney general office after 2 terms

Nearly $200 million in settlements to the state; convictions in high-profile murder cases and human traffickers, that's part of Doug Peterson's tenure as Nebraska's attorney general. → Read More