Andrew Ozaki, KETV NewsWatch 7

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KETV NewsWatch 7

Omaha, NE, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Nebraska hospitals still overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

Hospital staff say beds filling up and transfers harder to find → Read More

NU Regents hear no opposition to racial equity plan

The University of Nebraska Regents hear only support for a racial equity plan on its flagship campus during its meeting on Friday.Gov. Pete Ricketts urged Nebraskans to sound off on at the meeting and had repeatedly condemned the plan as anti-American and would inject critical race theory in every corner of campus.But any tough talk from opponents came two and a half hours after the meeting from… → Read More

'We can't afford to waste any talent'

UNL's push to become more diverse part of search for talent → Read More

Pro and anti-abortion groups eye US Supreme Court case

Nebraskans on both sides of the abortion issue say the fate of the Mississippi ban in the U.S Supreme Court hangs in the balance.On Wednesday the nine justices heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Depending upon the ruling, it could lead to the weakening, or even the ending of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortions in the US.Pro-life… → Read More

NU student regent defends UNL chancellor and anti-racism plan

Gov. Pete Ricketts continued his attack on a plan to address institutional racism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. But he said it's up to NU President Ted Carter Jr. and NU Regents to determine whether UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green should step down.NU Student Regent Batool Ibrahim, a senior at UNL, supports Green. "Chancellor Green has been the only chancellor in the state of Nebraska who… → Read More

Rural hospitals fear capacity crunch will worsen as vaccine mandate looms

'We will lose some very quality, some good staff,’ administrator says → Read More

Governor and regent attack UNL diversity plan

"Plan would inject CRT into every corner of campus," Gov. Ricketts says. → Read More

Business leaders call infrastructure investment a 'game changer'

A "game changer" — that's what state and national business leaders call the $3 billion coming to Nebraska from the Federal Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act.Whether it's fixing a bridge or road so farmers don't have to drive extra miles to market, or preparing the Omaha Metro to accommodate a half million more people expected by 2050, the historic boost in federal funds could be… → Read More

UNMC to study antiviral COVID-19 pill

'It fills a gap of outpatient treatment and outpatient prevention' → Read More

Frakes said state needed to stop 'nibbling' trying to fix staff pay

'We really need to make a statement,' prison director says → Read More

New contract will make corrections pay 3rd highest in nation

New corporals and caseworkers at state prisons could make more than $81,000 a year under a new tentative contract agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 88.Lincoln attorney Gary Young was the chief negotiator for the FOP."It's probably the biggest deal for labor involved in corrections history of the state of Nebraska," Young said.Starting pay would increase hourly pay from $8 an… → Read More

New infrastructure bill will put 'shovels in the ground' in Nebraska

Supplies and labor shortages could hinder projects experts say → Read More

Record number of Whooping Cranes seen in Nebraska

'It's just such a special moment,' Crane Trust says. → Read More

Proposed state college gender identity policy changed amid attacks

Reference to restroom and locker use for transgender staff removed from language → Read More

Plenty of turkeys now, but will they be gobbled up?

'Get your orders in early and buy early' grocer says → Read More

Audit of Saint Francis turns up incomplete questionable record keeping

'I would say probably more sloppy than necessarily intent or fraud,' auditor says → Read More

$140 million in grants 'game changer' for child care centers

Over 1,000 centers already submit applications for grants → Read More

Water shut off at state penitentiary in Lincoln

Inmates say backed up toilets make conditions unsafe → Read More

New and used car shortage driving up prices

'You're not going to have the same level of choices and you're going to be paying more' experts say → Read More

Family of inmate who died of COVID-19 question care

'They're just leaving us down here to die,' inmate told girlfriend → Read More