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Recent articles by Jon:

Iowa consolidating polling sites ahead of Tuesday's primary

Council Bluffs normally has 40 polling locations. This primary, they have five. → Read More

Survey says 92% of metro businesses lost revenue during pandemic

The restaurant, bar, arts and entertainment industries were hit hardest by the pandemic in Nebraska. → Read More

After primary victories, Bacon & Eastman rematch coming in November

Shortly after Kara Eastman clinched victory last night, herself and Rep. Don Bacon began to spar on Twitter. → Read More

Nebraska primary results

Results are in for Nebraska's primary election held Tuesday. → Read More

Nebraska dental offices set to re-open

Dental offices statewide can open back up Monday, but the patient experience will be different than last time. → Read More

Omaha restaurants pleased they can open back up

Restaurants around Omaha have been relying on take-out for over a month, beginning in May, customers can come back, → Read More

Gov. Ricketts says he's not releasing inmates early due to COVID-19

Gov. Ricketts says it would be irresponsible to release inmates early due to coronavirus. Corrections director Scott Frakes has public safety concerns, and says it's not a good time to be released from prison. → Read More

District two congressional candidates finding new ways to reach out to voters

For the three candidates running for the democratic nomination April would normally be the month they hit the campaign trail hard, with the coronavirus outbreak, they've been forced to change things. → Read More

Stimulus bill 'not perfect....but we have to get it done,' says Rep. Don Bacon

Congressman Don Bacon says the stimulus package will help small businesses about to fail, but doesn't agree with direct payments to most Americans. He still says he'll vote for it. → Read More

Omaha bars and restaurants to limit capacity to 10 and under due to coronavirus outbreak

A day before Saint Patrick's Day, the Mayor of Omaha says all bars and restaurants must keep their capacity to below 50 people. → Read More

Bill banning LGBTQ discrimination in workplace gets new life

After the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce signed on, some believe the legislature could pass a bill, this year, that would ban business owners from firing employees for being gay or transgender. → Read More

Des Moines caucus shows how unique system gets two different results

A caucus outside downtown Des Moines showed two very different winners in the two rounds of voting, showing how the unique system forces people to re-align and potentially gets very different results in both rounds of voting. → Read More

How the Iowa caucuses work

The Iowa caucuses are just days away and yet many are going to be voting for the first time. → Read More

Special needs daycare facility being developed in Bellevue

Sarpy County currently does not have a facility that can take on kids with severe intellectual disabilities → Read More

Bill forcing businesses to pay sick leave stalls

The bill in the Nebraska Legislature would give up to 40 hours a year of paid sick time off to part-time and full-time employees. Conservative senators called it government intrusion and unnecessary. → Read More

Yates building in limbo after OPS delays decision

The Yates school building has been a Gifford Park staple → Read More

Bill would require businesses to pay employees sick leave

The bill would force businesses to give out up to five sick days a year to employees. One state senator went as far as to say it could urban conspiracy, out to get rural Nebraska. → Read More

Legislature 2020: Sen. Megan Hunt

Omaha state senator Megan Hunt will again look to pass laws to help out the LGBT community in Nebraska. → Read More

Time to trash your Christmas tree

The holidays are over, and if you still have a tree, it could be a fire hazard. → Read More

Nebraska teachers union backs student restraint bill

A bill in the legislature would clarify state law, allowing teachers to physically restrain violent students. → Read More