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Recent articles by Jon:

Castle doctrine law proposed in unicameral; it allows use of deadly force if attacked in a vehicle

The bill would expand the state's castle doctrine laws, allowing a person to use deadly force if they're attacked in their motor vehicles. → Read More

Bill protecting businesses from COVID-19 liability introduced in Nebraska Legislature

Customers would need to prove gross misconduct or willful negligence → Read More

Bill protecting meatpacking plant workers from COVID-19 introduced in Legislature

A bill introduced by Sen. Tony Vargas, would require meatpacking plants to put protocols in place that would protect their workers from COVID. It would allow for random inspections of the plant, and fines for non-compliance. → Read More

Juvenile Justice Project stays fully funded

An attempt to rescind $10 million from the project failed by one vote at the Douglas County Board on Tuesday. → Read More

NE bills would combine electoral votes and require voter ID; NE-02 would not be counted separately

Nebraska state senators began introducing bills on Thursday. So far, more than 200 have been introduced including two controversial bills from Republican State Senator Julie Slama. → Read More

Residents could be billed for not clearing snow

Last winter, 63 property owners were billed by the city of Omaha for not clearing snow. The average price for a contractor to remove that snow, was over $325. → Read More

Rep. Bacon against $2,000 checks, instead wanting to 'target it to those who need it'

Rep. Don Bacon confirmed that he said that President Trump sold out the GOP House, when he threatened to veto the stimulus package. → Read More

University of Nebraska holding in-person classes in spring semester

President Ted Carter says they're aiming to increase testing, so they can hold more in-person classes. → Read More

Omaha mask mandate extended until late February

The next mask mandate will be extended until February 23rd. → Read More

Race for Congress in Iowa

Two years ago, political newcomer Cindy Axne, a Democrat, was able to narrowly defeat Republican incumbent David Young for a seat in congress, representing southwest Iowa in the House of Representatives. In 2020, Axne and Young are facing off again, in what appears to be another competitive race. → Read More

Race for the legislature

While both candidates running for the District 1 congressional seat are Republicans, the race has been one of the most fraught in 2020 election cycle in Nebraska. → Read More

Race for the Legislature

Two Democrats are seeking to replace term-limited state senator Sara Howard. John Cavanaugh, who works as a Douglas County public defender, is taking on OPS Board president Marque Snow. → Read More

Lincoln downtown bars adjusting to Husker gameday restrictions

Downtown Lincoln will look a bit different when Nebraska starts playing football again. → Read More

Rep. Don Bacon debates challenger Kara Eastman

Contention has been brewing between Kara Eastman and Don Bacon as the two, once again, fight for Nebraska's second congressional district. → Read More

The race for Nebraska's 15th District: Walz vs Rogers

Walz ran for lieutenant governor two years ago and views herself as a consensus builder...her opponent David Rogers says his conservative views better fit the district. → Read More

Douglas County Commissioner looking to streamline rent assistance program

Commissioner Jim Cavanaugh wants to do away with requiring those seeking rent assistance to provide documents. Instead, he simply wants "a series of yes, no questions." → Read More

Race for the Legislature: Carol Blood vs. Rick Holdcroft

During her past four years in Lincoln, Senator Carol Blood prides herself on passing 23 of her bills, as well as working in her community, helping those hit by the pandemic and the 2019 floods. → Read More

OEA says OPS decision makes jobs difficult for teachers

The union that represents OPS's teachers says the decision to bring students back, will force teachers to double their work, teaching in the classroom, and educating virtually. → Read More

Generational gap separates the two men in race to replace Sen. Ernie Chambers

After serving 46 out of the last 50 years in the Nebraska Legislature, Ernie Chambers is term-limited. → Read More

Growing city of Gretna to elect new mayor in November

The city of Gretna may just be growing faster than any other place in the Omaha metro-area. And this year, voters are going to pick a new leader as city council-member Angie Lauritsen will take on relative political newcomer, Mike Evans. → Read More