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Madeleine Grant is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying journalism. She enjoys reading, writing and travel. Madeleine is from Illinois and aspires to become a professional journalist or editor.

Legislative roundup: Proposed laws aid foster youth, military retirees

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Nebraska Legislature
Since the Nebraska Legislature reconvened on Jan. 6, state senators introduced new bills ranging from reducing military retiree tax liability to providing private school...

Ricketts gives vaccine update

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Gov. Ricketts Press Conference
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that receiving more vaccines from the federal government is key to speeding up the state vaccine process. “In Nebraska, the...

Report: Nebraska ag land values increase, but farmers still struggling

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Nebraska Farm
Agriculture land value in Nebraska increased 3% from February 2019 to February 2020 because of economic forces affecting farmland, according to an annual farm...

Legislative session descends into controversies, bickering

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Nebraska Legislative Chamber
The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature adjourned the session early July 24 amid internal conflict and name-calling among senators. The decision came during a particularly...

Police oversight bill proposed after heavy debate

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Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha
Senators allowed a surprising late-addition bill July 23 that would create local police oversight boards in Nebraska cities.  The bill, which was sponsored by Sen....

NU President Carter: Back-to-school will not look ‘normal’ this year

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Back-to-school press conference
Back-to-school for University of Nebraska students will look different this fall with fewer students in classrooms, cafeteria take-out food and mandatory face masks.  Gov. Pete...

Nebraska governor opposes Lincoln mask mandate, reviews legal options

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Gov. Pete Ricketts
The governor says the state is reviewing the legality of the Lincoln mayor’s decision to mandate that the city’s residents wear masks. Lincoln Mayor Leirion...

Medicaid expansion enrollment now open

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Gov. Ricketts 7/20 Press Conference
More than 90,000 additional Nebraskans are now eligible to apply for Medicaid, the government’s health insurance program for low-income individuals, the governor has announced. Nebraska...

First recipients of Nebraska Promise thankful for free tuition

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Tina Smets and family
Mariana Medina-Santos, 21, is a first-generation college student and one of the first Nebraska Promise recipients who will study tuition-free at the University of...

TIF repayment, repeal of slavery language headed to Nebraska ballot

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Nebraska Legislature
  Ballot initiatives that encourage economic development and repeal slavery language in the state constitution will appear on the Nebraska ballot in November. The Nebraska Tax...