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Lauren Penington is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in journalism and political science. In addition to writing at the Nebraska News Service, Lauren has worked as a Reporting Intern for Circuit Media in Denver covering courts and politics, a News Intern for the Lincoln Journal Star covering features and breaking news, a General News intern at channel 8 KLKN TV in Lincoln, and more. She has been published in a variety of Nebraska newspapers, including: The Lincoln Journal Star, The Summerland Advocate-Messenger, The Reader, The Sidney Sun-Telegraph, The North Platte Bulletin, and more. Lauren has experience working with the majority of Adobe Suit programs. Although she has more experience with print and web journalism, she has also worked with photo and video to tell stories in unique ways.

Nebraska at a Glance: Nov. 14

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A trail of signs along the corner of 17th and Washington Street encouraging voting, overlaid with the text "Nebraska at a Glance. Weekly updates from the Nebraska News Service.
Nov. 21: Adoption Day, Nebraska Supreme Court and volleyball milestone Husker volleyball celebrates 300th consecutive sellout In their Nov. 11 match, the women’s Husker volleyball team...

Welcome to live coverage of Election 2022

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Nebraska News Service logo, followed by the text "election day 2022 live blog" Red stripes and stars with a blue background below
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Nebraska counties adapt to national shortage of election workers

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A line of signs next to a building
Amid fears of voter security and safety, Nebraska’s 93 counties continue to adapt to the national shortage of election workers — by using volunteer...

Nebraska at a Glance: Nov. 7

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Nov. 7: Voter turnout, Walmart arson, drought and trail closures Voter turnout predicted to be over 50% Tuesday Statewide, a turnout of 58% of the state’s...

UNL students explore democracy on campus, join national efforts

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Heather Engdahl speaks to journalism class
On Sept. 15, hundreds of students across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications participated in the national Democracy Day effort...

Nebraska at a Glance: Sept. 19

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Husker women's volleyball players celebrating a point at a game, overlaying with text that reads: "Nebraska at a glance. weekly updates from the Nebraska news service."
Sept. 19: Coaching changes, Husker victories and losses, and one furry addition to the UNL police department Mickey Joseph loses first game as interim coach The...

Thirteen outgoing state senators praise nonpartisan body, offer advice for future

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State Sen. Matt Williams greets his colleagues as the final senator to give his farewell speech.
On the final day of the Nebraska legislative session on April 20, outgoing senators gave farewell speeches focused on upholding the nonpartisan nature of...

Keeping Up With the Legislature: March 28-April 1

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The Nebraska State Capitol at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022. The image has "Keeping up with the Legislature, Weekly Updates on the 2022 Legislative Session" in writing.
March 28-April 1: Budget adjustments, furries and prison reform debate Legislature approves budget adjustments, Ricketts will take five days to review State senators gave final approval...

Life after invasion: Lincoln’s Ukrainian community sends prayers and resources to...

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Ukraine protest
From supply drives to peaceful protests and vigils, people across Lincoln are showing their support for those impacted by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Unable to...

Keeping up with the Legislature: Feb. 21 – 25

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A committee room in the Nebraska State Capitol on Feb. 24, 2022. The text, "KEEPING UP WITH THE LEGISLATURE, WEEKLY UPDATES ON THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION" is over the image.
Feb. 21-25: Groene resignation and replacement, abortion and Arbor Day Investigation into former senator Groene continues, replacement sworn in Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte officially...