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Explained: Why the District 1 senate race is so heated

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State Sen. Julie Slama and opponent Janet Palmtag
Julie Slama and Janet Palmtag both say they have conservative values. So how did the election turn so negative? https://youtu.be/5qptA8SwqjE

Abortion bill stalls after lengthy debate among senators

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Nebraska Legislature
Nebraska senators debated a bill that would ban a certain type of abortion in the state for three hours on July 29.

Effort to prevent evictions fails in the Legislature

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Nebraska Legislature
An amendment to Sen. Justin Wayne's affordable housing bill by Sen. Adam Morfeld would have created an eviction moratorium during the pandemic.

Republicans call for censure of Sen. Ernie Chambers calling his comments...

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Nebraska Legislature
Prominent Nebraska Republicans are calling for the censure and expulsion of Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha after what they call sexist and misogynistic comments. The...

University of Nebraska international students face hurdles to returning to campus

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Selleck Quadrangle
International students still face barriers to returning to the University of Nebraska's campuses, especially concerning visas and financial situations.

Legislative Bill would make anti-bias training an annual requirement

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Nebraska Legislature
A legislative bill would require all Nebraska law enforcement members to complete two hours of anti-bias training annually.

Tax incentive debate to continue when Legislature reconvenes

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Nebraska Legislature
Nebraska's latest proposed tax incentive program, the ImagiNE Act, will be a high-profile topic when the Legislature reconvenes.

New legislative commission would focus on African Americans

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Nebraska Legislature
A legislative bill seeks to create a Commission on African American Affairs similar to existing commissions for Latino Americans and Native Americans.

Legislative round-up: New laws with debate expected on law enforcement training...

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Nebraska Legislature
The Nebraska Legislature passed a variety of legislation before the session was suspended and will discuss several key issues when it resumes in July.

Nebraska businesses prepare for further reopening

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Image of the coronavirus.
Businesses across Nebraska, from bars to gyms, are preparing for eased COVID-19 restrictions. Many say they're glad to be able to further reopen.