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Guns in Nebraska: Three hearings cover proposed future of firearm laws

State Senators John Fredrickson, Tom Brewer and George Dungan are dressed in black suits, white button-ups and colored ties in the legislative chamber.
Three bills which would alter Nebraska fire-arm laws were the topic of controversy on Thursday, Jan. 26, for  four and half hours.   Dozens of constituents...

Pillen highlights funding increases for education, law enforcement tax decreases in...

Governor Jim Pillen Speaks at address
Gov. Jim Pillen outlined his proposed budget Wednesday, prioritizing an increase in education and law enforcement funding while highlighting income and property tax relief...

Flatwater forum explores problems with Nebraska’s prisons

The speakers engage in the forum
LINCOLN–With some of the most overcrowded prisons in the country, Nebraska’s correctional system is at a crossroads as the possibility of the construction of...

Potential voter ID legislation stirs debate in pre-election hearing

Secretary of State Bob Evnen's hand is shown reading prepared notes at a public hearing in the Nebraska State Capitol.
Nebraska does not require people to present a photo ID at a poll booth on Election Day. Ballot Initiative 432, a bill that caused...

Residents torn over minimum wage ballot initiative

Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen speaks in a hearing room in the Nebraska State Capitol, opening the hearing to the public.
A ballot initiative to incrementally raise the Nebraska minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026 stirred debate in the 1st Congressional District's focused...

Bacon and Vargas compete in final debate

Official portraits for U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (left) and State Sen. Tony Vargas (right) are composed together side-by-side.
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon and State Sen. Tony Vargas competed in the last of two debates on Sunday, Oct. 16 where the two candidates...

Iranian organization arranges peaceful demonstration to display solidarity

Group of demonstrators gather in front of City Union holding signs
“Women. Life. Freedom.”  A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Iranian Student Organization members chanted this phrase in front of the Nebraska Union on Sept. 28...

Flood and Pansing Brooks compete in final debate

State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks and U.S. Rep. Mike Flood stand behind glass podiums for a debate in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications' Andersen Hall.
State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks and Rep. Mike Flood engaged in a debate on Oct. 3, focusing on key issues like abortion, gun control...

New therapy dog provides a variety of support

Cash the therapy dog stands in front of Nebraska symbol
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department recently added a new friendly face to its roster, an 18-month-old Goldendoodle named Cash.  Cash’s job as a therapy...

County clerk addresses election misconceptions

Aerial photo of downtown Seward, Nebraska
This is one in a series of Nebraska News Service stories about election and voting issues in the state and the efforts of people...