Friday, September 8, 2023
Home Authors Posts by Owen Reimer

Owen Reimer


Key players in Nebraskan community journalism highlight its importance as the...

Gov. Jim Pillen speaks at NPA convention
The U.S. government established Nebraska as a state in 1867, 156 years ago. Founded just six years later, in 1873, the Nebraska Press Association...

Community members march to Nebraska Capital for climate strike

Group of strike attendees near the front approach capital during Climate Strike.
On the eve of Earth Day, a group of about 50 people gathered in front of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City Union in chilly...

Proposed medical marijuana bill brings debate to emotional hearing

State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln addresses the state’s proposed budget adjustments as Sens. Lynne Walz of Fremont (center) and Wendy DeBoer of Bennington (right) listen on March 15, 2022.
Nebraskans gathered at the Nebraska State Capitol Feb. 9 to debate medical marijuana legalization, which has been debated in the state for years. Efforts...

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...