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This Week in Nebraska Politics (Sept. 19-25): Flood, Pansing Brooks square...

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The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.
Rep. Mike Flood and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks squared off Sunday, Sept. 25, in a general election debate hosted by KETV Omaha.  The contentious...

This Week in Nebraska Politics (Sept. 12-18): Malcolm X newest inductee...

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The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.
The Nebraska Hall of Fame Committee voted 4-3 to add Malcolm X as its next inductee, adding the civil rights leader after he had...

Nebraska media ‘leveled up’ in past year through Flatwater Free Press,...

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The home pages of the Nebraska Examiner and Flatwater Free Press websites are shown on opposing sides of the photo.
In just a little over a year, Nebraska’s media landscape has expanded to uncover and shed light on more undercovered stories with the addition...

Kearney native who worked in White House, Capitol Hill: democracy must...

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Deb Fiddelke, the chief communication and marketing officer for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, poses for a portrait in front of a Nebraska "N" in the UNL chancellor's conference room.
This is one in a series of Nebraska News Service stories about election and voting issues in the state and the efforts of people...

Chuck Hagel details perils to democracy, ability to self-correct

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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) speaks at a 2014 NATO conference in Brussels with the American and NATO flags flanking him on his left and right.
This is one in a series of Nebraska News Service stories about election and voting issues in the state and the efforts of people...

This Week in Nebraska Politics (Sept. 4-11): Voter ID requirement, $15...

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The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.
Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen confirmed on Sept. 6 that two ballot items related to voter ID and increasing the minimum wage will...

This Week in Nebraska Politics (Aug. 21-27): Nebraska congressional leaders skeptical...

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The Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska’s congressional delegation addressed business leaders at an annual gathering hosted by the Greater Omaha, Lincoln and Nebraska Chambers of Commerce on the state...

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: April 11-13

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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.
April 11-13: Holocaust education, drug and alcohol immunity and election changes “Constitutional carry” legislation stalls, falls short by two votes A bill to allow Nebraskans to...

Lawmakers denounce Herbster after eight women accuse him of sexual misconduct

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Charles W. Herbster, a Republican primary candidate for Nebraska governor, speaks during a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol on March 15, 2022.
Lawmakers across the state denounced Charles W. Herbster, a leading Republican primary candidate for Nebraska governor, after the Nebraska Examiner reported April 14 allegations...