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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...

Legislators seek higher percentage of postsecondary-educated Nebraskans by 2030

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Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont, chair of the Education Committee, introduces legislation at a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol on March 16, 2022.
Higher education institutions could adopt a statewide goal aimed to increase the percentage of Nebraskans who have a postsecondary education. A legislative resolution — LR335...

Women state senators reflect on successes, shortcomings of Legislature

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Headshots of the 13 women of the Nebraska Legislature
March 19 celebrates women in public office, and the 13 women elected to the Nebraska Legislature reflected on the chamber’s environment for women and...