Voter turnout for primary predicted at 35% of registered voters in Nebraska

BY: - May 6, 2022

LINCOLN — Voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election is predicted at 35% statewide as well as in Douglas County, with slightly higher turnout predicted in Lancaster County. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen, in a press release Friday, said he based his prediction on the return of early ballots. There have been 227,679 early ballot […]

Nebraska Democrats bid to be among the first presidential primaries in 2024

BY: - May 5, 2022

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Democratic Party is bidding to be among the first presidential primaries in 2024. The party announced Thursday that its executive committee has submitted a letter of intent to the Democratic National Committee to make Nebraska one of the early states conducting its primaries prior to Super Tuesday in early March 2024. […]

Wilderness Park protest

Lincoln mayor to OK development near Wilderness Park, disappointing protesters

BY: - May 5, 2022

LINCOLN — Organizers of a protest encampment next to Lincoln’s Wilderness Park expressed disappointment Thursday that Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird has declined to veto a proposed housing development near two ceremonial Native American sweat lodges. The proposed Wilderness Crossing development sits across a gravel road from a private enclave called “The Fish Farm,” which has […]

Nebraska State Capitol Building

Holland Children’s Institute poll finds disconnect between voters and the Nebraska Legislature

BY: - May 5, 2022

LINCOLN — There’s a disconnect between voter opinions about tax breaks for the wealthy and actions by the Nebraska Legislature, according to a recent poll commissioned by the Omaha-based Holland Children’s Institute. A March 16-21 survey of 620 registered Nebraska voters found majorities of respondents believe that state government has prioritized tax breaks for corporations […]

Trump to hold follow-up call with voters after Nebraska rally for Charles Herbster

BY: - May 4, 2022

OMAHA — Four days after hosting more than 3,000 people at a rally in eastern Nebraska, former President Donald Trump is dialing back into the state’s GOP primary race for governor. Trump is hosting a “telephone rally” Thursday with Conklin Co. CEO Charles Herbster. Trump’s team has scheduled a call at 6 p.m. CDT. Herbster […]

brett lindstrom

Chief Todd Schmaderer, former Rep. Bereuter endorse Brett Lindstrom for governor

BY: - May 4, 2022

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer waded into Nebraska’s governor’s race Wednesday, joining Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert in endorsing State Sen. Brett Lindstrom of Omaha. Schmaderer said in a statement that Lindstrom’s “well-reasoned approach to problem solving and his steadfast support of law enforcement will serve him well as the leader of this state.” Lindstrom said […]

Sens. Tom Briese and John Cavanaugh

State Sen. Tom Briese endorses Charles Herbster for governor

BY: - May 4, 2022

Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster picked up the endorsement this week of State Sen. Tom Briese of Albion, a senator who has worked for years on property tax changes. Briese said in a statement that Herbster has supported concepts that broaden the state’s sales tax base, including by reducing the number of services and items […]

In Nebraska GOP governor’s race, Pillen outraises opponents; Herbster self-funds; Lindstrom a strong third

BY: - May 3, 2022

OMAHA — Fundraising in Nebraska’s three-way GOP governor’s race continues the trend set earlier in the campaign: Heading into the May 10 primary election, Charles Herbster is still largely self-funding his campaign; Jim Pillen has raised the most from donors; and Brett Lindstrom is exceeding expectations. Herbster gave his campaign another $2.4 million from April […]

Don Kleine endorses Jim Pillen for governor, weighs in on Slama and Herbster

BY: - May 3, 2022

OMAHA — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, one of Nebraska’s top prosecutors, endorsed University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen on Tuesday in the GOP primary race for governor. Kleine said he knows Pillen and his running mate, former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Kelly. Both, he said, will work to help those who enforce the […]

Valley’s 3M plant announces $58 million expansion

BY: - May 2, 2022

A $58 million expansion project creating about 50 new jobs is planned at the 3M facility in Valley, Nebraska. The 80,000-square-foot addition aims to grow production of 3M’s respiratory and hearing protection products, according to a news release from the company. “Our colleagues at 3M’s Valley plant have played an important role providing critical supplies […]

Lincoln group creates ‘scorecard’ tool to help evaluate affordable housing projects

BY: - May 2, 2022

A Lincoln group is ready to launch a new tool — the “equitable development scorecard” — to help evaluate the benefits that a new housing project brings to the city and whether it meets affordable housing goals. “As Lincoln continues to welcome new neighbors while tackling the affordable housing gap, it’s essential that equity is […]

Rich Pahls

New law could allow several candidates to vie for the late Sen. Rich Pahls’ seat

BY: - May 2, 2022

LINCOLN — A new state law could set up a scramble among several candidates to fill out the last two years of the legislative term of the late State Sen. Rich Pahls of Omaha. Gov. Pete Ricketts will get to appoint someone from District 31 to fill the vacancy until just prior to the start […]