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Omaha steamfitter/union leader Dan Osborn to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer

BY: - September 21, 2023

LINCOLN — Incumbent U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer has an opponent. On Thursday, Omaha steamfitter and labor leader Dan Osborn announced that he will challenge Fischer in the 2024 election as an independent. Osborn, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Nebraska Army National Guard, said his ability to “find solutions and move forward” was demonstrated […]

Lancaster County GOP

Lancaster County GOP affirms its shift rightward, returning populist and Trump supporter to top job

BY: - September 19, 2023

HICKMAN — In a reaffirmation of its shift to the right, the Lancaster County Republican Party voted Tuesday night to return a populist and fervent supporter of Donald Trump, Matt Innis, to the post of chairman. Party delegates also passed resolutions condemning the indictments faced by Trump and supporting the impeachment of President Joe Biden — […]

SCC will not host NEGOP fundraiser amid push for trans bathroom, sports restrictions

BY: - September 19, 2023

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comments from the NEGOP. LINCOLN — A NEGOP fundraiser and roundtable discussion originally scheduled at Southeast Community College this week will instead be hosted Thursday at the NEGOP headquarters. A spokesperson for SCC confirmed Tuesday the event will not be held at any SCC location but has […]

Largest national Hispanic organization blasts Omaha City Council for ‘betrayal of trust’

BY: - September 18, 2023

The nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic organization is blasting the Omaha City Council for not appointing a Latino to fill a South Omaha council vacancy, calling the action a “betrayal of trust.” The League of United Latin American Citizens, a volunteer-driven coalition based in Washington, D.C., announced Sunday the launch of “¡OYEME OMAHA! Hear Me […]

GOP presidential candidates focus on abortion, Israel, parental rights at evangelical event

BY: and - September 17, 2023

Republican presidential candidates emphasized their support for abortion restrictions, parental rights and Israel while working Saturday night to win over evangelical Iowa caucusgoers. More than 1,000 people gathered in Des Moines for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition annual fall banquet. The conservative Christian organization has played an influential role in the Republican presidential race […]

Sen. Pete Ricketts proposes federal tax cut on Social Security income

BY: - September 14, 2023

LINCOLN — U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts was Nebraska’s governor in 2022, when then-State Sen. Brett Lindstrom proposed cutting the state tax on Social Security income in incremental steps. Now Ricketts wants to take Nebraska’s idea national. Ricketts said he is proposing legislation Thursday to phase in a reduction on federal income taxes on Social Security […]

Nebraska medical marijuana advocates confident third time is the charm

BY: - September 13, 2023

LINCOLN — Advocates for medical marijuana officially launched their campaign Wednesday to place the issue on the 2024 ballot, filled with confidence the third time will finally be the charm. Crista Eggers, campaign manager for Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, has worked on the drive during each of its last two attempts to support her 9-year-old son, […]

Trump can run in NH primary despite Jan. 6 involvement, AG and secretary of state say

BY: - September 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is clear to run as a candidate in New Hampshire’s presidential primary next year despite his involvement in the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the state attorney general and secretary of state asserted Wednesday. “There is no mention in New Hampshire state statute that a candidate in a national […]

Trump rally highlights Republican division with booing of absent Thune, Rounds, Johnson

BY: - September 9, 2023

RAPID CITY — A Friday event intended to rally the South Dakota Republican Party around Donald Trump’s visit to the state instead showcased division at the party’s highest levels. The state’s all-Republican, three-member congressional delegation — Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, and Rep. Dusty Johnson — did not attend the event in the ice […]

Populists win Sarpy GOP leadership race after ousting 50-plus members from voting 

BY: - September 8, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Nebraska — Sarpy County Republicans handily elected a new chair Thursday after the party’s younger, Trumpier and more populist wing spent months pushing for change. Former Papillion City Council candidate Michael Tiedeman beat Sarpy County Vice Chair Michael Cook by a vote of 50-23, observers said. Tiedeman declined immediate comment. Cook confirmed the result. […]

Lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado

BY: - September 7, 2023

A lawsuit filed in Colorado seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing as a 2024 presidential candidate on ballots in the state. The suit was filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Colorado voters, who argue Trump is disqualified under a provision of the […]

Kearney, Norfolk school officials explain trans student-athlete policies

BY: - September 5, 2023

LINCOLN — As the Nebraska Legislature is poised to take up a proposal next year regarding transgender student-athletes, local K-12 school boards are getting in front of the legislation. Kearney Public Schools and Norfolk Public Schools are at least two Nebraska districts that have passed more restrictive policies this year than the rules adopted by the Nebraska […]