Wilderness Park protest

Apparent showdown coming over Wilderness Park protest camp

BY: - May 10, 2022

This report was  updated at 8:10 p.m. to include response from protest group LINCOLN — A showdown may be ahead over a protest camp erected on the site of a planned housing development next to Lincoln’s Wilderness Park. On Monday, protesters said they plan to stay on the site of the Wilderness Crossing development until […]

Wilderness Park protest

Protest camp rises at proposed site of housing development along Wilderness Park in Lincoln

BY: - May 2, 2022

LINCOLN — Overnight on Sunday night, a complex of six tepees was erected in southwest Lincoln to protest a housing development that opponents say will ruin a nearby site for Native American sweat lodge ceremonies and could harm the adjacent Wilderness Park. A spokeswoman for the group said Monday that the “Niskíthe Peace Camp” will […]

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts

Gov. Pete Ricketts rejects Legislature’s call to apply for $120 million in rental aid

BY: - March 29, 2022

Gov. Pete Ricketts again swatted down the notion of getting $120 million in federal rental and utility aid for Nebraska, as he vetoed a bill Tuesday that the Legislature had passed calling on him to apply for the money. In a letter to the Legislature, the governor said accepting the second round of Emergency Rental […]

Rents down in Lincoln? Housing advocate skeptical about report’s findings

BY: - February 22, 2022

As average rent in most states was up this time of year compared to last, rent in a slice of bigger cities — Lincoln among them —  reportedly went down. That’s according to the latest national analysis by Rent.com. In its February rent report, the online apartment locator said January rent for a one-bedroom unit […]

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Senators scrap with Ricketts’ budget administrator over rental aid

BY: - February 11, 2022

LINCOLN — A two-hour public hearing Friday on whether Nebraska should apply for more COVID-related federal rental aid was capped by a rather testy exchange between a few state lawmakers and the lone opponent who appeared on behalf of Gov. Pete Ricketts. About 20 parents, service providers and landlords took turns endorsing Lincoln Sen. Matt […]

This family almost lost its home over Iowa’s little-known ‘quiet title’ law

BY: - February 9, 2022

Maria Kendall took a break from her job as a cafe manager in 2020 when she decided to do some house hunting on the real estate website Zillow. She looked for a new home in Marshalltown, a city of about 28,000 in Iowa between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. It’s where she lived for more than […]