Nelson asks for honesty in support of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal

After defending the policy in the past, Sen. Ben Nelson told Defense Department officials at a Dec. 2 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that it's time to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring openly gay people from serving. "To me, the issue seems to be not whether to allow gays to serve in the military but whether to allow them to serve openly," Nelson said. "But...

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Local report lists top jobs for families

Positions in maintenance and repair, business and administrative, and health care occupations are the best jobs for supporting a family in Nebraska, according to a report released Dec. 2. The Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest based its findings on wage rate, projected growth potential, benefit eligibility and accessible education requirements. The report projects that 66...

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Small plane crashes near Eppley Airfield

A single-engine plane crashed north of Omaha's Eppley Airfield early Dec. 2. The unidentified pilot was the lone occupant in the plane and did not suffer serious injury. The plane left from Montana, but aviation authorities are still determining if Omaha was the pilot's final destination.

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Suttle’s recall lawsuit dismissed

Mayor Jim Suttle could find out Saturday if he will face a recall election after District Judge Peter Bataillon refused to extend the Dec. 4 deadline for verifying the 37,000 signatures submitted by the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee. The Douglas County Election Commission needs to validate that at least 26,643 of those signature came from registered Omaha voters. Suttle sought an injunction...

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Lack of judges and two-state case load contribute to immigration wait times

A recent report by the TRAC Immigration project showed that immigrants in Nebraska have the third longest wait in the country for immigration hearings. We asked local immigration lawyer Amy Peck why the average case in Nebraska takes nearly a year and a half to come to court. “The Omaha immigration court serves cases from both Iowa and Nebraska and the case load is very high,” she says. And...

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Man stabbed in South Omaha

Jose Cardenas, 26, survived after being stabbed late on Nov. 30 near 23rd and Vinton. Cardenas was transported to the VA Medical Center by a third party and told officers he was stabbed during a fight with a person over a previous altercation. Police have made no arrests.

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Anti-pipeline push goes national

Primetime television viewers will get a quick look at the plain's oil pipeline controversy in a new national television ad urging President Barack Obama to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The 30-second ad, paid for by the No Tar Sands Oil Coalition, portrays the Keystone XL decision as a chance to stop the next Gulf oil spill from happening, claiming that the "world's dirtiest...

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Report: Nebraska immigration wait times third longest in the U.S.

The most recent report from Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration project shows that Nebraska immigrants wait longer for their day in court than immigrants in all but two other states. The report shows the average wait time for an immigration hearing in Nebraska is 519 days — 13 percent higher than the national average of 456 days. Only California and Massachusetts have longer average wait...

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