Daily Report

On TransCanada: Sierra Club Nebraska asked the U.S. Attorneys Office on Wednesday to investigate TransCanada, Inc. for contributions the oil company made to Gov. Dave Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning. Heineman and Bruning each returned $2500 to the company after learning of a federal ban on foreign contributions. TransCanada says the checks were intended […]

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Anti-Poverty War

Three Doctors’ to help energize organization trying to keep people out of ‘underground economy’ by Laura Schreier It wouldn’t seem like the Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership has much to cheer about. ENCAP board president Ernest White talks about new faces showing up for help at the program’s food pantry, or for […]

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The Jump

Growing up in a tiny town with one cracked asphalt court that had an actual chain-link “net,” tennis was one game that wasn’t on my sports radar. Basketball, soccer, football, hockey, hurling, lacrosse, Gaelic football, horse racing, rugby, field hockey, golf, I’ve seen all of those played professionally, but never tennis. That’ll change Dec. 3, […]

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News Hound

Child welfare reform takes another hit State workers will resume care of the nearly 3,000 foster children served by the Boys and Girls Home after the company terminated its child welfare contract last week, citing a funding shortfall. Three of the five lead child welfare contracts have been terminated since the state moved to privatize […]

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Talking Tough

Frank discussion, honest answers highlight Black-White Dialogues Thirty people, black and white, asked questions about problems facing youth in Omaha and listened to Douglas County Juvenile Court judges Wadie Thomas and Doug Johnson answer them candidly as part of the Black-White Dialogue series Sept. 21 at the First Central Congregational Church. “If you put money […]

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News Hound

Controversial pipeline gets a tip line Six Nebraska groups opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline launched a toll-free tip line Wednesday for landowners to confidentially report instances of TransCanada abuse. The Canadian oil company has threatened to gain easements for land along the proposed Sandhills route through eminent domain if landowners don’t negotiate a settlement. […]

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Up Front

Council amendment would protect GLBT citizens State laws protect gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered individuals from discrimination in 21 states and the District of Columbia. But not in Nebraska. More than 110 cities have adopted local anti-discrimination ordinances, but none in our state. But a proposal by City Councilman Ben Gray could change that by […]

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