A new bill in the Nebraska Legislature would provide all tenants across the state with the right to an attorney when they walk into an eviction hearing. Advocates expect the bill is going to have to overcome some big hurdles — similar legislation tends to work in only more progressive cities rather than statewide, and the cost is always an argument. But the benefits — dramatic drops in eviction filings, nearly every represented person staying housed — can be staggering.
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Today we have stories about former Mayor Jim Suttle’s daughter going missing, a new bill to strengthen citizen oversight of police, and a Lincoln woman suing local law enforcement.
- The daughter of former Mayor Jim Suttle is reported missing, and authorities are asking for the public’s help.
- State Sen. Terrell McKinney’s bill seeks to strengthen citizen review boards for police oversight.
- OPS returns to in-person learning at full capacity, while maintaining measures to protect everyone.
- A Lincoln woman shot in the face by a rubber bullet is suing local law enforcement agencies.
- A fire kills at least 48 cats at a home that doubled as a shelter in the western Nebraska town of Chappell.
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You’ve probably heard enough about people getting into baking. Somehow this, and so many other hobbies, became the fulcrum of our collective sanity as the world teetered into the unknown of the pandemic. So instead of picking up something new, try getting rid of something old. Donate old clothes to your favorite charity, thrift store or homeless shelter. Old coats, sweaters, thick pants and other warm clothes that you haven’t worn in years could be used by someone else.
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