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The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office protects Nebraskans from unfair, unconscionable and deceptive trade practices, ensures fair competition between businesses, and is responsible for oversight of charitable assets and entities.

Gov. Pete Ricketts revealed his budgetary and legislative priorities for Nebraska during his State of the State address Jan. 15. The governor highlighted proposals to restrict state spending, provi…

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Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2019 State of the State Address
January 15, 2019
LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber. In the address, Governor Ricketts detailed plans for balancing the budget and providing new property tax relief while welcoming new senators as they opened the…

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Christie has been a staff member of the Nebraska REALTORS Association for 20 years. She has been diagnosed with cancer and will be starting treatments. Prayers for Christie and her family are very much appreciated! Funds donated will be used to help with her medical expenses. Any funds collec...

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January 14, 2019 - 5:16pm
Changes designed to make executions in Nebraska more transparent were proposed in the Legislature Monday. And a senator says a proposal he introduced last week is part of a final effort to reroute a controversial electrical transmission line away from the Sandhills
Senator Patty Pansing Brooks introduced the…

The current government shutdown is now the longest in American history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees. Here’s a closer look at some quick facts about the U.S. federal workers.

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to submit nominations for the 18th annual One Book-One Lincoln community reading program. Titles must be submitted by January 31 online at lincolnlibraries.org or in person at any library location. Last year's selection was "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann.

WASHINGTON—Responding to backlash over controversial remarks in which the congressman lamented that “white nationalist” had become an offensive term, the GOP stripped Steve King (R-IA) of his post Monday on the powerful House Segregation Committee. “Despite Representative King’s long and dutiful history on the House Permanent Select Committee on Segregation, given the current situation, we have no choice but to relieve the congressman of his assignment,”…

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Save 40%! Enter 6BPZ in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click Add Promotion Code. Offer expires February 28, 2019 and is good for U.S. and Canadian shipments only. University of Nebraska Press 800-848-6224 | presswebmail@unl.edu | nebraskapress.unl.edu | unpblog.com $35.00 Paperback $21.00 Discounted Price Buy the Book Google Book Preview Practiced Citizenship: Women, Gender, and the State in Modern France Edited by…

If you squint hard enough, the team Nebraska plays Monday night starts to look a little like Nebraska.

Ever wonder whether Tiger Woods in his prime would have beaten Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, or Jack Nicklaus in their primes? And could any of them have beaten Babe Zaharias? Obviously, if Bobby Jones...

by Willem Roper, NET News
Willem Roper, NET News
January 14, 2019 - 12:17pm
The latest crime statistics from the Lincoln Police Department show both increasing and decreasing trends in two major types of crimes
In a report of specific crimes required by the FBI annually, crimes involving the theft of property in Lincoln saw a significant seven percent decrease from 2017 to 2018 – continuing a trend of decline over the last five years. Reported crimes of rape and attempted rape, however,…

by Willem Roper, NET News
Willem Roper, NET News
January 11, 2019 - 12:39pm
The Farm Credit Services of America has released its six-month report on farmland values for Nebraska, revealing a continuing decline in land value for much of the state
The report showed a one-percent decrease in Nebraska farmland value since July, following a trend that has seen farmland value decline by nearly 14…

The Nebraska football staff didn't waste any time getting back out on the recruiting trail after hosting four official visitors this weekend.

The Frontiers of Narrative Series features interdisciplinary scholarship on narrative as it appears in a range of media. Studies in this series highlight the role of narrative across a variety of c…

Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for December to Arborist Adam Klingenberg of the Community Forestry Section of the Parks and Recreation Department. The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.

The word “agenda” is often treated as if it’s a bad thing. Instead, the Journal Star editorial board views it as a roadmap.