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Bellevue City Council approves $85K for new rescue boat | #citycouncil

Later this year, Bellevue first responders will be better able to respond during water emergencies along the Missouri River. On Tuesday, the city council approved $85,000 to spend on a 22-foot Clark Dura sport boat that will benefit both the police and fire departments. The boat will be purchased from Clark Boat Company, which is, […]

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City Council

Omaha city council approves $800K for new bomb truck, other police equipment | #citycouncil

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – At Tuesday’s Omaha City Council meeting, a few big ticket items were approved for the Omaha Police Department, totaling more than $800,000. One of them is a massive piece of equipment, which many in the area have likely seen. “We’re called out approximately 80 times a year, some very important, dangerous […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas groups want full federal appeals court to revisit ruling limiting scope of the Voting Rights Act

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Progressive advocacy groups in Arkansas on Monday asked a full federal appeals court to reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling that private groups can’t sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Arkansas State Conference NAACP asked for the case to go […]

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Alabama

Pete Ricketts joins Republican senators appealing transfer of funds to Iran | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Nebraska’s Pete Ricketts joins 20 Republican senators appealing transfer of $6 billion to Iran by Biden administration Updated: 10:55 AM CDT Oct 10, 2023 Related video above: Ricketts attend rally at Omaha’s Jewish CommunityNebraska Sen. Pete Ricketts and 19 other Senate Republicans want to freeze the transfer of $6 billion to Iran by the Biden […]

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City Council

Recall of Crofton, Neb., city council member fails | #citycouncil

CROFTON, Neb. (KCAU) — A recall election for a city council member in Crofton, Nebraska, has failed. The Knox County Clerk’s Office provided unofficial totals from Tuesday’s recall and special election. Those results showed those opposed to recalling Council Member James Murphy outnumbered the yes ballots, 222 to just 82. Mail-in ballots were due back […]

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Mayor

Kearney mayor announces run for Nebraska Legislature

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) – Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse announced his plans to run for the Legislative District 37 seat, which was held by Senator John Lowe. Sen. Lowe is unable to run again due to term limits. District 37 represents the Buffalo County communities of Kearney, Gibbon, and Shelton. “I’ve worked tirelessly to keep moving […]

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City Council

Second Crofton City council member facing recall election | #citycouncil

CROFTON, Neb. (KCAU) — A second member of the Crofton, Nebraska, City Council is now facing a recall election. Knox County Election Commissioner Joann Fischer told KCAU 9 that a recall for council member Larry Peitz could happen as soon as November. Fischer said a recall petition received 71 signatures with 64 of them being […]

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City Council

Omaha City Council announces applicants for District 4 Council seat | #citycouncil

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha City Council President Pete Festersen announced the applicants for the District 4 Council seat on Tuesday. The City Council received 12 applicants for the vacant District 4 City Council seat. The following applications have been received: Andrew Adams Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan Terri Blackburn Samuel Canova Garry Gernandt Ron Hug Margo Juarez […]

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Mayor

Omaha Mayor and Fire Chief share expectations for new downtown headquarters

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday the Omaha City Council voted to approve a nearly $3 million agreement with local architectural firm Leo A Daly to start the process of creating options for a proposed combined police and fire headquarters. 3 News Now Reporter Molly Hudson took a deeper look at what Mayor Jean Stothert […]

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Alabama

Former Nebraska Gov. Ricketts appointed to U.S. Senate | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen on Thursday announced the appointment of his predecessor, Republican Pete Ricketts, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Ben Sasse. The big picture: Ricketts was seen as the heavy favorite to succeed Sasse, having given Pillen hefty financial support in last year’s Republican gubernatorial primary over a Trump-endorsed rival. Ricketts […]

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