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  • Douglas County Board of Health declares racism as public health crisis

    06/17/2020 11:14:49 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 11 replies
    Omaha, Nebraska NBC News Affiliate ^ | June 17, 2020 | 6 News WOWT NBC
    OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Douglas County Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis during its meeting Wednesday morning. "More than 100 studies have linked racism to worse health outcomes," the declaration states. The document goes on to say that "racism and segregation in Douglas County have exacerbated a health divide resulting in disparities for premature deaths, death rates for cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease, average and median age of deaths."
  • Democrats try to dump their Nebraska Senate candidate for texting staffer that campaign should pay to 'get her laid,' saying it would 'take three guys'

    06/16/2020 5:02:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2020
    The Nebraska Democratic Party called on its U.S. Senate nominee to drop out of the race Tuesday after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers. The party said its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday evening to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek's campaign. Janicek, the owner of an Omaha cupcake bakery, is challenging Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who is seeking a second term. --- The text messages, which were obtained by The Associated Press, were from a group chat involving Janicek and five other people,...
  • Douglas County Attorney calls death 'senseless, but justified', no charges in shooting of protester

    06/02/2020 8:00:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KETV ^ | June 2, 2020 | KETV
    OMAHA, Neb. — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced Monday that there would be no charges against Jake Gardner in the shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, a black man who was killed amid protests in the Old Market Saturday night. "Douglas County is a community of people I truly love. And I've been very proud of and very proud to serve as the county attorney in this this great county that we live in," he began his remarks. Kleine said the death of Scurlock was "senseless," because the situation stemmed from what was meant to be peaceful protests. Kleine...
  • GOP senator: Trump used ‘Word of God as a political prop’ (Ben Sasse)

    06/02/2020 12:07:18 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    AP ^ | June 2, 2020 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s use of the Bible “as a political prop” as the president warned protesters he would deploy the U.S. military to end violent protests against police brutality. Police used tear gas to clear peaceful demonstrators from a park Monday night near the White House so Trump could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible. “There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others’ property, and no right to throw rocks at police. But there is a fundamental — a Constitutional — right to...
  • Killing of James Scurlock begins to gain national attention

    06/01/2020 11:58:47 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 74 replies
    KETV Channel 7 ABC affiliate ^ | June 1, 2020 | KETV Staff
    OMAHA, Neb. — LATEST: Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has scheduled a news conference Monday at 1:30 p.m. KETV will stream the press conference on air and on Facebook. Kleine is expected to announce whether or not charges will be filed in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock. Previous story: After a weekend of unrest in Omaha, the killing of 22-year-old James Scurlock was beginning to gain national attention Monday.
  • Government tells Planned Parenthood to return $80 million it stole from COVID-19 relief

    05/28/2020 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 20, 2020 | Laura Nicole |
    According to a Fox News report, $80 million in stimulus funds intended to help small businesses struggling through coronavirus economic hardship have gone instead to Planned Parenthood, the multi-billion dollar abortion business. Under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Congress allocated $349 billion in federal funds to provide assistance to small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. According to the Department of the Treasury, funds may be used to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits” as well as “interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.” In August 2019, Planned Parenthood rejected Title X federal funding after...
  • Efforts underway to get food from US farms to the needy

    05/27/2020 4:06:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    RFD TV ^ | May 27, 2020 | RFDTV Staff
    <p>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs.</p>
  • Nebraska Vigilante Shoots Child Predator Dead, Sends ‘Stop Predators’ Press Release to Media

    05/20/2020 12:45:04 PM PDT · by suthener · 64 replies
    National File ^ | May 19, 2020 | Gabriell Keane
    A Nebraska man has been arrested by police for allegedly shooting a convicted child sex predator to death after he allegedly saw the convicted pedophile leering at children in the street. James Fairbanks, 43, is accused of killing 64-year-old Mattieo Condoluci inside the latter’s home earlier this month.
  • TC Energy to build Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/31/2020 12:33:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies ^ | 03 31 2020 | Sergio Chapa
    Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy is moving forward with plans to build the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, a project to move heavy crude oil from the tar sands region of Canada to Nebraska where it will then move on to refineries in Illinois and along the Gulf Coast. After years of legal battles, TC Energy confirmed Tuesday morning that the company plans to invest $8 billion on the crude oil pipeline project. The controversial pipeline project faced opposition and legal challenges from Native American groups, environmentalists and landowners. “We appreciate the ongoing backing of landowners, customers, Indigenous groups and numerous...
  • GOP senators warn they will oppose coronavirus bill unless ‘massive drafting error’ fixed

    03/25/2020 12:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a “massive drafting error” in the legislation, that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the...
  • An Unlikely Alliance of Blacks and Asians

    03/14/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | March 14, 2020 | Wenyuan Wu
    On March 9, 2020, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee approved House Bill H440, a measure outlawing race-based affirmative action in state agencies, state contracting, and public education. The bill is currently on Idaho’s full senate floor for amendments. Once amended and signed by Governor Brad Little into law, H440 will make the Gem State the ninth to adopt a statewide ban on affirmative action. The other eight states are: California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. In most cases, measures to ban racial discrimination and preferential treatment were passed by popular votes on the ballot. At...
  • Woman with COVID-19 visited YMCA in Fremont for Special Olympics event; players, coaches and team staff are asked to self-quarantine

    03/07/2020 5:44:35 PM PST · by redgolum · 73 replies
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 3/7/2020 | Tribune Staff and Lee Newspapers
    the 36-year-old Omaha woman who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited Fremont on Feb. 29 according to a release from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. State and local officials are requesting basketball players, coaches and team staff who participated in the Special Olympics event at the Fremont Family YMCA on February 29, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to self-quarantine to limit exposure to others and monitor themselves for development of COVID-19 symptoms as listed below until Saturday, March 14, 2020. “We’re asking for basketball players, coaches, and team staff who participated this event on February...
  • Nebraska: Infringements on Right to Arms Defeated for 2020

    03/02/2020 3:31:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 February, 2020, hundreds of Second Amendment supporters showed up at the Nebraska legislature to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights. They were there to stop proposed infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. They were successful. Governor Pete Ricketts tweeted in support of the Second Amendment defenders. In Nebraska, bills are sent to a priority list by individual senators or by being voted on in committee. Because the time the legislature is in session is limited, if a bill does not make it to the list, it is virtually killed off for the year. You...
  • Nebraska Governor Ricketts Openly Supports Second Amendment and Open Carry

    03/02/2020 4:15:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    From twitter, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten Governor Pete Ricketts has come out strongly in support of people exercising their First and Second Amendment rights at the Nebraska State Capitol.< President Trump's use of social media outlets such as Twitter is serving as a template for other politicians to go directly to the people and around the coverage of the legacy media.On 21 February, at the Nebraska Capitol, hundreds of Second Amendment supporters showed up to the Judiciary Committee hearing to oppose further restrictions of the right to keep and bear arms,  particularly LB 816.The Second Amendment supporters exercised...
  • Cruise ship fail: Most US residents tested in Omaha after quarantine have China virus

    02/21/2020 11:31:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | February 21, 2020 | Omaha World-Herald, CNN, Associated Press
    Most of the Americans monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the Omaha World-Herald reports. UMNC said in a statement Thursday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified the Nebraska Public Health Lab results showing that 11 of the 13 patients have the novel coronavirus. The other two evacuees who were taken to the Omaha hospital tested negative, the statement said.
  • Nebraska's specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it's taking on the novel Coronavirus Patients from a Cruise Ship

    02/18/2020 3:39:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 02/182020 | By Jen Christensen
    Nebraska's state slogan "Honestly, it's not for everyone," should have an asterisk, because everyone with even the trickiest disease seems welcome at Nebraska's largest medical facility. Ebola, SARS, monkeypox, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center says it is ready to care for patients with any of those difficult diseases. On Monday it was the novel coronavirus that kept personnel there up overnight. That's when the US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response asked UNMC to take in a total of 13 patients who had either tested positive, or had a high likelihood of testing positive,...
  • Coronavirus: US airlift from Wuhan to military bases underway; passengers quarantined on arrival

    02/05/2020 11:40:44 AM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 6-Feb-2020 1:00 AM China time (5-Feb-2020 1:00 PM CDT) | Robert Delaney and Bhavan Jaipragas
    The US government is airlifting people to military bases in three American states from Wuhan, China, the suspected starting point of the novel coronavirus now spreading globally, and will quarantine them upon arrival. Two flights are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday and another two will land on Thursday, said Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Centre for Immunisation and Respiratory Diseases at the US Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). The flights will arrive at military bases in California, Texas and Nebraska.
  • Inhofe Says He'll Vote for Acquittal

    02/04/2020 12:27:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Tue, February 4, 2020 | Chris Casteel
    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Monday that he will vote to acquit President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment, making official a vote that was never in doubt. “I think you know how I’m going to vote,” the Oklahoma Republican said in a speech on the Senate floor. “I’m going to vote to acquit the president on both articles of impeachment.” Inhofe said House Democrats had presented no evidence that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to force that country to conduct investigations that might help Trump politically. The House investigation centered around the partial transcript of a phone...
  • Nebraska Gun Dealer Goes to Prison for Having Unregistered Silencer

    02/03/2020 9:24:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    KETV ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Julie Cornell
    Federal agents do surprise compliance checksA Nebraska gun dealer will spend more than two years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered gun silencer. In U.S. District Court on Friday, Joseph Melton, from Holdrege, NE, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to the charge. Melton will also be on supervised release for two years. Advertisement Melton, 31, was a candidate for mayor of Holdrege in 2018 and was part owner of Leadfoot LLC, a gun shop and manufacturer in Holdrege. Leadfoot obtained a federal firearms license to manufacture and sell silencers. During a compliance check...
  • The Government Approved a Death Certificate Confirming My Son Liam Was Killed in an Abortion

    01/16/2020 1:51:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | January 16, 2020 | Brad Allen
    In a historic act of compassion and justice the Nebraska State Department of Vital Records refused to deny my aborted baby Liam Michael Allen a Certificate of Non-Viable Birth because he was aborted. On December 5th, 2019 in Lincoln, NE, I was handed this healing certificate, officially recognizing Liam and archiving his existence within state records. Having met all the statutory requirements of NE Statue 71-607 (NE LB 1040), accept that Liam was aborted not miscarried, Vital Records chose to do the right thing and approve the application. The moment I was handed the certificate I felt an immense wave...