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  • TransCanada: Keystone XL pipeline construction will start next year

    01/18/2018 12:47:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Canadian energy giant TransCanada said Thursday it’s prepared to move ahead with the long-awaited Keystone XL oil pipeline and plans to start construction next year, laying to rest rumors that it would abandon the project in the wake of regulatory setbacks in Nebraska. In a statement, the company said it’s beginning to work with Nebraska landowners to secure necessary easements to allow the pipeline to go forward. “Over the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president...
  • ISIS propaganda found in Central Nebraska

    01/16/2018 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    KHGI via WOLF ^ | Friday, January 12th 2018 | Lauren Kummer
    Suspected ISIS propaganda was found in Central Nebraska not far from the small town of Elm Creek. Somewhere along an Eastbound off-ramp on I-80 and Hwy 183, a computer disc was found along with literature that appeared to be ISIS propaganda. “There’s a lot of vehicle traffic in that location,” said Captain Bob Anderson with Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. The disc was found by a man Thursday afternoon sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:18 p.m. […] According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the disc was logged into evidence and forwarded to the FBI. …
  • Nebraska rejects motion to change Keystone pipeline route, project in doubt

    12/19/2017 10:34:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite setback, TransCanada says it is still committedNebraska regulators on Tuesday shot down a request from TransCanada to reconsider the proposed path of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the latest in a series of setbacks for the $8 billion project and one that leaves its future very much in doubt. Nebraska’s Public Service Commission (PSC) last month green-lighted a route through its state, but the approved path wasn’t the one TransCanada prefers. The Canadian company, which has been trying to complete the Canada-to-Texas project for the past decade, said it would ask Nebraska officials to rethink their decision and amend...
  • Analysis: Dems get 95% of donations from University Nebraska Lincoln faculty

    12/06/2017 1:23:19 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 12/6/17 | Kyle Perisic
    Over the last three election cycles, a whopping 95 percent of political donations from University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) employees have gone to Democrats. The disparity is even greater than suggested by voter registration records, which show that more than 50% of professors across 7 major departments identify as Democrats. The university has been desperately disputing allegations that it is hostile to conservatives ever since a group of professors harassed a student while she recruited for her TPUSA club in August.
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 67 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • The Supreme Court doesn’t have any good news for Westboro Baptist

    11/27/2017 6:35:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 27, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Supremes haven’t begun releasing new decisions yet, but they’re still managing to make news. In this case, it’s not so much what they did as what they opted not to do. A court case out of Nebraska was challenging a law regarding restrictions on protests which interrupt funerals. It takes little imagination to guess that this was aimed directly at Westboro Baptist Church. The church had challenged the law on constitutional grounds but lost their bid in the lower courts. Rather than taking up the task yet again, the Supreme Court declined to hear it and allowed the lower...
  • Fischer faces Republican challenge from the right (Nebraska)

    11/22/2017 3:50:16 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    Journalstar.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Don Walton
    Lincoln businessman Todd Watson announced Tuesday he will mount a "conservative Constitutionalist" challenge to Sen. Deb Fischer in the 2018 Republican Senate primary election. "Our current U.S. Senate needs a makeover," Watson said in a news release before making his official announcement on Facebook. "Congressional winning from a camp that is corrupted, compromised and lacks conviction on the inside will not happen," he said. Watson was critical of Fischer's role as a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership team, arguing that "health care, securing the border, spending cuts, defunding Planned Parenthood and reforming immigration were always impossible" because...
  • Company to open Lincoln call center, hire 200 people (Nebraska)

    11/13/2017 4:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | October 9, 2017 | Matt Olberding
    A New Jersey company plans to take over the former Dr. Leonard's Healthcare call center location and hire 200 people. iPacesetters, which provides telemarketing services to Fortune 500 and other companies, plans to open its operation Nov. 6 at 5945 Cornhusker Highway. The company said in a news release that it will hire 200 people for full- and part-time jobs. “We are thrilled to bring new career opportunities to Lincoln and add to the growth of iPacesetters," Penny Spaeth, who is the Lincoln site director, said in the news release. "We feel Lincoln is the right place to not only...
  • Change in voting for Lincoln High homecoming royalty made to be more inclusive

    09/27/2017 10:44:01 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 11 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 9-27-2017 | Margaret Reist
    This year’s homecoming royalty at Lincoln High assumed their respective thrones through a gender-neutral voting system that school officials hope is more inclusive. “It was a simple way we could be more inclusive to all our students and still bridge that with some traditions that we and other schools have in terms of homecoming,” said Principal Mark Larson. Lincoln High is the first LPS high school to make such a change. But Lincoln High joins a growing number of high schools and colleges across the country moving to gender-neutral roles for homecoming royalty. Those include the University of Nebraska at...
  • Keyshawn Johnson Pulls Son Out of Nebraska, Becomes Father of the Year Candidate

    09/03/2017 6:46:57 PM PDT · by Baynative · 49 replies
    Kentucky Sports Radio ^ | June 24th, 2017 | Nick Roush
    Former No. 1 NFL draft pick and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson, pulled his son Keyshawn Jr. out of the University of Nebraska to take “an extended leave of absence.” The four-star wide receiver came to Nebraska a semester early, but struggled during spring ball, making just one catch for seven yards in the spring game. His struggles off the field were worse. It culminated with a marijuana possession citation in his dorm room. Less than two weeks later, Keyshawn Sr. made his son return home to California.
  • Man kicked out of Golden Corral for F*** Trump shirt (Sudanese in Nebraska)

    07/25/2017 12:02:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WOWT-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Don Granese
    BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) -- A local man was kicked out of a Bellevue Golden Corral because of the shirt on his back. Another customer reported him to the manager, claiming the shirt was too controversial for children to see. The situation has the man in-question considering his first amendment rights. “"I paid for the f***-ing food,” Riek Mock can be heard saying in the video. Mock told his son to start recording video on his phone Sunday when the restaurant’s manager asked him to leave. "He said a customer is complaining he don't like your T-shirt on," said Mock. "I...
  • Company predicts Nebraska mine project could be worth $17.6B

    07/08/2017 3:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2017 | The Associated Press
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The proposed rare metals mine in southeast Nebraska would produce $17.6 billion over its lifetime. That's the conclusion of a feasibility study released by NioCorp Investments Ltd., the company hoping to make the mine a reality. NioCorp has been working on the feasibility study for the proposed mine near Elk Creek in Johnson County for more than three years.....
  • Nebraska Democratic Party official ousted after controversial audio recording surfaces

    06/23/2017 9:58:54 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    KPTM TV ^ | 6-22-17 | Paul Gutierrez
    A Nebraska Democratic Party official is now in hot water. An audio recording was posted on YouTube Thursday with Phil Montag, a technology chairman, voicing how glad he was Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise got shot last week at a baseball practice. Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb confirmed to FOX 42 News Thursday it was really his voice. "His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (expletive) kick people off (expletive) health care. I'm glad he got shot," said Montag in the audio recording. Montag is now looking for a new job. Kleeb let him go after the...
  • Costco breaks ground on $300M facility expected to have $1B+ economic impact (800 jobs in Nebraska)

    06/19/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | June 19, 2017 | Brent Martin
    Costco has broken ground on a $300 million chicken processing plant near Fremont, expected to generate more than a billion dollars in economic activity in Nebraska. Jonathan Luz of Costco said during groundbreaking ceremonies today that a lot of work has been put into the planning stages for the plant, but more work remains. “As much as it’s an achievement to be here today marking this auspicious occasion, the work really has just begun,” according to Luz. “It’s now time to put the vision that we all share into action and results.” The poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill...
  • Eastman for Congress: ‘A Little Soon’ to Impeach Trump (Nebraska Democrat)

    05/24/2017 5:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KWBE-AM ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joe Jordan
    Omaha, NE—Kara Eastman, the first Omaha Democrat looking to take on freshman Republican Congressman Don Bacon next year, says it is “a little soon” to impeach President Donald Trump. in a wide ranging interview with News Channel Nebraska, Eastman—a member of the Metropolitan Community College board who is little known to most voters—weighed in on Trump, others who might get in the Democratic Primary including former Congressman Brad Ashford, and much more: NCN: The fact that you are getting in shows you feel you are more equipped for Congress than others that might run. What makes you more equipped than...
  • He kept hiring strippers — and sending them to the porch of a neighbor with toddlers

    05/13/2017 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | May 12 2017 | GREG HADLEY
    <p>An Omaha, Nebraska, man allegedly harassed his neighbors more than 70 times over the course of three and a half years with a very unique — and disturbing — method.</p> <p>Douglas Goldsberry, 45, hired strippers on many occasions, he told police, per KETV. But he didn’t tell them to come to his home. Instead, he sent them to his neighbors’ porch, where they would bare their breasts and sometimes even fully undress, prosecutors claim, according to the Omaha World-Herald. All the while, he would watch from his own home, allegedly.</p>
  • Authorities identify slain Pottawattamie County sheriff's deputy; 1 man in custody after chase

    05/01/2017 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 21 replies
    A Pottawattamie County sheriff's deputy was fatally injured Monday when he was shot at the jail by an escaping inmate. At a somber 4:30 p.m. press conference, Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker identified the deputy as Mark Burbridge, 43, a 12-year veteran. Danker said the loss of Burbridge was something that law enforcement officers hope they never have to experience. "We lost one officer today," Danker said. "Two of our excellent officers were shot." Another deputy, Pat Morgan, 59, a 10-year department veteran, also was injured in the shooting, which occurred about 10:55 a.m. Morgan was shot in the lower...
  • The 1 stance you can't have to be a Democrat

    04/25/2017 3:42:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 04/24/2017 | Greg Corombos
    'There's a huge disconnect here'! Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says all Democrats should line up in favor of abortion, and he calls the position “not negotiable,” a clarification for which pro-life groups are exceedingly grateful. The issue arose after Perez publicly backed the pro-life Democratic Party nominee in the race for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. After criticism from pro-choice forces, Perez released a statement insisting he and the party were not straying from their stance on abortion. “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,”...
  • Transgender Offutt airman – finally 'able to live as my true self' – finds support, acceptance...

    04/24/2017 6:29:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Data Omaha ^ | April 24, 2017 | Steve Liewer, The World Herald
    For years Ashleigh Buch hid the fact that she was transgender. The Offutt airman reported to work each day as a man, telling colleagues little about her life. Off the base, in her Omaha apartment, above, she lived as a woman, donning wigs over the hair she kept trimmed short. But as part of a wave of social change to hit the military, the Air Force instructor’s days of appearing one way at work and another at home are over....
  • DNC rally with anti-abortion candidate fuels backlash

    04/21/2017 7:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2017 | Elana Schor
    The addition of an anti-abortion Nebraska mayoral candidate to a Democratic National Committee “unity tour” sparked blowback from the left on Thursday. Democrat Heath Mello, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate for mayor of Omaha, is scheduled to appear with Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the DNC's new deputy chair, at a sold-out rally on Thursday.