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Lincoln's new Entertainment District, which will permit open alcoholic beverage containers in a cordoned off area, is not being heralded by Project Extra Mile.
Policy on transgender students participating in sports raises concerns
It was said to be settled. Now, it appears it is not. The Nebraska School Activities Association board in August will consider policies to allow transgender students to participate in sports. The Executive Director of the Association, Rhonda Blanford-Green, had indicated a policy had been reached, then backed off the statement and said the board [...]
Sen. Fischer says president’s call to reduce nuclear arms is premature (AUDIO)
Sen. Deb Fischer says President Barack Obama’s call to reduce nuclear arms is premature. The president proposed entering talks with Russia aimed at reducing the nuclear stockpile of weapons in each country by a third. Such a reduction would bring the total number of nuclear weapons in each country to between 1,000 and 1,100. Obama [...]
Two Nebraska based organizations receive federal grant funding
More than a half-million dollars in federal grants is heading to Nebraska. 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry the money will benefit two programs that are headquartered in Omaha. Terry says College Possible Omaha is receiving $228,000 with 20 AmeriCorps members that will provide services to 500 high school students in the metro area. $111,000 is [...]
J&D talk to UNL College of Law Professor who specializes in employee whistleblowing law about the last few weeks of leaks, whether they should be prosecuted and whether there should be more checks on our nation's secret security operations.