Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Another Warning About Vaping

Another Warning About Vaping

U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials say they have identified 450 possible illnesses, including at least three deaths, in 33 states. One confirmed case is reported in Nebraska with five cases being investigated. Many of the sickened…Read more »

Reliability Called Key to Omaha-Lincoln Bus Service

Reliability Called Key to Omaha-Lincoln Bus Service

Reliability is said to be the key for prospective commuters of an intercity bus route from Lincoln to Omaha. Around a dozen people turned out for last night’s State Transportation Department public hearing. Project officials estimate that 13,000 people commute between Lincoln and Omaha each workday. The officials say an intercity bus line of 10…Read more »

Nebraska Is Part Of Coalition of State Attorneys General Investigating Facebook

Nebraska Is Part Of Coalition of State Attorneys General Investigating Facebook

Nebraska is part of a coalition of state attorneys general investigating Facebook for alleged antitrust issues. The probe is looking into whether Facebook’s actions endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising. The U.S. Justice Department announced in July that it was opening a sweeping antitrust investigation of…Read more »

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Plans To Visit Nebraska

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Plans To Visit Nebraska

Governor Ricketts appears to remain patient on President Trump’s trade negotiations with China. Ricketts tells reporters from his trade mission in Vietnam that the ball is in China’s court. Governor Ricketts says the trade war with China is one of the reasons a trade delegation is currently visiting Vietnam. Governor Ricketts says Vietnam’s Prime Minister…Read more »

United Way Launches An Initiative Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

United Way Launches An Initiative Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

United Way of Lincoln launches an initiative to address chronic absenteeism for local youth. Board President Linda Robinson Rutz says it’s easy to understand that a child will fall behind in school if they’re not there on a regular basis. Robinson Rutz says there is an understanding that what happens to children in our community,…Read more »

A UNL Panel Will Focus On Preventing Sexual Violence

A UNL Panel Will Focus On Preventing Sexual Violence

University of Nebraska Lincoln administrators are forming a panel focused on preventing sexual violence. Campus group Dear UNL has been calling for reform….complaining about the university’s handling of assault or harassment reports. Dear UNL Member Giselle Nevarez tells KLIN News that she herself was a victim of violence and had no clue what to do….what…Read more »

Security Beefed Up At Catholic School In Omaha Area

Security Beefed Up At Catholic School In Omaha Area

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) – A Catholic school in an Omaha suburb will station armed off-duty officers to protect students during school-day Masses. The St. Columbkille security program in Papillion will use ununiformed volunteers who are affiliated with the parish, including parents of children in the K-8 school. Principal Brandi Redburn says the nearby school building…Read more »

Nebraska Is Investigating Diseases Linked To Vaping

Nebraska Is Investigating Diseases Linked To Vaping

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska health officials are investigating several cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping. The state Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday that health care providers should report suspected cases to local health departments or to state authorities. Last week federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…Read more »

Entire State Penitentiary Is On Lockdown

Entire State Penitentiary Is On Lockdown

Nebraska Corrections Director Scott Frakes is taking a “no-holds-barred” approach to stem a recent uptick in assaults, drgu exposures and contraband at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. Frakes says the entire prison has been placed on lockdown since this morning. He says that will cotninue to be the case until further notice. Director Frakes…Read more »