Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Initiative To Develop Lincoln Climate Action Plan

Initiative To Develop Lincoln Climate Action Plan

A new initiative to develop a climate action plan for Lincoln was unveiled Thursday by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. She says  we want to make sure we leave this city better then we found it for our children and grandchildren. Gaylor Baird says we no longer do we have to imagine how severe weather events might…Read more »

Nebraska State Hospital Worker Is Accused of Sex with Patient

Nebraska State Hospital Worker Is Accused of Sex with Patient

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A woman has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a patient while working as a security supervisor at a Nebraska psychiatric hospital. Lancaster County Court records say 36-year-old Chalice Closen is charged with felony sexual abuse of a protected person. County jail records say Closen remained in custody Thursday.…Read more »

Two Prison Staffers Are Injured In Separate Assaults By Inmates

Two Prison Staffers Are Injured In Separate Assaults By Inmates

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Correctional Services Department says two staff members were injured in separate attacks by inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center. The first happened just after 1 p.m. Wednesday when an inmate punched a staffer. The staffer and other staff members gained control of the inmate and returned him to his…Read more »

Nebraska Jumps In National Business-Friendly Ranking

Nebraska Jumps In National Business-Friendly Ranking

Governor Ricketts is celebrating Nebraska’s big jump in a national business-friendly ranking. Nebraskan rose from number 14 to number 8 in CNBC’s Top States for Business in 2019. Governor Ricketts says the six-spot jump in CNBC’s rankings speaks to the great successes they’ve experienced in recruiting new opportunities to Nebraska. Governor Ricketts says their pro-growth…Read more »

Committee Wants NU President For “Everyone”

Committee Wants NU President For “Everyone”

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The nearly two dozen members of a search committee for the next president of the University of Nebraska system generally agree he or she must be someone for everyone. The 23 met Tuesday in Lincoln and discussed the pillars upon which the new president’s job description will be built. University President…Read more »

Judge Rejects Allegations Over Gas Price Signs

Judge Rejects Allegations Over Gas Price Signs

J LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge has ruled against the Coalition for Ethical Petroleum Marketing and several individuals who sued the owner of six convenience stores along Interstate 80 in Nebraska, saying the stores posted misleading signs about gas prices. Judge Robert Otte said in his ruling filed Monday in Lancaster County District Court…Read more »

TV Ads Targeting Ethanol Are Described As Full Of Lies

TV Ads Targeting Ethanol Are Described As Full Of Lies

The Nebraska Ethanol Board’s Administrator is firing back at television ads from big oil companies claiming that unchecked ethanol mandates are job killers for small refineries. Roger Barry tells KLIN News that 1400 jobs in Nebraska are directly related to our ethanol plants….It’s a 3.5 billion dollar industry. Barry says the latest round of ads…Read more »