NE TOP REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT LOCATION, LAYOFFS BEGIN

Last year Nebraska resettled more refugees per capita than any other state. In the weeks following President Trump’s executive order halting immigration and refugees to the U.S., NET News visited a few of the groups in Lincoln that work to help refugees settle in to life in...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

TO GET A JOB: STEP-UP OMAHA!

If you are between the ages of 14 to 21, and want to earn up to $1,800 this summer and gain valuable education training, Step-up Omaha is for you. Empowerment Network and City of Omaha, in collaboration with community partners, are working to provide opportunities for youth and...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

PAYDAY LENDING REFORM AT UNICAMERAL

Senator Tony Vargas and Senator Lou Ann Lineham introduced a bill that will align payday loans more closely with a traditional loan structure. LB194 will cap interest rates for payday loans at 36 percent, instead of the usually up to 400 percent rate. This bill will also provide...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

The Chubicks Way Comes Full Circle

Things have come full circle for a father-son coaching duo. Omaha South head basketball coach Bruce Chubick I guided South to its first state Class A hoops title in a quarter century last year with help from assistant Bruce Chubick II. Thirty years ago the father coached the son...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

South Omaha Stands with A Day Without Immigrants

“Cerrado, Closed” is not something you see every day on South 24th Street businesses. The usual mom-and-pop shops that line 24th Street weren’t catering to customers last Thursday due to a nationwide boycott which was called, “A Day Without Immigrants.” The silent boycott...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

New Voter ID Amendment

Senator John Murante (R) from Nebraska Legislative District 49, representing the Gretna area, recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would create voter identification requirements for all Nebraskans. “This is a little more than what we have seen in the past,” says Bri...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017