Cloture attempt on voter ID constitutional amendment fails

Senators from Nebraska Unicameral rejected a cloture motion May 9 during first-round debate on a measure that would ask Nebraskans to decide whether voters must show identification at the polls. LR1CA, introduced by Gretna Senator John Murante, would place a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2018 general election ballot. If approved, the amendment would […]

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Our Stories, Our Voices report from HWC

The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) is releasing its findings in their community assessment report about South Omaha residents’ experiences and opinions on housing and neighborhoods, education, health, public services and assistance, employment, and political participation. Some of the main findings from this report are that nearly half (47.2%) of respondents say that their household must […]

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ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS APPROVED

The Nebraska Legislature gave final approval May 2 to a bill that requires schools to adopt a policy to accommodate pregnant and parenting students. Introduced by Sen. Tony Vargas, LB427 requires school districts to adopt a written policy providing standards and guidelines to accommodate absences related to pregnancy and childcare for pregnant and parenting students […]

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AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT GOES TO THE SENATE

Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. With the 217-213 votes, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Some senators have already voiced displeasure […]

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NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR DACA STUDENTS

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin to offer a Hope for the Future Scholarship in Fall 2017, to assist students who are not eligible for financial aid, specifically students with undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival DACA statuses. DACA is a 2012 policy that allows certain immigrants who entered the country as minors to […]

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CINCO DE MAYO ORGANIZER Marcos Mora Celebrates Heritage

It’s difficult even for Marcos Mora himself to encapsulate everything he’s involved in. He’s been a real estate agent with Nebraska Realty since 2013. In 2000, he founded (and today still runs) Latino Productions, which serves a bilingual market with marketing services, event management, consulting and entertainment. He also founded A.B.M. Enterprises in 2000 and […]

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A small dedicated team works year round on Cinco de Mayo

  The multifaceted Cinco de Mayo Omaha event includes elements typical to Cinco de Mayo celebrations around the country: a Saturday parade (one of the largest in the region), a wide array of ethnic and American food, a beer garden, various vendors representing business and nonprofits around the city, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment including […]

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KEEP OMAHA BEAUTIFUL

  May is a great month for giving back to the community and Keep Omaha Beautiful has no shortage of opportunities for you to accomplish this. You may or may not know that Keep Omaha Beautiful has been around for 60 years and has been focused on three key areas over that timeframe: litter reduction […]

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TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION IS WELL UNDERWAY

Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti- immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally, according to the Trump’s first 100 days analysis from Politico Magazine published on April 28. The number of arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border […]

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