STUDY ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN NEBRASKA

The Women’s Fund of Omaha, who partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative, published a study on sex trafficking in Nebraska. Shockingly, “Nebraska’s commercial sex market” reports that 900 individuals in Nebraska are sold for sex each month and many are sold multiple times. The report also concluded that 75 percent of those individuals who […]

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STAND UP FOR NEBRASKA IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Nebraska Appleseed is asking residents of Nebraska to stand up for our neighbors who are immigrant or refugee Nebraskans. Recent executive orders from President Trump target immigrants and refugees who came to Nebraska to build a better life and find a safe home. NE Appleseed stated that these orders would drive a wedge between Nebraska […]

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DACA

State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha urged the Judiciary Committee last Wednesday to back young people once again with Legislative Resolution 26 that oppose any federal action that would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Sen. Vargas introduced on January LR26 to renew the Nebraska Legislature’s support for those youths by declaring its […]

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WORKER TRAPPED IN A TRENCH

Drew Johnson, 23, from Utility Trenching became stuck knee-deep in the roughly 12-foot-deep trench last Tuesday outside a home at 13019 Hawthorne Court. One side of the trench had collapsed on his legs. About 30 Omaha firefighters responded. The unusually narrow trench required precarious work to excavate Johnson, trapped that day for about 61⁄2 hours. […]

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14M WOULD LOSE COVERAGE UNDER REPUBLICAN HEALTH BILL

Nonpartisan analysts on March 13 projected that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026. The projections give fuel to opponents who warn the […]

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CHARTER SCHOOL BILL PROPOSED AND MANY OPPOSED

The Education Committee from the Nebraska Legislature heard testimony March 14 on a bill that would allow nonprofit organizations to operate independent public schools, also known as charter schools, in areas with underperforming schools. LB630, introduced by Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill, would create an eight-member commission to grant and oversee charter school agreements or […]

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IMMIGRATION HELPLINE AT CONSULATE OF MEXICO

The Mexican consulate in Omaha kicked-off its latest immigrant help plan last week. It’s part of a 50-state effort providing extensive free services, legal recommendations and informational seminars about Know Your Rights. National Public Radio reported last week that the Government of Mexico assigned $16 million to diverse consulates in the US to support this […]

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