OMAHA MAYOR’S RACE GOES FORWARD WITH TWO FAVORITES

Heath Mello finished within three percentage points of Jean Stothert, the Omaha Mayor incumbent, during the Primary Elections on Tuesday, April 4. It is expected that more people will almost certainly vote in the general election, May 9, particularly because Mello came within striking distance of Stothert. Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicted 23 […]

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR VOTER ID

Unicameral lawmakers are looking to change the way Nebraskans vote. Senators listened to testimony last week on a proposed constitutional amendment, requiring voters to show identification before they cast their ballot. Those in support say it’s about keeping the election process safe from fraud, voting is a precious right and should be protected as such, […]

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SOUTH OMAHA CONSIDERED BELLWETHER IN MAYORAL ELECTION

Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, a Democrat who was a state senator from South Omaha, is challenging Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, in this year’s officially nonpartisan mayoral election. South Omaha has played a kingmaker role in recent elections, according to a recent article in the Omaha World-Herald. In the most recent presidential race, Clinton […]

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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 McLarty, Director of Voting Rights at Nebraskans for Civic Reform. “In the […]

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Tony Vargas

  Nebraska Legislative District 7 candidate Tony Vargas canvasses homes wearing shoes with soles worn to the nub. Even though his feet get wet on rainy days, he intentionally sticks with that same beat-up footwear. “It is a reminder that if I’m not knocking on doors, I’m not doing enough,” said Vargas, 32. “There is […]

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Latino Voters: Invisible no more

The Heartland Workers Center’s theme for the Get out the Vote campaign is “I Vote for My Family”. Sergio Sosa, Executive Director for the Heartland Workers Center, says they chose the theme because many Latinos have strong familial ties or ties to the small cities they are from. “Every vote counts and every vote will […]

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