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Early Voting Begins

Oct 6, 2016

The Douglas County Election Commission mailed approximately 42,000 ballots on Monday for early voting by mail.

UNO has been offering a series of Debate Watch events that started with the first Presidential Debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State auditors have found more than $13 million in uncashed checks piling up at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Data from the Pew Research Center indicates Millennials make up more than a third of the nation’s potential electorate but their voting participation is the lowest of any group.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett is encouraging everyone to vote in this fall's presidential election.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials have revealed a billing problem that could cost the state up to $32 million.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The City Council won't let several unrelated people live together in a seven-bedroom house in western Omaha.

In May of 2015, the Nebraska Unicameral passed a bill that banned the death penalty in the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's office says she will not need surgery after a fall earlier this week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The City Council has rejected a proposal that would have required food truck operators to collect Omaha's 2.5 percent restaurant tax.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers face a looming budget shortfall when they convene in January, but members of a key budget-writing committee say they still hope to boost funding for the state's problem-plagued prison system.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha city prosecutor wants an electronic system that would streamline the time it takes to obtain a judge's signature on a warrant seeking a blood test for suspected drunken drivers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups are pushing for separate ballot measures that would decriminalize pot possession for personal use in Nebraska or would legalize marijuana entirely.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorney General Doug Peterson is taking new shots at a study that says Nebraska's death penalty costs $14.6 million per year, but the economist who conducted it is standing by his work.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Seven Midwest governors have sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking regulation changes intended to increase sales of gasoline blended with a higher percentage of ethanol.

The purpose of the Heartland Workers Center’s Get out the Vote campaign is to increase voter turnout among Latinos in South Omaha. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Conservative Republicans who want to unseat Nebraska lawmakers are finding a new ally in Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is actively working to elect like-minded senators who promise to stay true to their word.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Republican Party has filed a complaint against an Omaha state senator alleging he violated campaign regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says a complaint challenging a legislative candidate's residency was filed too late to be considered by his office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sen. Deb Fischer says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a new lease program that will allow for the redevelopment of the VA's campus in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved placing a $45 million public safety bond issue on the November ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two petitions that were connected to an unsuccessful effort to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska have also failed to make the general election ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee is telling an embattled Nebraska senator to resign by Friday or face consequences that could include expulsion from office.

Douglas and Sarpy County voters are receiving three-part postcards in the mail which include all the key points about voting for the November 8th general election. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator from Gothenburg has joined the race to become the Nebraska Legislature's next speaker.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Heath Mello will run for Omaha mayor next spring and challenge incumbent Jean Stothert.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are trying to decide what to do now that a $1.4 million petition drive has failed to place the issue on the ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators who voted to abolish the death penalty say a recent analysis of the program's costs validates their argument that it's wasteful and ineffective.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska could gain a competitive edge over nearby states by reducing its personal and corporate income tax rates while expanding its sales tax and eliminating some business tax credits.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several Nebraska Republicans have agreed to serve on a new agricultural advisory committee for GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, and one will serve as its chairman.

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