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Politics & Elections
4:16 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Big Bird Vs. Big Oil

Democrat John Ewing, Douglas County Treasurer

The Omaha Press Club and the League of Women Voters presented a debate today (Thursday) between the two candidates for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional District.

Republican Congressman Lee Terry is seeking his 8th term in office.  He faces challenger, Democrat John Ewing, who’s currently Douglas County Treasurer. 

Among the topics they discussed were healthcare, education, and federal subsidies. 

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Politics & Elections
12:19 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Campaigns expect economy, jobs, health care to dominate Tuesday debate

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will debate Tuesday, a program you’ll hear at 8pm on KIOS.

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Politics & Elections
5:06 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Rock the Vote Attracts New Voters

Young people make up about a quarter of the electorate, and voting rights advocates say they’re a powerful collective force when they turn out to vote.

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Politics & Elections
5:06 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Redistricting of South Sarpy County Gives Republican Voters an Edge

The Nebraska Legislature redistricted the 2nd Congressional District after the 2010 Census numbers were released last year.

Paul Landow, Professor of Political Science at UNO, says the Legislature flip flopped Sarpy County voters. 

He says formerly the Eastern part of South Sarpy County, which had more Democrats, was part of the 2nd Congressional District.  The Western part of that county held more Republicans and was part of the 1st Congressional District. 

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Politics & Elections
3:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Vice President Biden campaigns in Council Bluffs

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

With only one month to go until the Presidential election, Vice President Joe Biden is back in Iowa rallying voters.

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Government
7:47 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Community conversations on religion to be held in Omaha, Lincoln

The executive director of Omaha’s Project Interfaith says last week’s violence in the Middle East shows a need for discussions about religion.

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Government
4:05 am
Thu September 6, 2012

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Nebraska

Vote Easy is an interactive candidate matching tool created by Project Vote Smart in 2010.

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Politics
5:06 am
Mon July 9, 2012

The U.S. Senate passes Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate recently passed the 2012 Farm Bill by a vote of 64-35.  Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says this bill will provide continued support to Nebraska farmers. 

He says one of the biggest disadvantages in the bill is that it over subsidizes crop insurance for larger agricultural interests, making it difficult for smaller family-sized farmers to compete.  

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Politics
2:06 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman visits Offutt Air Force Base

Gen. Martin Dempsey is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
courtesy www.jcs.mil

The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must maintain the trust of the American people in spite of economic and security challenges.

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Politics
2:32 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Nebraska Appleseed Reacts to US Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

On Monday the US Supreme Court threw out three of the four sections of Arizona’s state-level immigration policy.

Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrant Program, says the 4th section, which requires police to check the citizenship status for any person lawfully stopped, detained or arrested, is still subject to civil rights questions that are coming up through the courts. 

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