Sen. Bruce Bostelman's bill would allow the governor to appoint a majority of both the Nebraska Public Power District and Omaha Public Power District boards, as well as the chief executive officer of each.
New board member Kirk Penner, who was sworn in Thursday, was critical of the change and questioned whether the board would have allowed more time for speakers last year if this policy was in place.
The Dodge County Clerk’s Office released a list of officials to be elected in 2022 who will appear on the ballot this May.
Nebraska Sen. Joni Albrecht is introducing a bill that would prohibit members of the Nebraska State Board of Education from adopting health-education standards for schools.
Katie Sinsel claims she was unlawfully prevented from participating in school board meetings and then removed as a member of the school board.
The Downtown Business Improvement District Board approved taking bids for its speaker system project at its first meeting after its renewal an…
Gretna school board members Monday night selected a griffin as the mascot for the new Gretna East High School, so both of the district's high schools will have mythical creatures as mascots.
“We can’t deny that there’s a problem. Let’s just figure out what the themes are, figure out what we want to change and get it changed,” one board member said.
Enough voters had signed petitions for a recall election on two members of the Alvo Village Board. But the board voted 5-0 against calling the election, which the lawsuit says is not an option.
After relentless opposition, the state board of education halted the standards' development Sept. 3. The only consensus is that the process failed to produce standards acceptable to all Nebraskans.
The Lincoln-based Wachiska Audubon Society, which focuses on preserving tallgrass prairie and native birds in a 17-county area, has hired Mark Brohman as its first executive director.
"When there is talk of protesting my house and someone later pulls in front and takes a picture of my address while my daughter is home alone, she does not feel safe. When a car sits running in front of my house late at night … my family does not feel safe."
The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 5-1, with one abstention, to indefinitely postpone development of the standards.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said he’s not discouraged or disappointed by the committee’s recommendation to indefinitely postpone development of health standards. “I think it’s the right direction to go."
WEEPING WATER – Weeping Water Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Reiman announced this past week that the district is accepting applications …
Before the pandemic, parents rarely filled local and state board rooms. But now an agitated, mobilized and partisan public is showing up in numbers, shouting, clapping, cheering and sometimes jeering.
The Norris board approved a mask requirement for students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in a 4-1 vote at an emergency meeting Aug. 6.
“Grow up and get a pair!” a man shouted at the board after being reprimanded for his comment; he was met with shouts of support. Later, a man grabbed a microphone and yelled: “We are going to take over this board right now!”
A mix of voices and opinions -- and rowdy applause and jeers -- filled a spacious Nebraska Innovation Campus conference room during Friday's public comment.
Some officials at tourist attractions in south-central Nebraska and north-central Kansas say they were blindsided, and disappointed, by the firestorm over the proposed Kansas-Nebraska Heritage Area.
Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the revised proposed health-education standards from the Nebraska Department of Education for including the concept of gender identity.
PLATTSMOUTH – Students at Plattsmouth Community Schools will have a chance to establish positive learning relationships with local police offi…
After a couple was told their rainbow pride flag violated neighborhood rules, the couple found another, brighter way to share their message.