Gov. Pete Ricketts criticized the revised proposed health-education standards from the Nebraska Department of Education for including the concept of gender identity.
UNMC's Dr. James Lawler stressed that increasing vaccination is the most important thing. "We really would be done with the pandemic that way. The sad fact is that’s all within our grasp. We just need to reach out and take it.”
Gov. Pete Ricketts said his order is aimed at stopping a "land grab." But the fine print in the order limits its scope.
"At this time, I do not feel I will be able to devote the needed time to the campaign," the former Omaha state senator said.
An average of 101 Nebraskans a day were hospitalized with the virus last week, up 24% from the previous week.
A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Monday, July 26, 2021:
The world is facing unprecedented levels of drought.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list.
"Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," the Republican governor said.
The governor accused Democrats in Texas of holding up the possible reimbursement Nebraska might receive.
Rep. Bill Kidd joked that he didn’t get a vaccine because he’s a Republican. Now he has COVID.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by Republican legislators.
The business has yet to comply with an agreement to provide fire lanes between tire piles and exterior fences.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle la…
I am the CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. I have spent my most of my career bein…
After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn't bring herself to stop during the coronavirus pandemic, even when she discovered she was going to have a baby. She had been to rehab before but couldn't fathom how to do it while pregnant.
The agreement under which Nebraska sent state troopers to the U.S.-Mexico border includes no provision for Texas to pay estimated $334,000 cost, according to documents obtained by The World-Herald.
A wildfire threatening more than 1,500 homes near Wenatchee, Washington, has grown to 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) and was about 10%…
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On Day 3 of Texas Democrats hunkering down in Washington to block tighter voting laws, Republicans back home settled into a new routine that boils down to turning the Democrats' gambit into yet another advantage for the GOP in 2022.