| Feb 27, 2015
Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote.
Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so small...
| Feb 21, 2015
A legislative panel was presented Friday with new ideas to reduce crowding, expand oversight and increase access to mental health services in Nebraska's problem-plagued prison system.
The proposals drew mixed reactions from the newly appointed director...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:53 PM
Nebraska opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline vowed Wednesday to overturn a state law that let former Gov. Dave Heineman approve the route, regardless of what happens at the federal level.
Jane Kleeb of the group Bold Nebraska said landowners will...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:32 PM
In a temporary victory for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Nebraska state judge sided with landowners seeking to stop Canadian energy firm TransCanada from taking land from dozens of properties in the northern half of the state.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:15 PM
TransCanada Corp. will temporarily suspend efforts to seize Nebraska land for its much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline after landowners sued, in what is one obstacle the Canadian company still faces in the 1,179-mile project.
A Holt County District...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:39 AM
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday removed a serious hurdle to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that then-Gov. Dave Heineman had the authority to approve the project's route without review by a state agency.
A 2012 law...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 PM
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
Over the next few months, congressional leaders...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Nebraska's lieutenant governor announced his resignation Tuesday morning, a day after a state judge ordered him not to contact his sister after she accused him of having anger problems and threatening her.
Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who was appointed...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The sister of Nebraska's lieutenant governor was granted a domestic-abuse protection order Monday after she accused him of physically threatening her during a family dispute.
Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann -- a Republican appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.
“At this time we expect downstream...