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Powderhook Releases Over 180 Local Outdoor Events

LINCOLN, Nebraska– Powderhook has a mission and it’s simple: Access For All. Powderhook’s original focus was on cultivating opportunities to access private land and gathering the largest accessible database of public hunting and fishing locations. Show More Summary

Nebraska Gov. Veto Overridden Again; Last State to Allow Undocumented Kids Driver’s Licenses

It’s been a tough week for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts. First, on Wednesday, Ricketts lost a high profile standoff with the state legislature on the death penalty. Ricketts vetoed a Statehouse-backed ban on the death penalty only to have his veto overridden and the practice outlawed. Show More Summary

ID Cards ‘Inappropriate Benefit’ for US Illegal Immigrants - Nebraska Gov.

Granting US state identification cards and driver licenses to youths brought to the United States illegally gives them disproportional advantages, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said in a press release on Thursday.

Non-Sequiturs: 05.28.15

Nebraska banned the death penalty. Does this signal a new conservative opposition to the practice? Well, is there a way this can make private prison lobbyists more money? Because then, yes. [FiveThirtyEight] The best way to sway a Supreme Court justice? Represent clients that the justices have financial stakes in. Show More Summary

A Voice From the Past Rings True 86 Years Later

The unicameral Legislature voted last week to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska, with two more votes than necessary to override a promised veto by Governor Pete Ricketts. Republicans in the legislature say they were persuaded toShow More Summary

10 Surefire Ways to Sin During Yoga

According to a retired Catholic bishop in Nebraska (always a good source of thoughtful, practical life tips), practicing yoga is not just a great way to relieve stress, find contentment, build strength, and make friends -- it's also "an occasion of serious sin." Yeah. Show More Summary

Inside the Unlikely Coalition That Just Got the Death Penalty Banned in Nebraska

When the final aye of the roll call vote was recorded on the electronic panel above the West Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the crowd in the galleries overlooking the floor couldn't contain their shouts of relief. Show More Summary

Nebraska Becomes The Last State In The Country To Pass A Law Allowing DREAMers To Drive

"Just because i’m undocumented doesn’t mean I can’t be somebody,” a DREAMer said. The post Nebraska Becomes The Last State In The Country To Pass A Law Allowing DREAMers To Drive appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE BANS DEATH PENALTY:  The legislature overrode Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto, by…

NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE BANS DEATH PENALTY:  The legislature overrode Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto, by a 30-19 vote. The measure replaces lethal injection with a maximum punishment of life in prison. It will take effect in 90 days, which would be late August or early September depending upon when the Legislature adjourns. The law could be blocked […]

Nebraskan lawmakers override Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto to abolish state death penalty

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

State Sen. Ernie Chambers finally won his 38-year battle to get Nebraska's death penalty repealed. With Wednesday's override vote in its one-house legislature, Nebraska became the nation's 19th state without a death penalty. The last time a conservative state abolished capital punishment was 42 years ago when North Dakota made the move. Show More Summary

Nebraska Repeals The Death Penalty -- Yes, Nebraska!

It's one of the most conservative states, and they just did a very progressive thing. The death penalty is no more in Nebraska. May many other states follow their lead. NBC News: Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than...Show More Summary

Nebraska Death Penalty Repealed with Outspoken Christian support

Evangelical, Catholic, mainline leaders openly endorse measure. The Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday repealed the state’s death penalty by overriding Gov. Pete Ricketts's veto on a 30-to-19 vote. Evangelical pastors, Roman CatholicShow More Summary

Nebraska Bans Death Penalty, Setting Stage for Anthony Kennedy to Ban It Nationwide

Nebraska has voted to abolish the death penalty, and the legislature has overridden the governor’s veto to reaffirm the ban. I support the death penalty, but I also support the right of the people of a state to decide how to punish murderers. Here’s the problem. Under the “evolving standards of decency” travesty perpetrated on […]

Congratulations, Nebraska, Your Governor Isn’t Allowed To Kill You Anymore

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Know that civilized thing that some states in this great nation do, where they exact retribution for murder crimes by murdering the murderer right back, because we are bloodthirsty monsters? Well yay, because Nebraska has decided toShow More Summary

Nebraska Legislators Override Governor’s Veto and Outlaw Capital Punishment in the Cornhusker State

11 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Patrick Feller (CC BY 2.0) On Wednesday, Nebraska became the 19th state in the U.S. to rid itself of one of our most archaic laws. From The Washington Post: Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish the death penalty Wednesday, overridingShow More Summary

Morning Wrap: Dewey Trial, Day 2 | Death Penalty Decision

Clashes regarding the congressional medical office, death penalty in Nebraska, noise near Skadden Arps in D.C. and former Dewey & LeBoeuf management in court. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.       

Why Nebraska Killing Death Penalty Is a Big Deal

First Read: “Maybe the most significant political story in the country over the past 24 hours didn’t take place in Washington, DC, or on the 2016 campaign trail. Instead, it’s what happened yesterday in Nebraska, which repealed the death penalty [...]

A.M. Links: FIFA President Refuses to Retire, New Clinton Foundation Ties to Sidney Blumenthal Unearthed, Nebraska Abolished the Death Penalty

12 hours agoNews : Reason

In the face of a mounting corruption scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is refusing to retire. Blatter was among the 14 soccer officials charged this week by U.S. authorities with racketeering, fraud, and money laundering. The Clinton...Show More Summary

Innovations: How drones and motorcycle helmets can tell important stories about air pollution

Sure, Ben Kreimer holds a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska’s journalist school. But he doesn’t see himself as a journalist.“I call myself a journalism technologist,” Kreimer told me. “I’m interested in experimenting with technology to see how it can be used to tell stories.”Read full article >>

An unexpected win for death-penalty opponents in Nebraska

It's been several decades since a Republican-run state scrapped capital punishment. That changed in a big way yesterday.

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