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  • MetLife intends hiring more than 150 for future Omaha office (Nebraska)

    07/12/2018 11:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KIOS-FM ^ | July 11, 2018 | The Associated Press
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center. The Omaha World-Herald reports that New York-based MetLife said Tuesday that it expects the center to open in downtown Omaha by the end of the year. The global financial services company provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. A unit of MetLife earlier this year said it would move its legal domicile to Nebraska. Insurance experts say companies can save money in Nebraska because of the state's relatively low tax rate on insurance premiums....
  • ‘ABOLISH ICE’: Vandals Throw Brick Through Window Of GOP Office, Leave Graffiti Message

    07/03/2018 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2018
    Vandals threw a brick through the window of the Nebraska Republican Party’s headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Monday night, the party said Tuesday. Republican staffers found a spray-painted message beneath the broken window: “ABOLISH ICE.” Nebraska GOP executive director Kenny Zoeller confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation that they have filed a police report in relation to Monday night’s vandalism. Prominent Democrats across the country have been whipping up support for abolishing U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE), in an appeal to the party’s left-wing base. Zoeller linked the destruction to the increasingly heated rhetoric from national Democrats. “This...
  • Waste Management offers $6,500 in hiring bonuses (Omaha, Nebraska)

    06/28/2018 8:46:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KETV-TV ^ | June 28, 2018
    Waste Management, fined by the City of Omaha earlier this month for falling behind on trash collection, is offering a bonus of up to $6,500 for people hired to be drivers. The company will conduct a two-day job fair at in an effort to full positions. Friday, June 29th: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30th: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will take place at the Waste Management offices at 5902 N. 16th Street. The company says managers will be on-site to conduct interviews. If you're interested, you may pre-apply here. Waste Management says qualified individuals may...
  • Attorney general candidate steps down amid strangulation charge; Democrats plan a replacement

    06/24/2018 2:49:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Omaha ^ | 6/23/18 | Roseann Moring
    The Nebraska Democratic candidate for attorney general who was accused of attacking his father has stepped aside, citing health reasons. Van Argyrakis had faced calls to remove himself from the ballot because he was charged with felony strangulation following an altercation with his 82-year-old father on April 8. Party leaders can choose a replacement Democrat to appear on the ballot.
  • John Cook causes a stir with tweet saying Husker volleyball team would love to go to White House

    06/06/2018 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 9 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | June 6, 2018 | Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has jumped into the controversy surrounding this week’s canceled White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Cook posted a tweet Tuesday night: “Nebraska would love to go to the White House! Huskers would be honored and proud to visit our leaders in DC and represent Nebraska and the Natty! #gbr” The tweet appeared to be deleted Wednesday afternoon. Cook’s statement quickly drew a wave of responses from others on the social media platform, ranging from attaboys to how-dare-yous.
  • Record drug bust finds enough fentanyl to kill 26M people

    05/25/2018 6:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 98 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | Friday, May 25, 2018 | AP
    <p>The Nebraska State Patrol says the nearly 120 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl that troopers seized last month turned out to be all fentanyl, a deadly opioid that federal officials blame for thousands of deaths nationwide.</p> <p>The patrol says the stash was a record fentanyl seizure in Nebraska and estimates the drugs may have been worth up to $20 million on the street. The Drug Enforcement Administration says just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. The fentanyl seized was enough to kill 26 million people, according to DEA estimates.</p>
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    05/21/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.
  • Second Abortionist Involved in Serious Nebraska Abortion Emergency Identified

    05/14/2018 2:54:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | May 14, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Bellevue, Nebraska – It was clear she didn’t want to be photographed. When the most recent abortionist came to work at LeRoy Carhart’s Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska in Bellevue, Nebraska, she was picked up by another employee and rushed past pro-life activists with a book over her face. But when an ambulance came for one of their patients on May 4, 2018, she came out on the sidewalk and watched the seriously injured woman was loaded into an ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital. Now, with the help of local pro-life activists, Operation Rescue has confirmed that...
  • A RESOLUTION, FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE 2018 NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE CONVENTION

    05/06/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 36 replies
    JME_FAN | May 6, 2018 | JME_FAN
    A RESOLUTION, FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE 2018 NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE CONVENTION: CONDEMNATION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER AND HIS INVESTIGATION INTO “RUSSIAN COLLUSION,” AS PURSUED AGAINST PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, HIS ADMINISTRATION, AND CAMPAIGN STAFF MEMBERS… WHEREAS: The Special Counsel Provision requires a recognized violation of criminal statute be present; but, in this matter, no violation of law is alleged, nor is irrefutable evidence presented to prove such as factually committed; WHEREAS: “Collusion” per se, is not a violation of criminal or civil statute; WHEREAS: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has appointed a team of partisan prosecutors, all of whom...
  • Student with pellet gun prompts lockdown at Nebraska school [Hershey NE]

    05/03/2018 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2018 9:23 AM EDT
    Authorities locked down a western Nebraska school after a student produced what looked like a deadly firearm from his backpack. […] The gun turned out to be an airsoft pellet gun that the sheriff’s office described as “a realistic replica of a pistol.” Deputies soon found and apprehended the boy and several students with him. …
  • Gun Amnesty Day the 'most successful' ever for LPD (Lincoln Police Dept)

    04/30/2018 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    1011 Now ^ | 04/28/18
    On Saturday, the Lincoln Police Department partnered with Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition to host a Gun Amnesty Day at the Center Team Police Station from 10 a.m. until noon. The purpose of the event was to remove unwanted and /or illegal firearms, multi burst trigger activators such as ‘bump stocks’ and ammunition from circulation. Citizens were able to drop off firearms and ammunition with no questions asked. The results of the effort produced the following results: - 76 guns were turned in, including rifles and handguns - Over 70,000 rounds of ammunition of various calibers were surrendered -...
  • Anti-Gun Left Targets Chris Cox’s Home, Wife’s Business

    04/21/2018 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/21/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The anti-gun left has apparently fully embraced that old saying from the late sixties and early seventies: the personal is political. It’s not enough to protest the NRA’s headquarters, call its leaders Nazis and ask how many kids have they killed today in tediously un-original chants. Now they’re attacking their homes and families. National Rifle Association lobbyist Chris Cox says his house was splashed with fake blood — twice. Then, someone made a fake website for his wife’s interior design business, altering images of artwork to show photos of child gun violence victims. Last week, two gun control activists...
  • Pro-Gun Parkland School Shooting Survivor Travels to Nebraska to Take Twitter Supporter to Prom

    04/20/2018 5:22:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Parkland school shooting survivor and Second Amendment advocate Kyle Kashuv flew to Nebraska to take Fidan Ibrahimova to the prom after she reached out to him on Twitter. Ibrahimova explained that Kashuv caught her eye because he went against the grain, remaining pro-gun in a post-Parkland world where voice after voice is spewing anti-gun sentiment.
  • Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

    04/19/2018 6:56:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it. Writing after a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump suggested he was still opposed to TPP and preferred a bilateral trade deal...
  • Blizzard conditions in parts of Nebraska leave several state highways impassable

    04/14/2018 1:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/14/18 | Mara Klecker
    A spring blizzard that brought heavy snow and whiteout conditions to much of western and central Nebraska has shifted to northeast Nebraska. And if you think the Omaha area has avoided the snow, just wait a little bit. It's still coming, but it shouldn't cause nearly as much trouble as it has elsewhere. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for east-central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa until 10 p.m. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and minor ice accumulations of are expected, the weather service said. Drivers should expect to encounter slippery roads.
  • Six Questions Members of Congress Should Ask Zuckerberg

    04/11/2018 6:02:07 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Mark Zuckerberg faced a mixture of tough and softball questions at yesterday’s Senate hearing. Many questions were left unanswered, and members of the House will have to pick up the slack today. The toughest questions in the Senate hearing came from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), who grilled Zuckerberg on Facebook’s political bias, its possible status as the “largest publisher in the world”, and its definition of “hate speech.” Democrats, when they weren’t urging Zuckerberg to do more to censor so-called “hate speech,” focused on irrelevant panics like Russian propaganda and “fake...
  • Nebraska governor strips Planned Parenthood funding in new budget

    04/06/2018 9:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/06/2018 | Becky Yeh
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a budget Wednesday that will eliminate federal family-planning funding to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. The $8.8 billion two-year budget would prohibit money to facilities that commit, promote, or refer clients for abortions. The budget also mandates health clinics in the state to legally, financially, and physically separate from abortion facilities. Ricketts, who is pro-life, approved the package after it was passed by the state legislature on a 38-6 vote. The Nebraska governor proposed the measure in his budget earlier this year. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a budget Wednesday that will eliminate federal family-planning...
  • Sean Penn's son, Hopper, arrested for drug possession (Abbreviated)

    04/05/2018 5:28:09 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 5, 2018 | Suzy Byrne
    The 24-year-old actor and model was arrested, along with his girlfriend Uma von Wittkamp, on Wednesday after a routine traffic stop for failing to signal in Nebraska, according to multiple reports. A search of the 1992 Volvo turned up 14 grams of marijuana, 4 amphetamine pills, and 3 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, Page Six and TMZ confirmed. Hopper was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance (psilocybin, which is in the mushrooms) and possession of marijuana (one ounce or less). Von Wittkamp, with whom Hopper has been stepping out publicly since 2015, was booked for two counts of...
  • Nebraska Gov. Encourages NRA to Move Convention From Dallas to His State

    02/24/2018 10:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 23, 2018
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location. Ricketts said in a tweet Friday "We want your convention in Nebraska. Nebraskans love our constitutional rights!"
  • First National Bank of Omaha bails on NRA-branded Visa card after customer outcry

    02/22/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by Skywise · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/22/2018 | Thomas Franck
    The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," a spokesperson for the bank told CNBC. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." The website advertising the card disappeared on Wednesday, less than one day after ThinkProgress reported the bank's support of the pro-gun lobby. The bank was one of many companies used by...