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 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 22, 2024 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Ahh, sweet summertime. As the unofficial start of the summer season kicks off this weekend, I’m making a list of everything I want (and need) to accomplish this summer. It’s a long list. It got me...

 
 By George Ayoub    Opinion    May 22, 2024 

Selling Nebraska to current, potential Nebraskans

As is its wont to do, U.S. News and World Report recently released its Best States "rankings," a list on which Nebraska placed third, up one spot from 2023. Only Utah and New Hampshire bested our...

 
 By Paul Hammel    Opinion    May 22, 2024 

All things Nebraska

Welcome to a new corner of your newspaper. For years, this column has been called "Capitol View" and for the past several years, it's been written by J.L. Schmidt, an old buddy and former Associated...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Recently, a friend and I had a conversation about relationships and whether we argue with our spouses. I found the topic humorous because A.) A press release landed in my inbox that day about the...

 

Pushing back on unworkable executive mandates

In 2014, President Obama famously said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” telling the American people he didn’t care whether Congress had provided legislative authority for his favored policies...

 

Fischer, Ricketts urge postal officials to maintain North Platte processing center

A reprieve, for now. On May 13, Sens. Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts confirmed that U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed the U. S. Postal Service will pause the movement of mail processing operations, including the processing and...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 8, 2024

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

"Wear sunscreen.” That is the first piece of advice given in “The Sunscreen Song,” a list of recommendations to the graduating class of 1999, set to music by Baz Luhrmann. It’s solid advice. Trust me,...

 

Time to rebuild

I never expected that after attending a couple events in Omaha I’d be rushing to a friend’s basement for cover from massive tornadoes at the end of April. But that’s what thousands of Nebra...

 
 By Cathy Pavel    Opinion    May 8, 2024

In the mailbag

There is a lot of information floating around on social media about the integrity of elections. Since the May 14 primary election is around the corner, I wanted to share more insight into election procedures in Holt County. Holt County, like every...

 
 By LuAnn Schindler    Opinion    May 1, 2024

Original views on life from rural America

Over the weekend, Scott and I attended the annual Nebraska Press Association convention in Lincoln. Trust me, it’s one convention we likely won’t forget. Imagine being in a room with 100 other ind...

 
 By J.L. Schmidt    Opinion    May 1, 2024

Fifteen senators will be replaced

Term limits claim 13 Nebraska state senators while two are leaving for other reasons. That'll mean 15 new faces in the nation's only one-house nonpartisan legislature come January. I've made it clear...

 
 By Dawn Caldwell    Opinion    May 1, 2024

Renewable Fuels Month is a reminder

This month is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. It’s a chance for us all to celebrate the hardworking farmers, ranchers and producers, who help fuel the world from right here at home. But it’s also a reminder that while Nebraska is leading Ame...

 

Isms: Original views on life from rural America

There will never be another Rita. My first memories of the Orchard elementary teacher are from 2008, when I filled in during maternity leave for Kortney Sayers. Rita Shabram was one of the first...

 

DeKay reflects on Legislative session

On April 18, the Legislature completed its work for this 60-day legislative session. Although the last day is typically reserved for veto overrides and closing remarks, the Legislature also took...

 
 By J.L. Schmidt    Opinion    April 24, 2024

Special session talk abounds at the capitol

In 2021, the last special session of the Nebraska Legislature lasted 13 days and cost the state $105,436. Do the math, that's $8,076.92 per day. Then ask yourself, is a winner-take-all election...

 
 By Eric Kamler    Opinion    April 24, 2024

Telecommunications, broadband top PSC workload

It has been a very busy and productive past several months at the Nebraska Public Service Commission. As spring arrives, I wanted to share another quarterly update on the work over the past three...

 

Isms: Original views on life from rural America

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate the creative written word form, its expressive ebb and flow pulling you in. Reading poetry is great. Watching someone bring those words to life,...

 

LB1402 draws debate, moves forward

Although the Legislature was only in session for three days this week, senators were productive in moving legislation to Final Reading. This year, there was not enough time to take up every bill that...

 
 By J.L. Schmidt    Opinion    April 17, 2024

Six words seem to have a Legislative curse

"I believe I have the votes." Those six words have become the curse of the Nebraska Legislature. The buzzkill. The harbinger of failure. Sen. Kathleen Kauth of Omaha learned that on Day 56 of the...

 
 By Val Ankeny    Opinion    April 17, 2024

Energy funding available for Nebraska communities

Renewable energy development, energy conservation and energy efficiency improvements offer an opportunity for rural communities to save money, become more energy-resilient and increase the...

 

Isms: Views on life in rural America

The 11-year-old version of LuAnn was enthralled with studying the globe in our sixth-grade classroom. Pastel blue denoted water on the curved, glossy sphere. Continents lifted from the surface,...

 

Legislature searches for property tax relief

The beginning of April brings us closer to the end of this year’s legislative session. There are many bills still left to debate and little time to consider all of the priority bills brought f...

 
 By JL Schmidt    Opinion    April 10, 2024

Crunch time in Lincoln, it has even been thus

It's easy to understand but hard to remember that the one task of the Nebraska Legislature is to pass a balanced budget during the 90-day session and to make adjustments to and pass that budget again...

 
 By Jeff Yost    Opinion    April 10, 2024

Unrestricted endowments prepare Greater Nebraska for the future

Humans have a penchant for looking far ahead. Ask a room of kids what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll quickly discover just how creative we can be when it comes to envisioning our f...

 

Isms: Views on life in rural America

I saw a quote recently and it’s been on my mind since then: “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” I like surpr...

 

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