Author Archives: Jane Monnich

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine Plan New $1 to $2 Billion Building Project

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine Plan New $1 to $2 Billion Building Project

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are in the early planning stages of developing a new state-of-the-art research and patient care facility. Officials said at a news conference Thursday that he project could cost as much as $2 billion and is imagined as several buildings to be constructed…Read more »

A Legal Challenge Predicted Over Historical Horse Racing In Nebraska

A Legal Challenge Predicted Over Historical Horse Racing In Nebraska

Historical horse racing in Nebraska faces strong opposition. A court challenge is expected if Grand Island’s Fonner Park starts historical horse racing in February as planned. Gambling with the Good Life opponent Pat Luntjer tells KLIN News it will be challenged in court one way or another. Luntjer claims the historical horse racing machines are…Read more »

Young State Senator Receives National Recognition

Young State Senator Receives National Recognition

Peru State Senator Julie Slama is listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 politicians, attorneys and founders under the age of 30 who will help shape the next decade of law and policy in the U.S. The 23-year-old is up for re-election after being appointed to the legislature this year by Governor Ricketts.…Read more »

Senator Sasse Likes New SNAP Work Requirements

Senator Sasse Likes New SNAP Work Requirements

Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Sasse praises new Supplimental Assistance program work requirements. Senator Sasse says the new rule celebrates the dignity of work. Sasse’s comments follow word that the U.S. Ag Department is finalizing regulatory reforms for the food assistance program requiring able-bodied adults to work. Senator Sasse says that the government doesn’t give us…Read more »

Confirmed Hepatitis A Outbreak Includes Another State

Confirmed Hepatitis A Outbreak Includes Another State

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A hepatitis A outbreak tied to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores now includes 16 confirmed cases in six states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 16 cases of hepatitis A, including seven in Nebraska, as part of the outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and…Read more »

Public Encouraged To Donate Children’s Running Shoes

Public Encouraged To Donate Children’s Running Shoes

Lincoln youth are being encouraged to get out and run. Feet First Program Coordinator Mary Johnson tells KLIN News that they are encouraging fitness along with positive choices for inexperienced youth runners. Johnson says the Parks and Recreation program ran into a major snag….a number of children don’t have running shoes. They are encouraging Lincolnites…Read more »

A Petition Effort Is Underway To Delay the Proposed 14th and Old Cheney Area Roundabout

A new petition effort is underway to delay the proposed 14th and Old Cheney area roundabout. Sensible Streets for Lincoln Committee spokesman Peter Katt says Lincoln officials put too much efforts into the large expensive “sexy” street projects like the roundabout and not enough focus into the “less sexy” neighborhood streets. The petition effort seeks…Read more »

Mayor Announces New Tool To Increase Affordable Housing

Mayor Announces New Tool To Increase Affordable Housing

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announces an effort to increase affordable housing. She says they want to designate certain areas as extremely blighted that enables a one-time $5,000 credit for qualified home buyers.  Mayor Gaylor Baird says  “The tax credit is a huge benefit to those looking to make the step into homeownership.  That kind…Read more »

Ameritrade Sale Expected To Impact Nebraskans

Governor Ricketts says TD Ameritrade’s announcement that they would be sold to Charles Schwab creates significant uncertainity for thousands of Nebraskans who have loyally worked for the company through the years. Ricketts says as governor and former COO of Ameritrade, he is anxious to see what the sale means for Nebraskans. Ricketts says in the…Read more »