Category Archives: KLIN News

Lancaster County Reports 16th COVID-19 Death

Lancaster County Reports 16th COVID-19 Death

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department reports a 16th resident has died from COVID-19 in Lincoln.  The individual was a man in his 70’s who had been hospitalized. Lancaster County reports 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the region today.  That brings the community total to 3.195 individuals.  Recoveries are up from 1,315 to 1.334. The…Read more »

Medicaid Expansion Opens for Applications

Medicaid Expansion Opens for Applications

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has successfully started to accept applications for Medicaid expansion, also known as Heritage Health Adult, this past weekend.  Benefits begin on October 1, 2020. Heritage Health Adult expands Medicaid to lower income adults of working age (19-64 years old).  Lower income means earning up to 138% of…Read more »

Local groups combine to Speak Up for Housing Rights To End Evictions

Local groups combine to Speak Up for Housing Rights To End Evictions

As federal unemployment insurance expires and eviction moratoriums lift, local civic, legal, education and arts organizations have combined to call on Lincoln residents to “Speak Up for Housing Rights“. Between June 1 to 29, nearly 150 eviction cases were scheduled to be heard in Lancaster County. A study by the Aspen Institute predicts that 18…Read more »

Fake Money Showing Up At Lincoln Businesses

Fake Money Showing Up At Lincoln Businesses

Lincoln Police are looking into five cases where people tried to pass counterfeit bills.  They were at businesses ranging from convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants between July 31st and August 3rd.  Most of the counterfeit currency were $20 bills. The number of counterfeit bill use is up with police receiving 160 cases so far…Read more »

City Council Halts Applications For Halfway Houses To Find More Information, Regulation

City Council Halts Applications For Halfway Houses To Find More Information, Regulation

The city of Lincoln instituted a 90-day moratorium on half-way house applications as leaders try to gather more information. The near-15-year-old special permit has received only two applications – one near Woods Park and South Salt Creek. SaReena Freet opposes the moratorium. “Extending a permit from three people to six people – that’s three other…Read more »

NSAA: Sports to begin on schedule, Transfer rules to stay

NSAA: Sports to begin on schedule, Transfer rules to stay

Nebraska high school sports won’t have any big changes. Yet. The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) Board of Directors met Monday morning to discuss changes for fall sports at a special Zoom meeting. The group left after reaffirming an August 10 start date without any major changes. Practices for the six fall sports — cross country,…Read more »

LPS Receives Thousands Of Remote Learning Requests For Fall 2020

LPS Receives Thousands Of Remote Learning Requests For Fall 2020

Lincoln Public School officials announced Monday the unverified number of remote learning requests they received by the July 31 deadline. They received 6,771 requests to begin the school year remotely, or approximately 16.8 percent of those enrolled in LPS as of July 24. Now schools must go through and verify the requests and match them…Read more »