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Below are links to various news articles and / or video the League feels might be of interest to you and your community. Clicking the link will take you to the website of that particular news organization.

City considering riverfront overlay district, Norfolk Daily News, April 25, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/city-considering-riverfront-overlay-district/article_17f7505a-29bb-11e7-8e34-f726459e61e7.html

Gering Council takes close look at Keno spending, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, April 24, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/gering-council-takes-close-look-at-keno-spending/article_e094b8d6-4fe1-5f89-9ecb-c6976c911678.html

Effort to bring Facebook data center to Sarpy County took 6 years of swinging and missing, Omaha World-Herald, April 24, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/effort-to-bring-facebook-data-center-to-sarpy-county-took/article_4dcc5d94-d06d-5c37-b891-4b30ede33b85.html

Down to the details: Patriot Park could soon be busy with the cracks of bats and slaps of leather, Kearney Hub, April 22, 2017
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/business/down-to-the-details-patriot-park-could-soon-be-busy/article_ca67594a-26fc-11e7-9fa5-eb3366c5bd8c.html

Library expansion moves from drawing board to construction, Norfolk Daily News, April 21, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/library-expansion-moves-from-drawing-board-to-construction/article_0e816802-269c-11e7-ba04-0b6eb1230bc5.html

Mayor sends letter to Kansas about unhealthy air from Flint Hills fires, Lincoln Journal Star, April 19, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mayor-sends-letter-to-kansas-about-unhealthy-air-from-flint/article_4c45d041-863e-5edd-9151-a9851950134d.html

Editorial: Lincoln's reputation as a tech hub grows with addition of Ink Labs, Omaha World-Herald, April 18, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-lincoln-s-reputation-as-a-tech-hub-grows-with/article_10438370-1baa-5e11-b4d6-8d2266a4cfcd.html

Plans for new central library begin to take shape, Lincoln Journal Star, April 18, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/plans-for-new-central-library-begin-to-take-shape/article_50075dba-99de-55c1-b749-2cab2d3ce197.html

Firefighters rescue pets from home after fire discovered in wall, Lincoln Journal Star, April 18, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/firefighters-rescue-pets-from-home-after-fire-discovered-in-wall/article_7b3f8b4c-a77d-56b5-bc17-030d9fed9f5c.html

Council tentatively approves zoning change, Norfolk Daily News, April 18, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/council-tentatively-approves-zoning-change/article_e65db968-23ce-11e7-afbf-a33ad1bb7c9a.html

In tax plan backed by Ricketts, wealthier Nebraskans could see largest benefits after 2020, Omaha World-Herald, April 18, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/in-tax-plan-backed-by-ricketts-wealthier-nebraskans-could-see/article_f8a18aa2-de9b-5e59-b9f7-84fa198c9a82.html

Police chief announces retirement, York News-Times, April 18, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/police-chief-announces-retirement/article_d36abd24-236f-11e7-8e49-6be3929ec887.html

Bellevue reverses 2011 decision, rejoins United Cities of Sarpy County lobbying group, April 17, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/bellevue-reverses-decision-rejoins-united-cities-of-sarpy-county-lobbying/article_788d2b3d-8476-5064-b51f-42277286fbbc.html

Georgia bank may step in, speed up purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro, Capital One, Omaha World-Herald, April 13, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/money/georgia-bank-may-step-in-speed-up-purchase-of-cabela/article_f96c5d18-eca0-55bc-9c50-a7ad530e9efc.html

Council OKs two new neighborhoods, Kearney Hub, April 12, 2017
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/council-oks-two-new-neighborhoods/article_272ac528-76e4-5991-8026-168b3c800b78.html

Communities focus on tree diversity as ash borer nears, Norfolk Daily News, April 12, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/communities-focus-on-tree-diversity-as-ash-borer-nears/article_c9772d6e-1f84-11e7-acc1-e7dc65e71630.html

Dealing with an old auditorium could provide new opportunities, Norfolk Daily News, April 12, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/dealing-with-an-old-auditorium-could-provide-new-opportunities/article_2ae022b2-1f86-11e7-abbc-ab0454fcf011.html

Online sales tax measure wins initial approval in Nebraska, Norfolk Daily News, April 12, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/online-sales-tax-measure-wins-initial-approval-in-nebraska/article_d482d04a-1f85-11e7-a2af-433ed3f670a0.html

Silicon Valley startup Ink relocates to Lincoln, Lincoln Journal Star, April 12, 2017
http://journalstar.com/business/local/silicon-valley-startup-ink-relocates-to-lincoln/article_ab40060c-6740-55c4-b493-0f7a73627c02.html

Norfolk ambulances are mobile ERs, Norfolk Daily News, April 11, 2017

http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/norfolk-ambulances-are-mobile-ers/article_44a7253a-1c64-11e7-ae22-435cf4068d27.html

Council approves 9th and O funding, but two council members oppose special tax, Lincoln Journal Star, April 10, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/council-approves-th-and-o-funding-but-two-council-members/article_bc8aa821-ed89-5729-ba8d-0f5cc51938d7.html

Tree City USA, McCook Gazette, April 10, 2017
http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2402006.html

Lexington trailer park wins best tasting water award, Lexington Clipper-Herald, April 8, 2017
http://lexch.com/news/lexington-trailer-park-wins-best-tasting-water-award/article_d042fd8a-1bdd-11e7-a987-1b91119d7f46.html

Downtown master plan would look at future improvements, York News-Times, April 6, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/downtown-master-plan-would-look-at-future-improvements/article_816b726a-1a8d-11e7-bc89-6b72aad9d417.html

Grand Island and Alliance will host high altitude NASA weather balloons during eclipse, Grand Island Independent, April 5, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/grand-island-and-alliance-will-host-high-altitude-nasa-weather/article_090ac380-1a2d-11e7-8f79-372b7c737fda.html

Tax cut package backed by Ricketts advances to full Legislature, Lincoln Journal Star, Apirl 5, 2017
http://journalstar.com/legislature/tax-cut-package-backed-by-ricketts-advances-to-full-legislature/article_2fa3855c-1813-5b5d-9bc5-e9e78d185c47.html

Debate begins on LGBT workplace discrimination bill, Lincoln Journal Star, April 5, 2017
http://journalstar.com/legislature/debate-begins-on-lgbt-workplace-discrimination-bill/article_22d64036-e3bd-5a69-8878-b19f2cb69176.html

Community solar now available in Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, April 4, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/community-solar-now-available-in-scottsbluff/article_2067f26c-c632-55a1-9396-1ddc8bd04d91.html

Committee close to advancing Nebraska tax cut package, Kearney Hub, April 3, 2017
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/state/committee-close-to-advancing-nebraska-tax-cut-package/article_e4e730d0-5d52-5ef3-ac04-fbe4eb947a9e.html

Scottsbluff Council looks to shore up budget shortfall, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, April 3, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/scottsbluff-council-looks-to-shore-up-budget-shortfall/article_2d6c1f63-7ff0-5b70-8d3d-181044ac56b2.html

Council to hear presentation on city-owned parking lots, sidewalks, Grand Island Independent, April 3, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/council-to-hear-presentation-on-city-owned-parking-lots-sidewalks/article_9825eeaa-18f2-11e7-98fc-8b14897cbdb6.html

Roads Department unveils $133 million plan for 14 Omaha-area construction projects, Omaha World-Herald, March 31, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/roads-department-unveils-million-plan-for-omaha-area-construction-projects/article_447c4eec-1637-11e7-8db3-ef40d06e7cb0.html

Omaha zoo ranked No. 2 in the country, according to USA Today readers' choice vote, Omaha World-Herald, March 31, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/living/omaha-zoo-ranked-no-in-the-country-according-to-usa/article_44a8da30-162c-11e7-ad6b-4f3afbc395d5.html

Broken Bow still rising decade after fire, North Platte Telegraph, March 31, 2017
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/b-bow-still-rising-decade-after-fire/article_441149fa-15cc-11e7-a944-27bcd078ffc8.html

Clerk of the Year goes to Exeter staffer, York News-Times, March 31, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/clerk-of-the-year-goes-to-exeter-staffer/article_a2c8a192-15da-11e7-9ef4-a3deca598f09.html

GIFD reveals new, custom-built quint truck, Grand Island Independent, March 30, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/gifd-reveals-new-custom-built-quint-truck/article_300992d6-15a0-11e7-92b6-bffb764c020e.html

City council approves grant to fight drug trafficking, Grand Island Independent, March 29, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/city-council-approves-grant-to-fight-drug-trafficking/article_be516680-14cf-11e7-8354-53d8537c6569.html

Omaha City Council approves development package for 'visionary' $1.2 billion project near Boys Town, Omaha World-Herald, March 29, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/omaha-city-council-approves-development-package-for-visionary-billion-project/article_5b8745be-4e69-5616-86be-95b6c612591d.html

Gering mayor sees bright future, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 28, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/gering-mayor-sees-bright-future/article_7e361b05-aa81-5ae1-9aeb-e742908f599a.html

An eye in the sky helps fix gas leak on the ground, Lincoln Journal Star, March 28, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/an-eye-in-the-sky-helps-fix-gas-leak-on/article_7a7a8304-6e27-5c5d-99a9-9cec716a91f1.html

Street art exhibit opens to rave reviews, York News-Times, March 28, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/street-art-exhibit-opens-to-rave-reviews/article_ab244ad2-1380-11e7-a512-971a49a28ca4.html
 
Papillion considers tearing down, replacing Washington Street pedestrian bridge, Omaha World-Herald, March 28, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/papillion-considers-tearing-down-replacing-washington-street-pedestrian-bridge/article_7aa49c6a-1bd8-51a5-a5a9-4136021124f9.html

Three on ballot will vie for Omaha City Council seat being vacated by Garry Gernandt, Omaha World-Herald, March 28, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/city-election/three-on-ballot-will-vie-for-omaha-city-council-seat/article_5d02c288-1654-5fb3-9f63-3fb19100a0d6.html

Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area on track to reach 1 million by 2025, Omaha World-Herald, March 27, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/omaha-council-bluffs-metro-area-on-track-to-reach-million/article_c7703033-ab41-5d83-bf76-89e3f59aefe1.html

City of Alliance to open municipal code to allow for breweries, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 27, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/city-of-alliance-to-open-municipal-code-to-allow-for/article_b26d8405-b309-56d7-8d80-31507b3eceb8.html

Expected order on Clean Power Plan unlikely to affect LES plans for generation mix, Lincoln Journal Star, March 27, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/expected-order-on-clean-power-plan-unlikely-to-affect-les/article_983019cb-9cb6-55df-b69c-c162dc918c6c.html

Anderson retires as Chadron city manager, Rust appointed interim, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 22, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/anderson-retires-as-chadron-city-manager-rust-appointed-interim/article_8c65707e-ec24-5d2e-942f-56dbd72da531.html

Physical work begins at site of future wastewater treatment plant, York News-Times, March 22, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/physical-work-begins-at-site-of-future-wastewater-treatment-plant/article_cea375c2-0ebd-11e7-9c5c-f36c1b08a6fb.html

City expands defibrillator availability to all departments, Sidney Sun-Telegraph, March 22, 2017
http://www.suntelegraph.com/story/2017/03/22/community/city-expands-defibrillator-availability-to-all-departments/10783.html

Nebraska road projects bill could save state $19M a year, Kearney Hub, March 21, 2017
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/state/nebraska-road-projects-bill-could-save-state-m-a-year/article_c9bcd936-074e-5a64-9c1c-cf9a9eaee50f.html

Whole lot of Irish going on in O’Neill, Wisner, Norfolk Daily News, March 20, 2017
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/whole-lot-of-irish-going-on-in-o-neill-wisner/article_42529e2c-0d78-11e7-b5d1-372e0505cd7d.html

City revenue narrowly ahead of projection for fiscal year, Scottbluff Star-Herald, March 20, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/city-revenue-narrowly-ahead-of-projection-for-fiscal-year/article_bf015d6c-c171-5022-94ae-5b07723afc77.html

City Council pledges not to use property tax windfall in next year's budget, Lincoln Journal Star, March 20, 2017
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-council-pledges-not-to-use-property-tax-windfall-in/article_14e18d34-23c1-5778-93dd-e00790ca5e5f.html

With a boost from City of Omaha, Turner Park East development moves forward near Midtown Crossing, Omaha World-Herald, March 8, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/money/with-a-boost-from-city-of-omaha-turner-park-east/article_98a966d4-03aa-11e7-9cfe-032c9ba36848.html

Nebraska cities will have some of the best views of this summer's solar eclipse, and people are coming from all over the world to see it, Grand Island Independent, March 8, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/nebraska-cities-will-have-some-of-the-best-views-of/article_699880de-041b-11e7-a512-e362c62d91e4.html

Trowbridge retiring after 47 years, Sidney Sun-Telegraph, March 8, 2017
http://www.suntelegraph.com/story/2017/03/08/community/trowbridge-retiring-after-47-years/10752.html

John Gale expresses concern that state’s voting system could regress, Grand Island Independent, March 7, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/john-gale-expresses-concern-that-state-s-voting-system-could/article_2621072a-03a5-11e7-b641-67390d27d9cd.html

Elizabeth Butler named next Omaha city clerk, replacing retiring Buster Brown, Omaha World-Herald, March 7, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/elizabeth-butler-named-next-omaha-city-clerk-replacing-retiring-buster/article_1265476e-02c4-11e7-b61a-dbd0eb9c5399.html

City to use study session to explore potential for solar power, benefit of G.I. joining Nebraska Community Energy Alliance, Grand Island Independent, March 7, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/city-to-use-study-session-to-explore-potential-for-solar/article_1534c90a-02c0-11e7-9f6e-03c8931f6e4d.html

Architect has his fingertips on many historic Grand Island buildings, Grand Island Independent, March 6, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/architect-has-his-fingertips-on-many-historic-grand-island-buildings/article_8367f01c-022c-11e7-8060-ab80a46ccc57.html

Literacy Council receives CDBG to expand and add services, Grand Island Independent, March 3, 2017
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/literacy-council-receives-cdbg-to-expand-and-add-services/article_4f3cdb34-ffa4-11e6-9204-9b6200cb1d7a.html

Nebraska senator wants constitutional amendment for voter ID, York news-Times, March 3, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/statewide/nebraska-senator-wants-constitutional-amendment-for-voter-id/article_75e3367e-ffd2-11e6-aec8-6f0e31265d9a.html

Minatare Mayor drawn by the clear blue skies, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 2, 2017
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/minatare-mayor-drawn-by-the-clear-blue-skies/article_5eaa7d31-af5b-5ffe-b70b-5f40c99da2fe.html

O’Neill lawmaker proposes bill to help Native American economy in Nebraska, Norfolk Daily News, March 2, 2017
https://norfolkdailynews.com/news/o-neill-lawmaker-proposes-bill-to-help-native-american-economy/article_78716390-ff58-11e6-aefa-533dc345c058.html

Proposed $1.2 billion mixed-use development would be 'unique' in west Omaha, planner says, Omaha World-Herald, March 2, 2107
http://www.omaha.com/money/proposed-billion-mixed-use-development-would-be-unique-in-west/article_2330571f-0a81-5a9f-bf2f-afa2239c159b.html

Assessor sends “intent to tax” to city on properties, York News-Times, March 2, 2017
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/assessor-sends-intent-to-tax-to-city-on-properties/article_8152b168-fea8-11e6-8934-575ff9bcb360.html

Nebraska’s 150th birthday: Through good times and bad, state has persevered, Omaha World-Herald, March 1, 2017
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/nebraska-s-th-birthday-through-good-times-and-bad-state/article_2cdc9a09-666f-51d5-acc8-d99716da8114.html

 

 

 




 

 







 





 

 

 












 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

105th Legislature convenes Jan. 4, 2017

Congratulations to the newly elected and reelected state Senators who were sworn into office this week as the 105th Legislature convened. Lawmakers elected Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer as Speaker of the Legislature. They also elected committee chairpersons. The League will monitor several hundred bills this year and keep you apprised of legislative action as the session progresses.



 

 

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