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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.

Council: City should apply for softball field grant, Kearney Hub, April 9, 2014
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/council-city-should-apply-for-softball-field-grant/article_4e240c04-c005-11e3-8d58-0019bb2963f4.html

Changing demographics blamed in part on decision to close hospital, Norfolk Daily News, April 9, 2014
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/changing-demographics-blamed-in-part-on-decision-to-close-hospital/article_866650c8-bff5-11e3-a0df-0017a43b2370.html

Nebraska city ready to enforce immigration rules, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, April 9, 2014
http://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/nebraska-city-ready-to-enforce-immigration-rules/article_c6f47960-c042-11e3-ad9e-001a4bcf887a.html

City of Alliance launches satisfaction survey, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, April 3, 2014
http://www.starherald.com/news/tidbits/city-of-alliance-launches-satisfaction-survey/article_0b33118e-badc-11e3-926a-0019bb2963f4.html

Eirich re-elected Kearney Volunteer Fire Department’s chief, Kearney Hub, April 4, 2014
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/eirich-re-elected-kearney-volunteer-fire-department-s-chief/article_ca3b873c-bc1c-11e3-9a32-0019bb2963f4.html

Water testers need testing, too, city officials say, Lincoln Journal Star, April 7, 2014
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/water-testers-need-testing-too-city-officials-say/article_8f34c19a-71a5-5a8b-9bfc-b90a485f914b.html

City considers fees for field prep work, York News-Times, April 7, 2014
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/city-considers-fees-for-field-prep-work/article_0b4a6e76-bc7e-11e3-bbcf-0019bb2963f4.html

Scottsbluff City Council weighs in on downtown landscape plan, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, March 31, 2014
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/scottsbluff-city-council-weighs-in-on-downtown-landscape-plan/article_92d63610-67cc-51be-8a75-dfe36407a35d.html

Council likely to repeal unenforced liquor law, Lincoln Journal Star, March 31, 2014
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/council-likely-to-repeal-unenforced-liquor-law/article_59590a20-83a4-59f2-b721-f244990629b9.html

City's latest donation box language slim on disclosure, Lincoln Journal Star, March 31, 2014
http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-s-latest-donation-box-language-slim-on-disclosure/article_546ba0af-e3bd-5a47-9167-85aa9d2183fa.html

City council considers law requiring prepayment on fuel sales, Grand Island Independent, March 31, 2014
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/city-council-considers-law-requiring-prepayment-on-fuel-sales/article_a4bd567e-b952-11e3-a3d7-001a4bcf887a.html

La Vista seeks increased sales tax for 84th Street redevelopment, Omaha World-Herald, March 31, 2014
http://www.omaha.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339820/1685#la-vista-seeks-increased-sales-tax-for-84th-street-redevelopment

Ready for Action, Kearney Hub, March 26, 2014
http://www.kearneyhub.com/ready-for-action/image_2babfc0c-b508-11e3-8b1b-001a4bcf887a.html

Effort made to show more of what Neligh offers, Norfolk Daily News, March 27, 2014
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/effort-made-to-show-more-of-what-neligh-offers/article_acf24f66-b5ba-11e3-b7d5-001a4bcf6878.html

Norfolk Arts Center receives Governor's Arts Award, Norfolk Daily News, March 26, 2014
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/norfolk-arts-center-receives-governor-s-arts-award/article_da51e9fc-b4e9-11e3-842f-0017a43b2370.html

5 biggest Nebraska counties all growing fast, North Platte Telegraph, March 27, 2014
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/biggest-nebraska-counties-all-growing-fast/article_4413bbd8-b5bf-11e3-9e03-0019bb2963f4.html

Cather Foundation debuts campaign for national center, Hastings Tribune, March 26, 2014
http://www.hastingstribune.com/march/news0326cather.php

City’s year-end water/ wastewater report made, York News-Times, March 25, 2014
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/city-s-year-end-water-wastewater-report-made/article_5849049e-b3d2-11e3-849f-0019bb2963f4.html

Lincoln No. 8 in well-being index, Lincoln Journal Star, March 25, 2014
http://journalstar.com/business/local/lincoln-no-in-well-being-index/article_3a3a6d4a-91c6-507b-be72-d2dba8a96544.html

Grand Island Fire Department Rescues Cat Stuck in Tree, Grand Island Independent, March 25, 2014
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/grand-island-fire-department-rescues-cat-stuck-in-tree/youtube_2c8d5a0c-b379-11e3-97bd-001a4bcf887a.html

What can be done about ... Those dirty birds?, North Platte Telegraph, March 25, 2014
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/what-can-be-done-about-those-dirty-birds/article_1952de13-c8f6-5838-a300-5486974bc808.html

Norfolk's water tower coming down, Norfolk Daily News, March 19, 2014
http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/norfolk-s-water-tower-coming-down/article_2ede024e-af6d-11e3-ae7d-0017a43b2370.html

City gives MECA board ultimatum: Reverse vote to extend terms or risk end of contract, Omaha World-Herald, March 20, 2014
http://www.omaha.com/article/20140320/NEWS/140329919/1685#city-gives-meca-board-ultimatum-reverse-vote-to-extend-terms-or-risk-end-of-contract

Effort to expand health coverage to more low-income Nebraskans dead for the year, Omaha World-Herald, March 20, 2014
http://www.omaha.com/article/20140320/LIVEWELL26/140329916/1694#effort-to-expand-health-coverage-to-more-low-income-nebraskans-dead-for-the-year

Budget bills advance to final reading, Lincoln Journal Star, March 20, 2014
http://journalstar.com/legislature/budget-bills-advance-to-final-reading/article_cb6089b4-0f32-55d3-9726-e261e7fb7c4e.html

City to consider selling land to NRD, York News-Times, March 20, 2014
http://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/city-to-consider-selling-land-to-nrd/article_28ad578e-afeb-11e3-8092-0019bb2963f4.html

Council questions new KHS plans, Kearney Hub, March 12, 2014
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/council-questions-new-khs-plans/article_a2c00856-aa09-11e3-a0dc-001a4bcf887a.html

City-owned Hilton Omaha faces a more challenging financial future, Omaha World-Herald, March 12, 2014
http://www.omaha.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319835/1101#city-owned-hilton-omaha-faces-a-more-challenging-financial-future

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

Lawmakers convened for the 2014 legislative session Jan. 8 for a 60-day, or short, legislative session. It is the second session of the 103rd Legislature. Lawmakers began the session with 406 carryover bills and resolutions. Committee hearings have ended and lawmakers are meeting on the floor of the Legislature in the afternoons, as well as the mornings. As always, the League is monitoring several hundred bills this session. Information about your state Senators and the Legislature can be found at www.nebraskalegislature.gov.