Monthly Archive: October 2012

Libertarians gaining momentum in Nebraska; nationwide 0

Libertarians gaining momentum in Nebraska; nationwide

Story by Michael Sholes, NewsNetNebraska Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aren’t the only men on the presidential ballot in Nebraska, Libertarian Gary Johnson is there as well.  And while state Libertarian Party representatives may...

More Nebraska voters opting for independent status 0

More Nebraska voters opting for independent status

By Kelsey Newman, NewsNetNebraska The phenomenon of the rising number of political independents is a nationwide trend, and experts think it may continue. Nebraska is no exception. This year, about 19 percent of active...

Coash, Michaelis duke it out over District 27 seat 0

Coash, Michaelis duke it out over District 27 seat

Story by Rhiannon Root, NewsNetNebraska On paper the two legislative candidates running for District 27 in Lincoln are very similar. Both are white. Both are men. Both are relatively young compared to most senators....

Long, tragic journey ends in chance to vote as U.S. citizen 0

Long, tragic journey ends in chance to vote as U.S. citizen

By Hailey Konnath, Special to NewsNetNebraska Eight years ago, 57-year-old Anna Furkay was sleeping on a street because she didn’t have a way to get home from her new job doing laundry at a...

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Nebraska senators play a significant role

Story by Emily Younger, NewsNetNebraska Nebraska State Senator Ken Schilz speaks during the 2011 legislative session. Photo: Nebraska Legislature Nebraska native Neleigh Frandsen considers herself to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to state...

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Could Nebraska be a ‘blue’ state?

Video by Jake Sorensen, NewsNetNebraska It’s been 48 years since a Democratic presidential candidate won the majority of Nebraska’s Electoral College votes.  That’s why many people would say Nebraska is a Republican state. What...