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Ballot issues bring mixed results 0

Ballot issues bring mixed results

With a majority of the precincts recorded in Nebraska, it looks like state senator salaries and term limits will remain the same. Misdemeanors while in pursuit of office could now lead to impeachment and...

First-time Lincoln voters pleased with election 0

First-time Lincoln voters pleased with election

By Ben Kreimer for NewsNetNebraska The votes haven’t all been counted, but Aras Shakir, a first-time voter, already knows who will win the presidency. “I’m certain Obama is going to win,” 20-year-old Shakir said...

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...

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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?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7yPFyQ1lgo[/youtube] 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....

Fischer, Kerrey meet for final Nebraska U.S. Senate debate 0

Fischer, Kerrey meet for final Nebraska U.S. Senate debate

Nebraska Senate candidates Deb Fischer and Sen. Bob Kerrey met for the third and final time Monday. NewsNetNebraska live-tweeted the debate.

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Negative ads make up majority of campaign commercials

Video by Brandon Olson, NewsNetNebraska [youtube]http://youtu.be/yxXA4Wqdxr4[/youtube] Negative campaign advertisements are nothing new. But just how prominent are these antagonistic ads? Negative advertisements make up about 80 percent of campaign ads in this election cycle. That...

Kerrey leans on name recognition in race for U.S. Senate 0

Kerrey leans on name recognition in race for U.S. Senate

Story by Jake Sorensen, NewsNetNebraska Former governor Bob Kerrey hopes name recognition helps him win Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race. Republican challenger Deb Fischer believes that people’s recognition of Kerrey will hurt him. So how...

Early voting provides flexibility for Nebraska students 0

Early voting provides flexibility for Nebraska students

Story and photos by Christina Condreay, NewsNetNebraska Four years ago, just 48 percent of Americans 18 to 24 voted, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Compare that to the more than 65 percent of...