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University of Nebraska Board of Regents races 0

University of Nebraska Board of Regents races

It appears there will be three new faces on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. With 82 percent of the Nebraska precincts reporting, former Omaha Mayor Hal Daub had a 5 point lead...

Portrait of a voter: reflecting on the 40th anniversary of 18-year-olds gaining the right to vote 0

Portrait of a voter: reflecting on the 40th anniversary of 18-year-olds gaining the right to vote

In 1972, 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. Chris Siefkes of Lincoln reflects on his 40 years of voting. Video by Nickolai Hammar. [youtube]http://youtu.be/yko-2ejbnz4[/youtube]

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Youth: Why is the voter turnout so low?

Video by Kayla Stauffer, NewsNetNebraska [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuzkUfUXvNM&[/youtube] Youth are often thought of as a politically lazy age demographic, but two University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and a recent alum challenge that belief. Low voter turnout among...

Libertarians gaining momentum in Nebraska; nationwide 0

Libertarians gaining momentum in Nebraska; nationwide

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nvg3935z0E&feature=g-upl[/youtube] 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...

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...