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It’s an early Roundup today because the Bold staff is off to build a playground in Hastings.  Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for pictures.  Here’s the essential news for your morning.  That’s Justice Elena Kagan to you: Voting mostly along party lines, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan’s ascension to the Supreme […]
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August Townhalls, Bold Needs You

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August is a time for our elected officials to return from Washington, DC and talk with citizens about critical issues facing our state and nation. Bold Nebraska is blogging about the Townhalls all throughout August and we need your help! Last year, the August Recess Townhalls were focused on health reform.  And, if you were […]
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Johanns Votes to Fire Thousands of Nebraskans

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In neighborhoods across Nebraska, plenty of schools, firehouses and police stations just let out a collective sigh of relief as Senator Nelson voted to put job-saving state assistance on the path to the President’s desk.  Despite Senator Johanns’ repeated objections, Nebraska now stands to receive some $128 million in federal Medicaid and education funding saving […]
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Wimp Wednesday

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We’ve got a special going this week for Wimp Wednesday, 3 for the price of 1. Representatives Fortenberry, Terry, and Smith (hereafter known as the Three Amigos) all voted against legislation that would hold BP accountable for their oil spill in the Gulf. Last week the House passed the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources […]
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Pipeline Talks Continue

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Nebraskans are talking… Talking about the second pipeline that TransCanada wants to build right through the Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer. Talking about how no one has the basic answer to “Do we have an Emergency Response Plan that handles the current TransCanada pipeline that is already in the ground and recently started to be […]
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Cursive: Artists and Activists

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Before the Concert for Equality on Saturday, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Omaha originals, Cursive.  Lead vocalist and guitar player Tim Kasher and bass player Matt Maginn shared their thoughts on being artists and activists.  Then they took the stage in front of a sold out crowd to raise money […]
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Celebrating 45 Years of Medicare

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It was 1965, my mother, then a senior in high school, recalls the cold, dreary day in early January that her family drove away from their house in Odell, headed to Washington D.C.  My grandfather said,  “It could be a long ride home in two years.” My grandfather, Clair Callan, had been elected to the House […]
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Oil Spills Get Closer to Home

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Several days after an oil pipeline near Kalamazoo, Michigan leaked crude oil into the Kalamazoo River, news is spreading that TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline caused a spill in South Dakota over a month ago. According to the spill report, 100 gallons of crude oil leaked near the Roswell pump station.  TransCanada spokesman Jeff Rauh explained that […]
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Wimp Wednesday

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Wimp Wednesday goes to…Governor Heineman. From the way Governor Heineman treats Fremont you’d think it was a petri dish not his wife’s hometown.  With the Fremont City Council voting to suspend implementation of the infamous immigration ordinance, the governor’s experiment of using the city as a test case for immigration legislation at the state level […]
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Oil Spill in Michigan

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Oil is flowing towards Lake Michigan via the Kalamazoo River this evening.  A crude oil pipeline run by Enbridge Energy Partners LP sprung a leak near a pumping station in Marshall, Michigan yesterday morning.  The pipeline has been shut down as crews scurry to clean up 19,500 barrels of crude oil (that’s 819,000 gallons).  This is […]
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