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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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NPPD Hearings on Pipeline

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July 27-July 29, various locations and dates This week the NPPD will hold hearings to get public input on the building of 3 new transmission lines to help support the proposed pipeline. The hearings and times are below.  If you can make one of these, please let us know because we need citizens going and […]
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Concert for Equality

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July 31 Conor Oberst and Omaha promoters have organized the Concert For Equality featuring Saddle Creek Records acts like Bright Eyes, Cursive, Lullaby for the Working Class and a reunited Desaparecidos. The concert will benefit the ACLU’s fight against Fremont’s new law. Tickets are SOLD OUT.   If you are lucky enough to have a […]
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Attend Pipeline Hearings

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NPPD is holding public hearings all this week to get input about the proposed new transmisison lines that will need to be built to support the proposed TransCanda pipeline. More info on the dates and locations can be found on our Event page. We are concerned about the transmission lines for several reasons. 1) The […]
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