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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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Hit the Brakes!

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State Attorney General Jon Bruning is giving us a severe case of conservative whiplash.  The last time we did a double take this fast was when John McCain said he wasn’t a maverick.  Bruning is now backing away from LB 594 when just last week he was trumpeting the law. LB 594 requires mental health […]
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Senator Nelson Convention Speech

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Senator Ben Nelson gave a rousing speech at the Nebraska Democratic Party’s state convention this last Sunday.  Nelson encouraged Democrats to stick together so they can fight the “party of NO.”  He lauded the successes of passing the stimulus bill, health care reform, and financial reform.  His message that Democrats are investing in America was […]
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Weekend Playlist

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As everyone gets ready for the weekend and in honor of Minority Leader John Boehner’s big beach bash last night which spurred the whole Rep. Terry drama with the lady lobbyist, we asked around for some appropriate tunage.  So here you go and enjoy the weekend. Lobbyist Loving Lee Terry’s Weekend Playlist (go buy it […]
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