Lactation education

Return of the lactation room, rejection of the Alden world capital, Herbster sign in the dumpster

(Originally published December 9, 2021)

Let’s do some math. If a single mother with three children works full time at Nebraska minimum wage – $9/hour – her annual earnings are $18,720.
That puts her thousands of dollars below the federal poverty level for a family of four. Raise the Wage Nebraska wants to change that and help struggling workers get basic necessities.

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Fido and Fluffy told Today’s News that they appreciate the care they receive at the pet clinic: A lactation room is returning to the State Capitol (but with stipulations), the council of directors of Lee Enterprises unanimously rejects Alden Global Capital’s proposal to buy the company, and dig into controversy over a video that shows the governor’s former communications director Pete Ricketts tearing down a sign promoting of Charles W. Herbster’s gubernatorial candidacy and throwing it in a dumpster.

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Around Omaha

  • Dive into the unanswered questions about the demolition and relocation of Omaha’s largest library.
  • A professor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha participate in a “Jeopardy!” episode.
  • Lee Enterprises Board of Directors unanimously rejects Alden Global Capital’s proposal to buy the company, which owns many Nebraska newspapers, including the Omaha World Herald. As Reed Moore previously reported, Alden Global Capital is infamous for dump logs.
  • A freshman at Papillion-La Vista High School faces “school and legal consequenceswhen a photograph of her holding a gun circulates, according to 3 News Now.
  • From January, Ralston Arena will be called Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Over the course of a decade, Liberty First Credit Union would pay nearly $1.7 million to have the arena named after it.
  • Old Towne Bellevue will be revitalized.
  • At a town hall, state senators discuss how American Rescue Plan Act funding can help address issues affecting North Omaha, including criminal justice concerns.

Around Nebraska

  • Remember the controversial on removing a lactation room from the State Capitol? More than two months later, the room returns — with stipulations.
  • Governor Pete Ricketts hires new Director of Strategic Communications: Alexis “Alex” Allen Reusswho worked as a member of U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s policy team and as a legislative adviser to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • ‘It was just a dirty trick, honestly’: Dig into the controversy over a video, taken six months ago, that features Governor Pete Ricketts’ former communications director, Taylor Gage, tear down a garden sign promoting Charles W. Herbster’s gubernatorial candidacy and throwing it in a dumpster.
  • Naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdoses, is available in many pharmacies in the state.
  • Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are doping.
  • Over the next two decades, Nebraska is expected to spend nearly $15 billion to maintain and modernize the road network.
  • This is how infrastructure funds could be assigned in some Midwestern states, including Nebraska.
  • North Platte City Council Unanimously approves $21.5 million move towards a sustainable beef plant.

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