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November 8th, 2014
SAN DIEGO, and VALHALLA, N.Y.
â€“ Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) announced Friday (Nov. 7, 2014, an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb.
Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the plant, which generates enough renewable energy to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Republicans expanded their majority in the Nebraska Legislature in the election, setting the stage for more debates over taxes and spending when lawmakers convene in January.
The GOP saw a net gain of five seats in Tuesday's election. The new, one-house Legislature that convenes in January will have 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and one independent.
The new Legislature is likely to be more conservative, with freshman members that include the founder of the Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association and a prominent member of Nebraska's tea party.
The final count is in and come January, Pam Holcomb as a write-in will join Tom Osmond and Carl French as members of the Broken Bow School Board. There were three seats in contention, current member Matt Haumont chose not to run, and board members David Glendy and Tracy Popp were beat out at the ballot box. The official count is as follows: Tom Osmond - 1,159; Carl French - 834; Pam Holcomb - 825; Tracy Popp - 812; David Glendy - 776 and Melissa Garcia - 558.
Cody Wiest has been found and is safe. Thanks to all for spreading the search and for your concerns.
The Broken Bow Police Department is asking for the publicâ€™s assistance in finding a missing 15 year old. Cody Wiest is 5â€™2â€ť and 120 lbs. with blond hair.
Last seen Oct. 31, 2014 in Broken Bow, NE
If you have any information about his whereabouts please contact the Broken Bow Police Dept.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone â€“ 308-872-6424
The preliminary results are in, and according to initial counts, the Broken Bow residents said no to a change in government, casting 530 votes for a change to the manager style of government and 629 votes against.
Cecil Burt gathered 805 votes, Rod Sonnichsen for the East Ward 458 and Cody Schmick for the West Ward 483.
The preliminary counts do not include the provisional ballots, nor do they include all of the absentee ballots.
Ansley's LB840 plan failed 79-67; as did its sales tax request 80-67.
Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.
Hooker county results are in ... with preliminary local results as follows:
Mullen School Board: Bryan Starr (213); Jason Coble (185) and Mindy Paxton (163)
Village of Mullen Trustees: Glenn R. Garner (117) and Melody McDowell (70)
Hooker County Commissioner - Julie Kraye (224) and Daniel Daibler (184)
Other Hooker County officials were elected as follows: County Clerk - Dave Sullivan (235) and County Sheriff - Wynn Wiens (253) and County Treasurer - Cathryn Nichols (274)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Voters have approved a measure raising Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2016.
The measure won Tuesday despite opposition from most Republican officials and business leaders, who argued it would hurt companies and force them to cut jobs.
Supporters countered that the increase from the current minimum wage of $7.25 was needed because Nebraska workers who earn that much are struggling. They contended the increased wage could make a significant difference to workers while causing little harm to businesses.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat and two of its three House seats will remain in Republican hands, but the close race in Omaha's congressional district could keep election watchers up late.
Republican Ben Sasse easily won election to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina.
Sasse, the president of Midland University in Fremont, will replace Republican Mike Johanns, who didn't seek a second term.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Republican Adrian Smith had no trouble winning election to a fifth term representing Nebraska's sprawling 3rd Congressional District.
Voters Tuesday favored Smith over Democrat Mark Sullivan, a feedlot owner and former member of the Nebraska Air National Guard.
It was the second time the two had faced each other for a chance to represent the district, which includes about three-fourths of Nebraska. In 2012, Smith won easily.
In his campaign, Smith argued for repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting the federal debt and reducing regulations.