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July 3rd, 2014
LINCOLN â€“ Nebraska voters may get a chance in November to vote on whether the stateâ€™s minimum wage should be increased. Organizers of a petition initiative say they turned in 134,899 signatures to the Secretary of Stateâ€™s office, in hopes of putting the measure on the ballot. If enough signatures are verified, this would be the first petition initiative to be put to voters since 2008.
NEWS RELEASE 6/20/14:
Due to the large number of people who insist on sending donations, a new collection site for material donations has been set up at the Wisner Auditorium. This site will be open from June 22 to July 2. Items will be used by people directly affected by the storm.
Important Notice 6/19/14:
The emergency relief organizations helping with the tornado disasters that struck Nebraska and specifically Pilger, Stanton and surrounding communities thank everyone for their prayers, volunteerism and donations.
Roadway improvements completed to accommodate transport
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced that a second and final round of turbine components is scheduled to arrive at the Broken Bow II wind farm site in Custer County, Nebraska, starting the week of June 23, 2014. The project site is located approximately seven miles northeast of Broken Bow.
In a surprise move Tuesday, Broken Bow School Superintendent Mark Sievering resigned his position effective on June 30 of 2015.
The move comes on the heals of a contentious meeting Monday during which board members argued over the process and schedule for evaluating the superintendentâ€™s job performance and changes in his job description.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Dave Heineman vowed Wednesday to hold accountable state officials who miscalculated prison sentences that led to the early release of some violent prisoners.
Heineman said the Department of Correctional Services miscalculated the sentences. He said that he would follow the advice of the Nebraska Attorney General's office on how the state should proceed, and whether inmates who were freed should be returned.
"I'm very unhappy about what occurred," Heineman said at a news conference. "I intend to hold those who were responsible accountable."
PILGER, Neb. (AP) â€” As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.
"My wife was holding our animals, and I was holding on to my wife. We could feel the suction try to pull us out of there," he said Tuesday.
The Broken Bow City Council is set to meet at noon June 10 in the council chambers of the Broken Bow Municipal Building.
The meeting's agenda includes to following:
Approval of Consent Agenda
â€¢ Minutes â€“ May 27, 2014 Council Meeting
â€¢ Claims â€“ June 10, 2014 Regular Council Meeting
â€¢ Approval of Sale of Fireworks by Troy Wuehler dba Troyâ€™s Hot Rocket Fireworks LLC at 454 East South E Street (vacant lot between Orschelns and Wenquist) June 25th through July 4th.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” After suffering a setback in the Legislature, supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are wasting little time in gathering signatures to place the issue on the November ballot.
To put the question to voters at the general election, supporters must submit about 83,000 verified signatures by July 3 â€” they hope to gather far more to ensure the measure will qualify.
Columbus, Neb. â€“ The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $250 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt and taxable bonds on Monday, June 9. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors.
Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to finance the costs of transmission capital additions to NPPDâ€™s transmission system and to refund a portion of the outstanding General Revenue Bonds. The proceeds will also be used to pay financing costs.
Broken Bow Emergency Response answered the June 6 call when a car crossed the center line of State Highway 2 approximately five miles east of Broken Bow.