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Nebraska Catholic official says woman who took naughty photos on a ‘dangerous path’

A woman in Nebraska on Wednesday was found guilty of trespassing and public nudity for taking raunchy photos in front of a Catholic high school. Valerie Dodds, 19, staged a photo shoot at St. Pius X High School in Lincoln in May. The photographs were posted on her adult website,…

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old ‘not mature enough’ for abortion

A 16-year-old ward of the state in Nebraska isn’t mature enough to have an abortion. She is, however, apparently mature enough to bear the child instead. So ruled the Nebraska Supreme Court in a split decision Friday. The 5-2 decision denied the unnamed child’s request for an an abortion, saying…

Nebraska man kills himself after abducting estranged wife

A 38-year-old Nebraska woman was found unharmed by authorities not long before her estranged husband allegedly shot and killed himself. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Julie Hanes was being treated at a hospital in Imperial, Nebraska, 300 miles away from the Lincoln hair salon where Dwayne Lawrence allegedly…

Brooklyn activist carries anti-Keystone XL sign wherever she goes

The Pipeline Sign (via Moyers & Company) Barbara Haws is a Brooklynite, but she was raised in Nebraska. The proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would pass through her home state, and she’s not happy about it. Her cousins — Nebraska farmers — are so unhappy about it that they chained……

First-term Nebraska Republican senator announces retirement

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), in his first term in the Senate, unexpectedly announced Monday that he will not be seeking re-election. The 62-year-old senator and former Governor of Nebraska was swept into power in the very red state in 2008, taking the place of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, who Johanns…

Republican state attorneys general sue Obama over birth control rule

Seven state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration that seeks to block the implementation of new federal government rules regarding contraception coverage. The attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas, along with some Catholic organizations, said in their lawsuit that the…

Nebraska Democrats blast ‘voter suppression’ bill

The Democratic Party of Nebraska on Wednesday slammed a proposed voter ID law, which they claimed would deter low-income, elderly, disabled, and minority citizens from voting. “This bill is a blatant attempt to prevent Nebraskans from exercising their constitutional right to vote,” said Jim Rogers, Executive Director of the Nebraska…

Keystone pipeline project has Montana approval, governor says

(Reuters) – Montana has given final approval to the controversial Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, even though the project still faces obstacles with the federal government and Nebraska, the governor said on Thursday. Governor Brian Schweitzer told Reuters that an important component of the project for Montana is an “on-ramp”…

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