Return of the breastfeeding room, rejection of Alden’s global capital, Herbster connection to the dumpster

(Originally published December 9, 2021)

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Fido and Fluffy told the News Today that they appreciate the care they receive at the Pet Clinic: A breastfeeding room is returning to the State Capitol building (but with stipulations ), Lee Enterprises’ board of directors unanimously rejects Alden Global Capital’s proposal to buy the company, and digs into the controversy over a video that features former Gov. Communications Director Pete Ricketts shooting a court sign promoting Charles W. Herbster’s gubernatorial candidacy and throwing it in a dumpster.

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Around Omaha

  • Immerse yourself in the unanswered questions about the demolition and relocation of Omaha’s largest library.
  • A professor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha will participate in a “Jeopardy!” episode.
  • Lee Enterprises’ board of directors unanimously rejects Alden Global Capital’s offer to buy the company, which owns numerous Nebraska newspapers, including the Omaha World-Herald. As Reed Moore previously reported, Alden Global Capital is infamous for clearing newspapers.
  • A freshman at Papillion-La Vista High School faces “academic and legal consequences” when a photo of her holding a gun is circulated, according to 3 News Now.
  • From January, the 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.
  • In a town hall, state senators discuss how funding for the American Rescue Plan Act can help address issues plaguing North Omaha, including criminal justice issues.

Around Nebraska

  • Remember the controversy over removing a nursing room from the State Capitol? More than two months later, the room returns – with stipulations.
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts is hiring a new director of strategic communications: Alexis “Alex” Allen Reuss, who has worked as a member of US Senator Deb Fischer’s policy team and as legislative counsel to the US Department of Justice.
  • “It was just a dirty trick, honestly”: Immerse yourself in the controversy in a video, taken six months ago, which features Gov. Pete Ricketts’ former communications director, Taylor Gage, pulling up a sign promoting the gubernatorial candidacy of Charles W. Herbster and throw him in a dumpster.
  • Naloxone, an antidote for opioid overdoses, is available at many pharmacies across the state.
  • Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are increasing.
  • Over the next two decades, Nebraska is expected to spend nearly $ 15 billion to maintain and upgrade the highway system.
  • Here’s how infrastructure funds could be allocated in some Midwestern states, including Nebraska.
  • North Platte City Council unanimously approves $ 21.5 million for a sustainable beef plant.

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