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Updated Dec 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM

All of us are fast approaching one of the most joyful times of the year as we prepare for Christmas festivities. These times are often shared with family and others we love and care about.The downside to this time of the year is the stress that accompanies us as we attempt to balance gift buying, schedules, work, holiday visiting and/or holiday visitors. It all adds up as we try to coordinate all of the season’s activities and the time restraints we will face.Why...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Two people that Facebook keeps telling me about in my news feed these days—LeBron James and Bo Pelini.Evidently James is in some type of "real" trouble for admitting why he left the Miami Heat. That makes no...

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Nebraskans are very proud of our veterans. Each year as we celebrate Veterans Day, it gives us the opportunity to show our respect for those who serve our nation. It is a day to remember and to recognize the brave men and women of...

Updated Nov 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

As National Adoption Month, November is dedicated to raising awareness of adoption-related issues and highlighting the need for loving families to open their homes and hearts to children. The awareness initiative kicked off with a...

Updated Nov 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

2014 has been a rough year.If saying goodbye to my grandmother in March wasn't difficult enough, the loss of one of my best friends – a brother, really – has put life in perspective.I have put off writing...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Last fall, I had the chance to hunt along a stretch of the North Platte River in western Nebraska. The pre-dawn temperature was near zero and the sky a bit overcast, but there was no wind. The decoys were set in the frigid water around...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM

It’s hard to imagine what Francis Scott Key thought the future held for our young nation 200 years ago when he wrote what would become our national anthem. The British had just burned Washington, D.C., and here he was watching the...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Nov 4, 2014 at 7:34 PM

 Transparency is a key to good government. By using technology properly, and by embracing new techniques and technology, we can make government more productive, more efficient and more cost effective. When I took office...

Updated Oct 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

I’m sure you’ve had the same experience: calling a large bureaucratic entity and getting trapped in a never-ending phone tree. Press 1 for this, press 2 for that, press 7 for this, press 4 for that—sometimes the numbers...

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM

On Tuesday morning, the Nebraska City Police Department in conjunction with the PRiDE group from  Nebraska City High School provided what we hope is thought-provoking and a learning experience for all in attendance.A mock...

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