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Numbers Cruncher

Amount Pete Ricketts has donated to GOP candidates and campaigns in Nebraska this year: $74,700 Number of GOP legislative candidates whose campaign funds have nearly doubled thanks to Ricketts: 2 Amount Joe Ricketts, Pete’s father, has contributed through a one-man Political Action Committee to defeat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada: $860,000 Source: Federal Election...

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Pipeline decision months away

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruffled feathers two weeks ago when she said the State Department is "inclined" to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents of the nearly 2,000-mile line that would pump 37 billion gallons of oil a day from Canada to Texas immediately raised concerns over the comments, but now an anonymous State Department source tells Reuters that a decision is...

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Shooting at 33rd and Fowler

Rodney Anderson, 21, was expected to survive after being shot Tuesday evening near 33rd and Fowler Ave. Police have made no arrests.

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Omaha gay protection ordinance defeated

The Omaha City Council failed to pass an amendment on Tuesday offering non-discrimination protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The measure failed on a 3-3 vote with Councilman Franklin Thompson — who has proposed putting the decision to a public vote — abstaining. Councilmen Ben Gray, Pete Festersen and Chris Jerram voted in favor of the ordinance. Thomas...

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Running Gun Battle Leaves Man Dead

Omaha Police found a 24-year-old dead behind the wheel of 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed into a telephone pole blocking southbound 30th Street, the result of a possible running gun battle through the streets on Saturday morning according to WOWT-MAN DEAD. Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man found slumped behind the wheel of a car, the result of a possible...

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Shooting Rounds

Investigators found a mound of shell casings and some bullet-ridden cars and homes, but no suspects near 16th and Laird on Oct. 7 after neighbors reported hearing nearly 50 shots fired. Jaron Grayer, 24, was later treated for a gunshot wound at Creighton University Medical Center. Police have made no arrests. Police arrested three teens Saturday morning after a shooting outside Cubby’s...

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Suttle supporters asked to open their checkbooks

Mayor Jim Suttle blew the dust off his campaign website last week, adding a link for supporters to contribute money to fight a recall effort. Earlier this month, Suttle called the efforts of the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee “expensive, divisive, and reckless” in a statement that will appear on recall petitions. The Committee announced it would begin collecting on Oct. 21 the nearly 27,000...

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Pipeline contributions may have violated federal law

Gov. Dave Heineman has been hands-off when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming it’s a federal issue. That didn’t stop him from getting involved in the Republican-led effort to repeal federal health care reform. But there may be something to the federal issue, after all. Sierra Club Nebraska asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office last week to investigate whether campaign contributions...

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