Who’s Hate-filled and Bitter? Marriage, Domestic Partner Benefits & Fairness Ordinance

Hypocrisy meter graphic by "askgriff" of Deviant Art

On December 2, 2011, we published an article entitled “NU Domestic Partner Benefits: Trying to Keep Up With The (Immoral) Joneses”, about the Nebraska Board of Regents’ consideration of a policy to extend University of Nebraska system employee benefits to employees’ homosexual and unmarried co-habitating couples. The 2011 article received […] Read more »

How to Vote on City of Lincoln Charter Amendments on May 7 Ballot?

Sign of confusion

The Tuesday, May 7, City of Lincoln General Election ballot has two proposed amendments to the City's Charter. Understandably, voters are looking for additional information about those amendments before heading to the polls. Read more »

NE Dems’ Attack on Business, Whitehead OUT OF GAS

KLKN story: Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Vince Powers Attacks Lincoln City Council Candidate Mark Whitehead for "Gas Gouging", Whitehead responds

While it seems like fundamentally bad P.R. for a City's controlling political party majority to turn on a siren that blares, "WE HATE BUSINESS", desperate political times apparently call for desperate political measures. Read more »

Leirion Gaylor Baird’s Tax-Raising Petition Story Tough to Swallow

Leirion Gaylor Baird City of Lincoln, Nebraska City Council Campaign logo May 2013

On April 15, 2013, Nebraska Watchdog published “Lincoln council candidate mistakenly signed petition to raise taxes”, reporting that Gaylor Baird signed a document calling on the City Council to raise the property tax levy by 5-cents in 2011. The candidate responded to Watchdog’s inquiry by explaining that when she’d been […] Read more »

What Are We Voting On in the May 7 Lincoln General Election?

Photo of a confused man in a suit

For those voters seeking to be better informed for the Tuesday, May 7, 2013, City of Lincoln General Election, a brief overview of what happened in the April 9 Primary and what will appear on the May 7 ballot: 13.35% of registered Lincoln voters cast ballots in the local Primary […] Read more »

Official Sample Ballot City of Lincoln General Election May 7, 2013

Lincoln, NE City-County Building in downtown lincoln photo by tarahdawdyphoto.com

By popular demand, here is the official Sample Ballot for the City of Lincoln General Election on May 7, 2013. In addition to listing the candidates for City Council, Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education, and Airport Authority Board of Directors, it’s very important to note that the General Election […] Read more »

Q & A with Mark Whitehead Lincoln City Council Candidate

Mark Whitehead Campaign Mailer April 2013

Updated Monday, May 6:  The General Election is Tuesday, May 7. See our Elections page for a SAMPLE BALLOT and a complete list of current articles. Note that there is a new article about candidate Mark Whitehead, published Monday, May 6. Tuesday, April 9, was the Primary Election for several […] Read more »

Q & A with Trent Fellers, Lincoln City Council Candidate

Trent Fellers "Now Hiring" Campaign Mailer April 2013 Address side

Tuesday, April 9, is the Primary Election for several local government entities. Click HERE to see / get the Official Sample Ballot. This article focuses on one of the candidates for the three at-large City Council seats – Trent Fellers – on Tuesday’s ballot – for an explanation, read note  […] Read more »

Q & A with Roy Christensen, Lincoln City Council Candidate

Roy Christensen, Candidate for City of Lincoln Council April 2013

Tuesday, April 9, is the Primary Election for several local government entities. Click HERE to see / get the Official Sample Ballot. This article focuses on one of the candidates for the three at-large City Council seats – Roy Christensen – on Tuesday’s ballot – for an explanation, read note  […] Read more »

Sample Ballot: City of Lincoln Election Primary April 9, 2013

The word "vote" in red, white, and blue letters

*SAMPLE BALLOT FOR MAY 7, 2013 IS HERE* Tuesday, April 9 is Primary Election day for the following local government bodies: City of Lincoln Council – three at-large seats (see footnote[1. Note that the City of Lincoln Council has seven positions. Four of the seats are held by districts and […] Read more »