Nebraska legislators advance proposal to hike judges’ salaries by 2.5 percent

OWH April 6, 2017

Nebraska’s state court judges would get a 2.5 percent raise over the next two years under a bill advanced Wednesday by the Legislature.

Current salaries range from $172,000 annually for the seven Supreme Court judges to $154,800 for the 58 judges who preside over county courts.

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Nebraska lawmakers give first-round OK to bill to end childhood sex abuse victims’ deadline for filing civil suits

OWH April 6, 2017

Nebraska could soon eliminate the deadline for childhood victims of sexual assault to seek financial damages against their abusers.

Current law requires victims to file lawsuits by the time they turn 33 years old.

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Opponents filibuster bill to restrict local gun rules; ‘This is not the Wild West’

OWH April 5, 2017

Concertgoers file into Pinnacle Bank Arena with handguns openly strapped to their hips.

It’s a scenario Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said could play out if Nebraska lawmakers pass legislation that would prohibit Lincoln, Omaha and other cities from enforcing most local gun ordinances.

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Douglas J. Peterson: The case for mandatory minimums

The writer is the attorney general for Nebraska.

Nebraskans expect that their elected officials will carry out their primary duty — ensuring the safety of the public.

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US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way around regulations…

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Nebraska lawmakers advance bill to give immunity to those who call for help after drug overdose

LINCOLN (Omaha World-Herald) – People who call for help about a drug overdose would be shielded from drug possession charges under a bill given first-round approval Thursday in the Legislature.

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