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“It’s certainly not security in the way you’d (typically) think of it, but it provides a safe place after school for students. I see that as a piece of the continuum of safe and secure students.” – Community Learning Center Director Nola Derby-Bennett on the proposed joint public agency between the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools.

“They’re looking at us; we’re role models. We can do better.” – Southeast High School teacher Paul Smith, urging civil discourse on school safety and gun rights.

“The budget adjustments I have signed help to further control state spending.” – Gov. Pete Ricketts, after signing the budget approved by the Legislature without making any line-item vetoes.

“Hopefully, the president is just blowing off steam again, but, if he’s even half serious, this is nuts. Let’s absolutely take on Chinese bad behavior, but with a plan that punishes them instead of us.” – U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, criticizing proposed tariffs on Chinese imports.

“We are not trying to be the police. We’re trying to avoid a fine.” – Steve Hatten of Paragon Sanitation on the first week of Lincoln’s landfill ban on corrugated cardboard after many haulers left on the curb cardboard that had been trashed.

“When a team’s struggling, you find ways to lose. And we’re rewriting the book on finding ways to lose.” – Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad, after the Huskers went 0-2 at Michigan State.

“While I appreciate passionate advocacy, I also firmly believe in civil discourse. Check your misogyny at the door.” – Lincoln City Councilwoman Leirion Gaylor Baird, after receiving mail criticizing “you not so bright females” in government.

“I had watched movies and stuff like ‘Children of the Corn,’ so I thought it was going to be like a lot of farms. You know what I’m saying?” – Nebraska defensive back Deontai Williams, a Georgia native, on his preconceptions of Lincoln.

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