Joe Nigro, who has served two four-year terms as Lancaster County Public Defender, has filed for reelection to continue leading the office where he’s worked for 38 years.
Case numbers increased less than 2% last week, but Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Director Pat Lopez said that's partially due to a decline in testing because of test site closures.
Lincoln has a new city flag, and organizers of the contest to choose it created a design to showcase the diversity of submissions for consideration.
The Lincoln City Council voted unanimously (with one member absent) to adopt a new flag, an art deco design by Ed Mejia that won a ReFlag Lincoln contest.
Residents who oppose developers' plans to build a 462-unit apartment complex in their neighborhood convinced the City Council to postpone a vote to clarify whether a covenant promising only single-family homes covers that area.
“A flag is like a mission statement, it represents ideals, the best versions of what we could be. It's aspirational," Ed Mejia said. "It's not always exact or a perfect description of who we are, it's what we strive to be."
The appeals, filed in Lancaster County District Court, seek to overturn the County Board's approval of a special permit.
Supporters said the bill would ensure Nebraskans of all faiths could practice their religion freely. But opponents said it would give special legal exemptions to religious people and organizations.
Party officials filed an objection with the county election commissioner alleging Adam Morfeld can't run for county attorney because he hasn't "actively" been practicing law. Morfeld called the challenge a "desperate attempt."
Case numbers have increased more than 350% in the past three weeks, and last week's total of 4,456 set an all-time record.
Time capsule discoveries signal a changing downtown landscape with the demolition or renovation of some historical buildings, clearly sooner than some of the dignitaries burying the items thought would happen.
Lancaster County homeowners can now see the preliminary assessed value of their homes. Increases are unlikely except for new homes and those with additions or major renovations.
Kristi Egger, a longtime deputy public defender, announced her candidacy for Lancaster County public defender. Public Defender Joe Nigro, who has served two terms, hasn't announced whether he'll run.
In reinstating the mask mandate, officials said that people should limit their time in the community to only essential activities such as going to work or school, shopping for food or medicine, or going to the doctor.
City officials will provide an update at 11:30 a.m. Friday on measures Lincoln plans to take in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
Becki Gaston-Wise replaces former Chief Deputy Maura Kelly, who resigned in mid-December.
The Omaha company hired to study the feasibility of saving the Pershing mural learned it couldn't remove panels of the mural but will instead have to remove just the tiles -- all 173,000 of them.
Even as cases spike, local officials said they are not ready to make decisions they made earlier in the pandemic, such as requiring masks or limiting activities in the community.
City officials will provide an update at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations.
Matt Schulte, who was a Lincoln Board of Education member from 2015-2019, will run for the Lancaster County Board's District 3 seat, challenging longtime board member Deb Schorr.
Officials told the City Council that plans for a major expansion of the Haymarket's historic Cotswold building by the J.A. Woollam Co. would help connect a planned downtown park to the area.
The Lincoln City Council will hold a public hearing on a resolution to accept the winning design for a new Lincoln flag, an art deco design by Ed Mejia, a local creative director, art director and graphic designer.
Lancaster County is considering a plan that would use $12 million in federal stimulus money to expand broadband infrastructure, making it easier for carriers to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities.