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 By Mike Sunderland    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

Real Climate Change

The Fairbanks Flood of 1967 was followed by more dramatic climate events. No sooner had 1967 turned into 1968 than we had a winter in which a raging blizzard deposited 16 feet of new snow on the...

 
 By Ivy Joy Johnson    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On

Jesus found favor with God and with man as He submitted to His parents, for God’s favor follows a humble heart. The favor of God works in imagination with power. Disorder robs time, peace of mind...

 

Lessons from Our Grandparents

By some accounts, I’m one of the lucky ones. At different stages in life I knew all four of my grandparents. My memory of both sets of grandparents was after they retired. For my dad’s mom,...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

National Police Week

May 11 to May 16 was National Police Week. It’s an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation to the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our people and communities safe....

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

Pillen's Mess

The Nebraska primary election is now over. This year’s primary election will likely go down in history as one of Nebraska’s nastiest primary elections ever, especially in regards to the...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

When Disaster Strikes, Nebraskans Show Up

Grit and determination.  Readiness to help at a moment’s notice.  Willingness to work long and hard.  Steadfastness in the face of difficulty.  These are the qualities that define us as Nebraska...

 

The Blizzard of '68

The winter after the great Fairbanks flood of the previous year was memorable. Mother Nature was not finished with us. She must have known that I would soon be leaving Alaska for good and she wanted...

 

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On

Hunters and photographers buy a high-powered telescope or zoom lens so they can draw a good ‘bead’ on their target.  Now that some primary voting and ‘plank pushing’ has taken place, it is...

 

Keeping Enough Rubber On The Road

Today starts with another life lesson from cycling. Balance and performance are related, and, odd as it might sound, staying grounded. Over time, I’ve had my share of falls. I relaxed too much on a...

 

Traditions

In recent days, I have re-read David L. Lindsay’s novel, Body of Truth. In it, he describes a cruel and gruesome civil war that terrorized the people of Guatemala for 36 years, from 1960 until...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Traveling the Third

While traveling in the Third District in recent weeks, I have been encouraged by the expertise and creativity our communities possess and sobered by the challenges we face. We have much to be...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

The big news last week was the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court, suggesting the high court’s intention to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Unfinished Business: Enhancing Nebraska's Commitmentto Protecting Second Amendment Rights

Nebraskans have long been strong supporters of the right to keep and bear arms.  Nearly 85 years after it was enshrined in the Second Amendment at the federal level, Nebraska’s leaders chose to...

 

Pillen to Prioritize Nebraska's Interests

One candidate in the 2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial Race stands above all others. Jim Pillen will best serve as our next Governor. He was raised on a small town farm in Platte County, Nebraska. After playing football for the Huskers and earning a...

 
 By Ted Carter    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Making a University of Nebraska Education More Accessible

New research from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation shows that people who aren’t enrolled in college view cost as the greatest barrier. It’s not that folks don’t see the value in higher...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to get to somewhere where it’s still safe from the bird flu. The avian (bird) flu has come to Nebraska. The bird flu has been especially bad in the...

 

The Cost of Free Speech

Since the trend of buying bottled water, the phrase “I never had to pay for that when I was young” surfaces occasionally. That same can be said about free speech. Who would have thought “free...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 4, 2022

A History-Making 60 Days

The 2022 Legislative Session will go down in history as one of the Nebraska Unicameral’s finest.  In just 60 days, the Legislature passed record tax relief, made critical public safety...

 
 By Mike Sunderland    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Disinformation Campaign

Who do you trust to tell you the truth? Would you know the truth if you heard it? What is the difference between “disinformation” and a “different point of view or belief”? Your answers to...

 
 By Ivy Joy Johnson    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Delta Dawn When The Light Comes On Week 17

It may be said that time and chance happen to everyone.  James 1:8 says it differently, “… a double minded man (who says one thing, does another) is unstable in all his ways…” And, there are...

 
 By Van Yandell    Opinion    May 4, 2022

My Mother, The Perfectionist

Isaiah 66: 13 “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” My mother was eighty-three years old at the time. That would have made the year...

 

Now That's A Footprint!

I came across some stats the other day that, if remotely accurate, are astounding, shocking and demand action. Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a jolt. According to this info it takes 21 to 35...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Last week the 107th Legislature came to an end. This year was the shorter 60-day session. For the past four years I have served on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee; however, this year...

 

Proof of 'Community'

I’ve heard on many occasions that tragedy proves the value of your friendships, relationships. A little more than 23 years ago an entire community had to quickly define itself when Columbine High Sc...

 

Nebraska the Beautiful: Conserving our Land Without the Heavy Hand of Federal Government

In Nebraska, we know the importance of good stewardship.  Our farmers and ranchers responsibly cultivate the land so future generations of Nebraskans can continue enjoying the Good Life for years to...

 

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