Wednesday, Feb. 24
Omaha - Several state congressmen said the INS' effort to rid meatpacking plants of undocumented workers is flawed because the agency does not plan to deport those caught. Lawmakers fear the effort will merely displace the workers to other industries in Nebraska or nearby states.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Lincoln - Peru State College should be closed because it does not meet the higher education needs of southeast Nebraska, state Sen. Ron Raikes told the Education Committee. The 132-year-old college is the oldest in the state and has about 1,100 students.
Monday, Feb. 22
North Platte - National Guard units across the state are preparing for possible computer-related problems on New Year's Day if a major snow storm hits. The units are part of a nationwide training effort to deal with potential Y2K problems, when some computers may read 2000 as 1900.
Friday, Feb. 19
Scottsbluff - Western Nebraska Community College has refused to waive a college algebra requirement for student John Allen, who says a learning disability prevents him from completing the class. However, college officials and board members said the college may have to establish policies for those issues.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Lincoln - A proposal allowing Nebraskans to carry concealed weapons is being considered by lawmakers this week. Opponents say that putting more guns on the street will only lead to more violence.