The day after the U.S. House of Representatives impeached outgoing President Donald Trump for inciting last week’s insurrection at the Capitol, a brand-new NBC News poll finds American voters are divided on his impeachment and removal from office, with most Republicans standing firmly behind the president.
Two major railroad workers unions have asked the Department of Homeland Security to beef up security on Amtrak and other passenger lines, including by creating a no-ride list akin to the no-fly list that prevents people identified as risks from boarding planes.
Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer, and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude.
Assurances from Gov. Laura Kelly and other Kansas officials that Statehouse security is being heightened haven’t dispelled concerns that the state isn’t doing enough to prepare for a possible armed protest in the coming days.
The head of the Iowa National Guard says Iowa is sending 250 soldiers and airmen to the U.S. Capitol after officials called for additional support for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts gave his annual State of the State address Thursday, touching on the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 before property taxes, education, wide broadband access, and proposed Nebraska build a new state penitentiary.
Health officials in Pottawattamie County are getting ready for the next round of COVID-19 vaccinations, which they said will include most residents. It’s a massive undertaking that requires a lot of planning.
Some Republican voters in Douglas County are changing their party affiliation, and election officials in the county believe the changes are connected to the violent riots that took place in the nation’s Capitol last week.
Mild weather will be quickly swept out of the area tonight as a powerful cold front blasts through. Wind gusts of 50-60mph are possible. Conditions stay windy most of Thursday into Friday, with snow also possible.
Two Omaha women are giving a much-needed boost to the Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program. Colleen Haack and her sister-in-law, Theresa, are collecting winter clothing to donate to people in need, and they’re doing it right from Colleen’s doorstep.
Talking security ahead of calls for protests at state capitals around the country, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Tuesday that he would not prohibit the carrying of weapons in the state Capitol because of the second amendment.
With the CDC updating its COVID-19 vaccine guidelines on Tuesday, recommending those 65 and older get included along with those ages 75 and older, Douglas County health officials are trying to figure out if they can make it work.