Omaha City Council members Brinker Harding, Aimee Melton and Don Rowe announced Friday that they are joining a lawsuit against Douglas County Health Director Lindsay Huse.
Gov. Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson, who chose to sue Huse as hospitals fill and COVID deaths rise, should follow the lead of Mayor Jean Stothert. Stothert opposes this mask mandate but recognizes Huse’s authority.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has filed a lawsuit against Douglas County Health Director Lindsay Huse challenging Huse's indoor mask mandate for Omaha.
Nearly eight months after the expiration of Omaha's previous mask mandate, round two arrived at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for local establishments and their customers.
The mask mandate set to go into effect in Omaha at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday applies to indoor settings, with some exceptions.
With COVID cases rising and limited hospital capacity, Douglas County Health Director Lindsay Huse said Tuesday that she will issue an indoor mask mandate for the city of Omaha effective at midnight.
William “Billy” J. Quinn, 57, of Oxford, Nebraska, was sentenced to 177½ to 304 years in prison for sexual assault and sex trafficking.
A federal court in Missouri on Monday temporarily blocked President Joe Biden's administration from mandating vaccines for federal contractors in 10 states, including Nebraska.
The announcement, which had been anticipated, comes after current Attorney General Doug Peterson's recent announcement that he will not seek a third term in office.
"I have had the opportunity to work with some great people on issues that truly matter," Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson wrote in a note to family and friends.
Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante announced Monday that he will seek re-election to the office, which pays $85,000 a year.
According to the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, the team was created to improve the dispute resolution process between consumers and businesses.
A bipartisan group of attorneys general are working to determine if the company violated state consumer protection laws and put the public at risk, Nebraska AG Doug Peterson's office said.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson co-led a group of 29 attorneys general who urged Congress to pass a bill to reform how the military treats sexual assault.
Nebraska and other states allege that the mandate puts health care workers' jobs at risk and threatens to exacerbate a worker shortage that's especially worrisome in rural areas.
Nebraska has already signed on to two lawsuits challenging federal vaccine requirements in as many weeks.
The Biden administration's new rules allow family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood to make referrals to abortion providers. Under the Trump administration, such referrals were banned.
Nebraska AG Doug Peterson has joined a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule that requires employees at businesses with 100 or more employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be tested weekly.
“The depth of physical and psychological harm caused by the perpetrators, and the decades of failure by the church to safeguard so many child victims, is unfathomable,” Nebraska AG Doug Peterson said.
Ricketts on Friday announced he was barring several state agencies from complying with federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined a lawsuit Monday that seeks to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that received Title X funding.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office said it won't take disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial drugs to prevent or treat COVID as long as they get patients' informed consent.
A seven-page letter from the coalition of Republican attorneys general calls the president's mandate "illegal" and says it is likely to increase skepticism about the vaccines.
An opinion issued Thursday said the bill is "not sufficiently related to, germane to and naturally connected with" the job of redrawing district boundaries to be considered during the session.
All the incumbents are Republicans, and if they all run, they will be strongly favored to retain the GOP's stronghold on every constitutional post at the State Capitol.