LINCOLN – Two deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Sunday bringing the state total to eight. Both were Douglas County residents. A man and a woman, both o'... Read More

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on J'... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. – If you were thinking about getting an early start on this year's camping season in Nebraska you'll need to slide that plan to at least May 8th. In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), '... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts Thursday held a press conference to announce that the State has entered into an agreement with the University of Nebraska System to provide quarantine housing.  He also gave an update on coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)'... Read More

MADISON, Wis. — Groups representing dairy farmers and cooperatives in the Midwest have urged the federal government to provide direct assistance to farmers and to expedite the purchase of additional dairy foods amid unprecedented disruptions in sup'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts Wednesday issued an executive order to allow online notary services to take place immediately and to provide regulatory flexibility to banks.  He also talked about the critical need for Nebraskans to practice socia'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts Wednesday announced that the State’s eighth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM) includes Antelope, Arthur, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Hooker, Keya Paha, Knox, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Pierce, Rock, an'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new executive order to give healthcare facilities greater flexibility to respond to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) on Tuesday. The purpose of the order is to enable healthcare facilities to expand capaci'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts Monday announced that the State of Nebraska has extended statewide social distancing restrictions through April 30th. He made the announcement during his regular weekday afternoon media briefing  (broadcast live on'... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), Don Bacon (NE-02), and Adrian Smith (NE-03) have written a letter to President Donald Trump in support of Governor Pete Ricke'... Read More

LINCOLN – The third death related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Monday. The person was a Lincoln County resident in his 90s with underlying health conditions. '... Read More

LINCOLN –  Governor Pete Ricketts, during yesterday's COVID-19 media briefing (broadcast live on KCTY Radio), issued an executive order to expand access to childcare options during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The order is intended'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday issued a new executive order allowing restaurants and bars to provide mixed drinks with lids for takeout. “Our restaurants and bars have been some of the hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pan'... Read More

BROKEN BOW--The world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the challenges it brings. Residents of central Nebraska are also feeling the effects of the coronavirus during this time of health concerns, economic uncertainty, empty stre'... Read More