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This week's extreme weather, which stretched throughout the Midwest, plunged temperatures to historic lows, some of which have not been seen in more than 70 years. As residents in Washington … more
With the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine comes concerns that the state government could mandate it. However, state Sen. Ben Hansen, who represents District 16, wants to make sure Nebraskans have a … more
It would have been easy to cancel. Event after event in 2020, and even those in early 2021, have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But last week, the Washington County … more
Transparency in government is essential. But now, a state senator is proposing eliminating a decades-old rule designed to promote transparency and accountability in the Nebraska Legislature. more
It's no secret that Washington County residents are generous. It's seen each year as people donate to the various charities, nonprofits and other organizations. more
It's finally here, the new year. There are plenty of reasons to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, namely the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic is still ongoing, there is hope on the … more
A recent visit to the Washington County Treasurer's Office proved it's one of the best in the state. While the treasurer's office is likely one of the busiest in the courthouse, no one likes to … more
Dozens of people from Blair, Fort Calhoun, Tekamah and the surrounding Omaha metro area packed into the Blair Public Library and Technology Center last week to voice their opinions on a proposed mask … more
In its fourth year, a day of giving to benefit Washington County nonprofit organizations not only exceeded expectations, but shattered totals from its previous three years. Washington County … more
As the numbers of COVID-19 cases have risen across the state, more than a dozen communities have issued mask mandates. Those that have implemented mandates include Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, … more
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