Home | Tag Archives: United States

Tag Archives: United States

New citizens take oath at Homestead National Monument

kqnk-300x150-default

A special ceremony at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice has been held to welcome 70 new citizens to the United States. The national monument became a federal courtroom for a bit, long enough for the 70, who came from a number of different countries, to swear their allegiance to the United States. United States […]

Read More »

A piece of Nebraska lands, once again, on the beaches of Normandy, France

kqnk-300x150-default

A tribute to the ingenuity of a Nebraska native now sits on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has returned to the United States after participating in the dedication ceremonies for the Utah Beach Higgins Memorial. The dedication took place during the 71st anniversary celebration of the D-Day invasion, which marked the turning […]

Read More »

Socialist Workers Party react to repeal of the death penalty

kqnk-300x150-default

The Socialist Workers Party is speaking about regarding repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Member Dennis Richter ran for Nebraska governor in 2014 and says all working people should fight to abolish the death penalty to end this instrument of class rule in all 50 states. Richter says, “In the United States there are […]

Read More »

Congressman Smith against Waters for the U-S rule

kqnk-300x150-default

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC are taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule that gives them and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over the management of all water.   This includes ponds, streams, creeks, marshes on farms and ranches so it appears that any […]

Read More »

Bugged by bugs? New USDA program may help fight hungry pests

kqnk-300x150-default

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching an effort the could help Nebraska farmers and homeowners in the fight against plant pests. Mike Watson, with the USDA, says those bugs and the diseases they carry can cause a lot of expensive damage. “Hungry pests cost the United States approximately $120-billion a year. That impacts everything […]

Read More »

Sen. Fischer says US needs to walk away from nuke talks with Iran

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she’s watching the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran closely and has this initial reaction: “I don’t believe this talks can nor should they go on indefinitely.” Senator Fischer says she’s concerned with the appearance the United States and ally countries are caving to demands from Iran. “When you draw […]

Read More »

Nebraska Congressmen cautious about presidential war request (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska Congressmen are cautious when commenting on President Obama’s request to use military force against the Islamic State. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress shouldn’t authorize force until other countries in the region agree to join the fight against the Islamic State. “The position the United States should be in is, of course, one of leadership, […]

Read More »

Nebraskans voice (mostly) opposition to WOTUS proposal (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraskans got to voice their opinions about a proposal to clarify the Clean Water Act called Waters of the United States during a United States field hearing held on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attorney Don Blankenau of the League of Nebraska Municipalities claimed Waters of the US doesn’t clarify the Clean […]

Read More »

Congressman Smith: Nancy Pelosi must have heard different speech (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Congressman Adrian Smith says the United States needs the perspective Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provides. And Smith, a Republican, says he doesn’t understand the statements House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made following the speech, in which she called the speech an “insult to the intelligence of the United States” “Listening to Nancy Pelosi explain […]

Read More »

UNL professor says Obama not ready to embrace Netanyahu Iran strategy

kqnk-300x150-default

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor says the Obama Administration isn’t ready to play hardball against Iran as advocated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu addressed Congress Tuesday about the danger Iran poses to Israel, the United States, and the entire world as it continues to develop a nuclear program. Netanyahu stated that everyone should walk away […]

Read More »

President Obama spikes Keystone XL bill

kqnk-300x150-default

President Barack Obama has fulfilled his promise and vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The president retains his authority to approve or reject an application by TransCanada to cross the border between Canada and the United States to build the pipeline from western Canadian oil sands fields to Steele City, Nebraska. […]

Read More »

Domestic Violence Funding

kqnk-300x150-default

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined with attorneys general from 46 other states in asking Congress to reauthorize federal programs directed at keeping women and families safe from domestic violence.  The law, known as the Violence Against Women Act, was first passed in 1994. The law was last reauthorized in 2006. In their letter of support, the attorneys general ...

Read More »

Coupon 101

kqnk-300x150-default

Clipping coupons hardly sounds like a lesson on high finance.  Save fifty cents on cat litter, dish soap, a few boxes of cereal.  Who has the time?  In the United States, we redeemed 3.3 billion coupons last year – a remarkable 27 percent leap from 2008, according to a report listed by Inmar, a coupon processing agent.  The individual amounts ...

Read More »