US Sen. Fischer chaired Senate field hearing Saturday
Monday, 16 March 2015 08:37
Republican U.S. Senator Deb Fischer chaired a field hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Lincoln on Saturday.
Saturday morning's hearing focused on the impact on Nebraska of a proposed federal Environmental Protection Agency rule regarding navigable waters.
The EPA says the rule will clarify which streams and waterways are shielded from development under the Clean Water Act. Opponents worry it will let the federal government dictate what people can do with their own land and strip away state authority.
Fischer has led a number of efforts in the Senate to enhance public input on the rule, has repeatedly urged EPA officials to scrap the rule and has co-sponsored legislation to withdraw it.
Troopers to be looking for St. Patrick's Day drunk drivers
Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:56
Nebraska State Patrol troopers will put in more hours on state roads this St. Patrick's Day to be on the lookout for drunken drivers.
The patrol says it received a more than $5,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety to pay for the enhanced enforcement.
The effort will run for all of Tuesday.
Those wanting to report suspected impaired drivers may call 911 or the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at (asterisk)55 from any cellular phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline.