Fire Departments Train in Valentine
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:17
The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department hosted a two night training put together by the Nebraska Fire Marshall's Office at the fire hall. Several departments including Valentine, Ainsworth, and Thedford took part in the training. The drills focused on teamwork and fire behavior and control using water vs. propane. A video from the event can be seen by visiting the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page.
Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:47
President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It's the third veto of Obama's presidency.
The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority, at least for now. It also reasserts Obama's authority over a project that's become a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.
Congressional Republicans may try to override Obama's veto, but have yet to show they can muster the two-thirds majority in both chambers that they would need. Senator John Hoeven, the bill's chief GOP sponsor, says Republicans are about four votes short in the Senate and need about 11 more in the House.