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WASHINGTON – Six members of Congress stressed the need for the U.S. government to take a more vigorously active role in protecting endangered Christians in the Holy Lands and the Middle East.
COLUMBUS — Produce grown at Erstwhile Farm has fed many people.
The organic vegetables, pasture-raised pork, chicken and eggs that Lanette and Larry Stec have on their rural Columbus farm are sold year-round to hungry customers. Some of the products have been featured in stores and on menus in Omaha, Lincoln, Columbus and out of state.
Leadership Bellevue graduated the class of 2017 at a community event, “Partners in Excellence,” at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue last week. The keynote speaker was Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., was there with other community leaders.
United States lawmakers said their meetings with His Majesty King Abdullah over the past two days were insightful and important, providing a clear vision on conditions in the Middle East.
In interviews following their meetings with King Abdullah, the lawmakers said Jordan has earned everyone’s respect and support at Capitol Hill, be they Republicans or Democrats.
Norfolk Catholic high school students got a lesson in government Monday afternoon from U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
Fortenberry, who represents Nebraska's 1st District in the House of Representatives, not only explained what communities make up his district — including those in Madison County — but why the United States' government functions the way it does.
The adoption tax credit has been restored to the congressional tax plan, where it had originally been left out. Advocates for the credit argue that it helps defray the high costs of adoption, which might prevent children otherwise eligible for adoption from finding families.
“The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans' tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of its inclusion in the tax package. This is a real time, real life policy that works.”
Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Dina Kawar said Saturday she decided to come to Nebraska this week as part of her effort to reach out and "strengthen the connections" between her country and Americans as they battle together against terrorism and seek peace in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON — American taxpayers would see their standard deduction nearly double under the tax overhaul Republicans started pitching last week.
“It removes people from the tax rolls, really,” said Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., who represents Nebraska’s sprawling 3rd District and serves on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
NEBRASKA CITY – Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery released an American bald eagle at the MRB Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City following a first-of-its-kind skin graft. The bird was found injured near Syracuse around Memorial Day.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice diagnosed the wound as an electrical burn and offered her skills to his recovery.