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Thousands Of Applicants Strain Vaccine Registration Portal

Jan 21, 2021

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department's online COVID-19 vaccine registration form is experiencing technical difficulties.  The department says the problems are being caused by an extremely high volume of users.  They say as of 8:30 yesterday morning, 100 people were trying to register every second.  As of 9:30 a.m., more than 11-thousand people had registered.  The department says pages may take longer than normal to load, and those who are unable to get through should try again. 


Lincoln First In Nation For Census Participation

Oct 1, 2020

The city of Lincoln is tops in the nation when it comes to census reporting.  Lincoln ranks first among cities over 250-thousand people in census participation.  The city spent 40-thousand-dollars to encourage people to fill out their 2020 U.S. Census forms.  Lancaster County officials say the community will receive an additional 13-thousand-dollars in federal funding over the next decade for every person who takes part in the census.


There are now more than 39-thousand COVID-19 cases in Nebraska.  Nearly 450 new cases were reported yesterday, bringing the statewide total to 39-thousand-419.  Officials have confirmed 449 COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska since the pandemic began. School districts in Pottawattamie County are urging people to follow COVID-19 safety measures.  Council Bluffs, Lewis Central, AHSTW, Riverside, Treynor, Tri-Center, and Underwood schools are taking part in the "Together We Can" program.  The districts launched a video on social media yesterday to promote the use of facemasks in schools.

Nebraska’s three largest counties plan to send ballot request forms to every voter before this fall’s general election, but it’s not yet clear whether those forms will be sent statewide. Officials in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties say they are planning to send out the ballot-request forms because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and because it will help them plan for the election. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen told The Omaha World-Herald he hasn’t decided whether to send out ballot request forms.

More than 500 COVID-19 cases are now confirmed in Nebraska.  As of last night, 523 cases and 14 deaths had been confirmed statewide. More than one-third of the state's coronavirus cases are in Douglas County, which has seen 183 cases since the pandemic began.  Sixty-nine COVID-19 cases have been reported in Hall County, while Lancaster County has seen 39 cases. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced yesterday that the county's first coronavirus-related death involves a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions.  

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Nov 14, 2019

The number of mumps cases is on the rise in Lancaster County.  The Lancaster County Health Department says nine mumps cases have been reported since September.  Three of the cases have been confirmed, but officials have not said if the cases are related to an outbreak of at least 30 cases in northeast Nebraska.  Mumps is spread through coughing, sneezing and saliva. 


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of renewable energy are launching a petition campaign to demonstrate public backing for local wind projects in Lancaster County.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared three Lincoln police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Central City man who'd wounded one of them.