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Omaha World Herald

The Nebraska Capitol was mostly quiet as President Joe Biden was sworn into office, but there was more security than usual inside the building. Members of the Nebraska State Patrol stood watch inside the building’s public entrances, but business otherwise continued as usual. Outside, three protesters walked around the building’s perimeter waving a Trump 2020 campaign flag and a flag that said, “Biden is not the president.” Lawmakers spent their morning session introducing bills to be debated later this year. 

  

House Votes On Use Of 25th Amendment Against Trump

Jan 12, 2021
Jmarcosny

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Watch or listen to the House proceedings live, beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 12th.

WDUN

As Iowa surpassed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and remained the fourth-highest state for rate of infection, the mayor of Des Moines expressed concern that President Donald Trump’s rally this week at the city’s airport could become a super-spreader event. The state averaged 1,300 new cases per day over the past four days. On Saturday the state posted 21 more deaths after recording 14 deaths on Friday. on Sunday, the state reported six more deaths. As of Monday, positive cases in Iowa reached 100,052 and 1,464 people have died since the virus surfaced in March.

Ricketts Forbids TikTok Use On State-Owned Phones

Aug 13, 2020
Forbes

No TikTok for Nebraskans with state owned cellphones.  In a news release, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced the state made the decision to ban the popular video app on state devices to safeguard against intrusive cyber activities from China.  Last week, President Donald Trump ordered a ban on Chinese owned apps like WeChat and TikTok saying they're a threat to U.S. national security.

 

Ricketts Informs Trump Of Nebraska Reopening Plan

Jun 18, 2020

Two Nebraska state officials are meeting with President Trump.  Governor Pete Ricketts and state Director of Economic Development Tony Goins will travel to the White House today.  Ricketts and Goins will present the state's reopening plan to the president.

Elective surgeries in Nebraska will resume next month.  Governor Pete Ricketts announced yesterday that beginning May 4th, hospitals will be allowed to perform elective surgeries under certain conditions.  The conditions include requiring hospitals to have at least 30 percent of their total beds open, 30 percent of their ICU beds open and 30 percent of ventilators available to use. Hospitals will also be required to maintain two weeks worth of personal protective equipment.

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President Trump makes his first address following his acquittal by the U.S. Senate on two charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress today from the White House East Room at 11 a.m. Central Time.

KIOS will carry NPR live coverage on-air, and you can find live streams of the President's statement below.