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  • Gov. Ricketts Honors 2018 Recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award

    August 14, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award.  A total of 38 Nebraska employers representing 24 communities are being honored for offering evidence-based worksite wellness programs for their employees.

  • Fair Season in Nebraska

    August 14, 2018

    Summer means it is fair season in Nebraska.  From county fairs to the state fair, Nebraskans come together to celebrate Nebraska agriculture and the best our communities have to offer.  Agricultural fairs have been a part of our state’s heritage since before our founding in 1867, and 151 years later they continue to help the next generation stay connected to and learn about our state’s number one industry.

  • Gov. Ricketts Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

    August 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts requested a Federal Disaster Declaration in the wake of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and flooding from June 17th to July 1st

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Seward County as Newest Nebraska Livestock Friendly County

    August 13, 2018

    SEWARD – Today, at the Seward County Fair, Governor Pete Ricketts named Seward County Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  Seward County is the 48th county in Nebraska to receive the LFC designation.  The LFC program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Strategic Plan for International Engagement

    August 08, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts debuted the Nebraska Governor’s Council for International Relations’ (Council) “Strategic Plan for International Engagement (Strategic Plan).”  This plan is a long-term strategy for growing Nebraska’s international investment, trade exports, and tourism and business profile.    

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Availability of Birth Certificates for Pre-Birth Deaths, Miscarriages

    August 08, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted a new Commemorative Certificate of Nonviable Birth that is now available through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Nebraska is the first in the nation to offer a certificate recognizing the life of pre-born children who pass away.

  • Gov. Ricketts Honors Purple Heart Recipients on Purple Heart Day

    August 08, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremony at the State Capitol to honor recipients of the Purple Heart medal.  Purple Heart recipients, including members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), were in attendance as Governor Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring it Purple Heart Day in Nebraska.