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  • In Case You Missed It: Omaha World-Herald Editorial Highlights YRTC Turnaround

    September 20, 2017

    Troubled institutions sometimes make a significant turnaround. That’s been the story at the state’s facility in Kearney for youth offenders over the past year.

  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore to “Salute the Good Life” Friday, Sept. 22 in Lincoln

    September 20, 2017

    LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore will “Salute the Good Life” at an outdoor gala honoring the state’s heritage, active duty military personnel, and veterans.  The event will be from 4:00 -10:30 p.m. on Centennial Mall South, including K and L St. from 14th to 16th St., in Lincoln.

  • International Partnerships are Growing Nebraska

    September 19, 2017

    Throughout America’s history, trade has been a fundamental driver of our nation’s growth.  Open access to international trade allows a wide variety of goods to freely move from our country to markets around the world.  Trade has not only been an important part of growing America, but Nebraska as well.  It’s been a proven economic good for our state.  As my administration has worked to grow our state, my team has partnered with business leaders and ag producers to build on the international... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Honors 2017 Recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award

    September 19, 2017

    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 54 Nebraska employers representing 34 communities are being honored for offering evidence-based worksite wellness programs for their employees.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Visits Hyogo Prefecture and Japanese Manufacturers on Final Day of Trade Mission

    September 18, 2017

    OSAKA, JAPAN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska trade delegation began the final day of the Nebraska Trade Mission to Japan in the Hyogo Prefecture with a tour of Hyogo Works, a Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) plant.  Starting with a motorcycle assembly plant, Kawasaki has had a presence in Nebraska for 43 years and recently launched its first aeronautics division in the United States at their Lincoln facility.

  • Gov. Ricketts Concludes Successful International Trade Mission to Japan

    September 18, 2017

    OSAKA, JAPAN – Governor Pete Ricketts has concluded his second international trade mission of 2017 following a six-day visit to Japan, including stops in Tokyo, Shizuoka, and the Kansai region.  Key members of the Governor’s administration as well as public and private sector leaders joined the Governor on the mission, which focused on efforts to grow Japan’s investments in Nebraska.  Department of Economic Development Director Courtney Dentlinger and Department of... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Constitution Day Statement

    September 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Constitution Day. Constitution Day is observed on September 17, 2017.