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  • You’re Invited: Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Farm Bureau to Host Town Hall in Scottsbluff

    September 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts will be holding a town hall in Scottsbluff on Friday, September 21st with Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson.  The Governor invites the public to attend the town hall.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs “Year of the American Legion” Proclamation

    September 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring the “Year of the American Legion” leading up to the organization’s 100th anniversary on September 16th, 2019.  He was joined by Nebraska American Legion Department Commander Lyle Bartels, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert, and nearly 100 American Legion members.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts “Welcome Home” Picnic for Recently Discharged Service Members

    September 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Ricketts hosted 45 recently discharged service members and their families at his residence for the 2018 Veterans Welcome Home picnic.  The event, in its third year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) along with the Nebraska 150 Commission and Walmart.

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Constitution Day Statement

    September 17, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Constitution Day.  Constitution Day is observed today, September 17, 2018.

  • Gov. Ricketts Deploys Nebraska Army National Guard Helicopters, Soldiers for Hurricane Florence Relief Operations

    September 14, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he is mobilizing two Nebraska Army National Guard helicopters and 13 Soldiers assigned to a Lincoln-based Nebraska Army National Guard aviation unit in support of the Hurricane Florence relief operations.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received a request for helicopters and crews for air search and rescue in Raleigh, N.C.  NEMA arranged the sharing of resources through the Emergency Management... read more

  • Two Nominees Forwarded for County Court Judge Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

    September 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Fifth Judicial District provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Andrew R. Lange of Waverly; and Jason D. Mielak of Columbus.  The Fifth Judicial District of the County Court consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties.

  • Governor Ricketts Presides over 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference Closing Ceremonies

    September 12, 2018

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by 400 U.S. and Japanese delegates for the third and final day of the 50th Annual Conference of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) in Omaha.  The Governor presided over closing ceremonies this afternoon.

  • Gov. Ricketts Opens the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Omaha

    September 11, 2018

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and 400 U.S. and Japanese delegates commenced the second day of the 50th annual conference of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) in Omaha.  MWJA is the preeminent organization devoted to strengthening bonds between Japan and the Midwestern American states.  Governor Ricketts delivered welcoming remarks this morning from the Grand Ballroom at the downtown Hilton hotel.

    “The United States and Japan share a decades-... read more

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

    September 10, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day, which will be observed on September 11, 2018.  Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Patriot Day.

  • Gov. Ricketts to host Trump Trade Officials, U.S. & Japan Leaders at the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Omaha

    September 07, 2018

    LINCOLN – Next week, Governor Pete Ricketts will host U.S. and Japanese business and government leaders at the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) Conference in Omaha.  Each year, the conference attracts about 400 U.S. and Japanese business executives, and will highlight the strong relationship between Japan and Midwestern states.  This year, the conference takes place September 9-11, 2018.