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  • Gov. Ricketts and First Lady Shore Launch New Child Welfare Initiative

    September 25, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore, along with several other community leaders from across the state, officially launched Bring Up Nebraska.  Bring Up Nebraska is a statewide effort to give local communities the ability to develop long-term plans using the latest strategies to prevent life’s challenges from becoming a crisis for vulnerable Nebraska families and children.

  • Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for OPPD Board of Directors Seat

    September 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) board of directors that was created by the passing of Richard Hurley.

  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Andrea D. Miller to 12th Judicial District Vacancy

    September 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Andrea D. Miller to the District Court of the 12th Judicial District Court of Nebraska.

  • 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.

  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims Hunting and Fishing Day

    September 20, 2017

    This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Saturday, September 23rd as National Hunting and Fishing Day. The proclamation recognizes the contributions Nebraskan hunters and anglers make to the state’s economy and conservation funding.

  • 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.

  • Lt. Governor Recognizes Volunteers and Communities with Be Prepared Awards

    September 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Lt. Governor Mike Foley presented this year’s Be Prepared Awards, recognizing volunteers and community organizations for excellence in emergency preparedness and disaster response. He was joined by Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Assistant Director Bryan Tuma and Nebraska Citizen Corps (NCC) Coordinator Ryan Lowry to present eight emergency preparedness awards.