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Q&A: Patty Pansing Brooks responds

My first priority will be reducing the effects of inflation that are hurting working Nebraskans, seniors on fixed incomes and small business owners. From the price of groceries to the price of gas, people are struggling to make ends meet. To address inflation, we need to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, lower premiums under the Affordable Care Act, boost Social Security, stop price gouging and offset the high price of gas. We also need to make child care more affordable and accessible. Addressing our housing shortage will also be among my top priorities in Congress, as this is central to our ability to attract and retain workers and grow our local economies.
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Major accident on Champlain closes three lanes

Three out of four northbound lanes on the Champlain bridge were closed on Saturday night following an accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. According to Sûreté Québec (SQ), the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. when the vehicle struck the motorcyclist as both were headed north on the bridge. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Roe v. Wade decision unites protesters for abortion-rights rally

Roughly 300 demonstrators braved hot, humid conditions Saturday for an abortion-rights rally, in light of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Groups of demonstrators and families gathered under trees around 5 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse and its adjacent amphitheater, fanning themselves and wiping their brows in 96-degree heat. Other protesters sat on concrete benches, holding hand-painted signs saying “It’s Time to Ovary-Act” and “A Woman’s Place Is In The Resistance.”

Austin Butler hospitalised after filming Elvis

Austin Butler was hospitalised immediately after filming 'Elvis.'. The 30-year-old actor stars as the late King of Rock and Roll in the new biopic and reportedly ended up bedridden with symptoms of appendicitis once filming was complete, according to EW. He said: "It was all-consuming. Then my body just said,...

Cheryl Burke had an abortion at 18

Cheryl Burke had an abortion at the age of 18. The 38-year-old dancer took to Instagram upon hearing the news that the landmark Roe v Wade ruling had been overturned and admitted that she was "saddened" by the decision to remove the constitutional right to abortion. Speaking in the video,...

Fort Zumwalt South

Boys soccer: Rallied in championship game to win second Class 3 state title in a row and third in four seasons, becoming first Missouri public school with three boys soccer championships. Finished 25-3. Girls soccer: Dominant during run to second consecutive Class 3 championship and 26-1 record. Scored no fewer...


Girls soccer: Repeated as Class 2A champions to cap a 25-1 season. Knights beat Lisle Benet Academy 1-0 in the title game, avenging a 2019 state semifinal loss. Boys soccer: Finished 25-1-1 and as the Class 2A state runner-up after advancing to the championship game for the first time. Had 2020 season canceled by COVID-19 pandemic after finishing third in 2019.

St. Louis University High

Boys basketball: Won first district title since 2016 and battled in tight Class 6 quarterfinal loss to conference rival and eventual state champ CBC. Finished 18-8. Football: Advanced to a district final for the first time in a decade before falling to eventual Class 6 champ CBC. Finished 7-4. Boys...


Boys basketball: Claimed the Class 6 state title, which was the program’s seventh state title and first since 2014. Cadets finished 26-6 and by winning the basketball title became the area’s first large school to win basketball and football titles in the same year. Football: Capped 13-1 season...

Enjoy Illinois 300 'a tremendous success,' track officials say

MADISON — Several days of fan activities took nine months of planning, all culminating in a sell-out crowd of 60,000-plus for the inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300. Now that it is over, track officials are looking at the results and how to improve the event, from the mechanics of the race itself to what Chris Blair, executive vice president and general manager of World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison called the "toilets, trash and traffic" issues.

What’s the Status of All the Other ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs?

More than three years after Game of Thrones came to a divisive end, HBO is finally returning to the land of Westeros with House of the Dragon, a Targaryen-centric prequel series debuting on August 21. Fans weren’t meant to wait this long for a Game of Thrones spinoff — or “successor show,” as author George R. R. Martin prefers to call it — but HBO hasn’t had the easiest time turning its smash hit into a franchise.

From the archives: Andy Lopez made all the right calls in 2012 CWS win, Greg Hansen writes

OMAHA, Neb. — In the years to come, as Arizona’s 10-0 run through the 2012 postseason becomes bigger than life, stories passed from generation to generation will make the Wildcats 10-0 streak seem like 100-0. Arizona won ’em all, a post-season march through Omaha that matched the school’s matchless national championships of 1976, 1980 and 1986 and, depending on who’s telling the story, maybe it surpassed ’em all.

First Pitch: Cardinals look to bounce back after shutout to Cubs in series opener

For the sixth time this season, the Cardinals could not get a run across, getting shut out by the Cubs at home for the first time since 2019. Kyle Hendricks, the winning pitcher for the Cubs last night also started for Chicago in the 2019 game. Chicago pitchers have thrown eight shutouts this season, the second most in the majors, accounting for just less than a third of their wins.

Faith notes

DECATUR — Cowden Free Methodist Church is hosting a free camp beginning Friday, July 8 at the Cowden Free Methodist Campground located at 174 N. 1550 East Road, Beecher City. 19.5 acres across from Cowden City Park. Services will begin on Friday, July 8 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday,...

Trinity Lutheran Schools

ADDRESS: 611 N. Eighth St., Atchison PHONE: 913-367-4763| WEBSITE: Trinity Lutheran Schools is celebrating 153 years of education in Atchison, Kansas. Our school is a vital part of the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church to the surrounding community. Our curriculum is based on the Kansas State College and Career...

Church briefs

Broadway Outreach Center, 710-23rd Street, Rock Island will be hosting a free clothing giveaway today between noon and 1:30 p.m. With many generous donations there are men's, women's, girls, boys and baby clothes and a few blankets, sheets, books, a lots of shoes, sewing machines and some household items. Broadway is also serving a free lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m., serving taco salad, refried beans and churros. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 309-644-1176.

Washington leaders, like Gov. Jay Inslee, reassured protection of abortion rights for women in state

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Gov. Jay Inslee said he's been fighting to protect women's reproductive rights in Washington for decades and won't stop now. Gov. Inslee said he's committed to protecting not only women in Washington, but also others coming from neighboring states seeking resources. He said it's for 'our sisters, aunts and nieces.'

Letter: Bismarck should live up to its values

Thank you, Commissioner Nancy Guy, for introducing the proposed ordinance that would punish hate-related crimes in the city of Bismarck. Also, thank you to all who testified in support of the proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance would have punished specific conduct such as harassment, damage to property, and disorderly conduct...