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It can be difficult to keep a business afloat in a normal year when conditions are ideal, let alone in the middle of a pandemic. While some Washington County businesses have adapted, others have … more
The first week of March saw the last of my committee hearings for the 10 bills I introduced this year. On March 3, I testified before the Judiciary Committee in support of my bill LB 173 which … more
Sulfur is a nonmetallic, abundant chemical element found in crystalline or amorphous form. It is yellow in color, burns with a blue flame and a suffocating odor. It is an essential element in all … more
The last week of February was the home stretch for committee hearings for the 107th Nebraska Legislature. Speaker Mike Hilgers was preparing the senators for full floor debate as we approached the … more
It’s time. Not to put coronavirus behind us or take it lightly. We can’t pretend that it doesn’t exist or that it’s still not a threat. But, it’s time to really take a … more
The year 2020 will go down in human history as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infection from the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has caused millions of people to become sick and many to … more
I often hear “I want to eat healthy, but it’s so expensive!” While I can’t say that’s completely false, I do know it is possible to save on your groceries without … more
February is Nebraska 4-H month, where we can celebrate this organization alongside all of the individuals who continue to dedicate their lives, time, and space. It is not a surprise to many that 1 … more
Next month will mark one year since the coronavirus pandemic first made its way to Washington County and changed life as we knew it. While outbreaks of the virus had developed in other parts of … more
The second week of February of the 2021 Unicameral Legislature has been very energetic. As of Feb. 11, I have testified before the Health and Human Services Committee, the Transportation and … more
It’s no coincidence that February is home to both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. Heart health deserves to be recognized for the sole fact that heart disease is the leading … more
The use of manure and composts as fertilizers to replace the nutrients that crops remove from the soil is probably almost as old as agriculture. One historically important manure is guano. It is … more
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