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For Nebraska’s poor, get sick and get sued

By Paul Kiel/ProPublica - April 28, 2016 Two years ago, the president of Credit Management Services, a collection agency in Grand Island presented a struggling local family with the keys to a used 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. To commemorate the donation the company...

Flood Relief

By Lisa Lentz Everyone knows someone who was affected by flooding in our state.  Unfortunately, there has been over $85 million in damages to private homes and businesses.  Less than 1% of homes in Nebraska are covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.  There...

Local apartments deemed affordable

A family earning the median income in Lincoln could easily afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released this week. The report from Apartment List, a website that that helps people find rental housing, found that Lincoln residents would need an annual...

Farm loan delinquencies rising

KAYLA WOLF, JOURNAL STAR FILE PHOTOA pile of about 750,000 bushels of corn sits outside a Farmers Coop in 2017 They're at highest level in a least nine years by ROXANA HEGEMEN - Associated Press The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low...

Helping others save

Program helps people save for big ticket items NANCY HICKS - Lincoln Journal Star Axel Sinda and his wife Noella Disasi figured it would be years before they could afford to buy a house. The couple, who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2014, had...

Warning: Student Loan Default Can Garnish Your Paycheck

by Kelsey Sheehy - NerdWallet (AP) - There's a dirty little secret of the student debt crisis. One that affects millions of borrowers, but isn't talked about at dinner tables, on social media or in think pieces about student loans. The taboo topic is wage garnishment...

Restaurants oppose wage raises

But tipped workers say subminimum wage in the state is too low by JoANNE YOUNG - Lincoln Journal Star Samantha Downs has been a bartender more than 17 years, and she's proud of the carer the service industry has provided. She told a legislative committee Monday that...

Auto Loans in High Gear

Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw Total household debt increased modestly, by $32 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit from the New York...

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