8 tips to know if debt collector is legit

DANA DRATCH – MAY 5, 2011 Is that debt call legit? That angry voice on the phone insists you owe a debt you’ve never paid. But you don’t recognize the debt or the collector. Before you apologize or promise to pay, consider another scenario: It’s not...

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...

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...