The Lincoln Journal Star is a daily newspaper that serves Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the most widely read newspaper in Lincoln and the second-largest in Nebraska (after the Omaha World-Herald). The paper also operates a commercial printing unit.
|Lincoln Journal Star|
Journal Star: 1995
|Headquarters||926 P. Street|
Lincoln, NE 68508
The Lincoln Journal Star is the result of a merger between Lincoln's two historic newspapers. The Lincoln Star, established in 1905, was Lincoln's morning newspaper while the Lincoln Journal was distributed in the evenings. The Journal was itself the conglomeration of several previous Lincoln newspapers.
In 1867, Charles H. Gere founded the Nebraska Commonwealth. A member of the prominent Gere family, Gere was a New York native and Civil War veteran. As an attorney who had studied law in Baltimore, Gere quickly became an important figure in Nebraska, serving as the private secretary of the state's first governor. Gere spearheaded numerous local issues, specifically favoring the idea that all state government functions should be housed in one city as opposed to scattering them across the state. As such, Gere became an important voice in the nascent state capital, Lincoln, and the Nebraska Commonwealth became its first newspaper.
In 1869, Gere changed the name of the publication to the Nebraska State Journal. The following year, the newspaper became a daily. As his publication grew, Gere retired from law to become an active part of his newspaper. Having served in the first governor's administration, the state constitutional convention, the state senate, the education commission, the committee on railroads, and the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, Gere's long history of involvement in local politics and strongly-held views impacted the editorial tone of the paper. In one editorial in 1890, Gere famously likened the Farmer's Alliance and its candidates to "a herd of hogs," criticizing the party for disrupting Republican party politics in the state.
In 1897, J.C. Seacrest, a former reporter for the Nebraska State Journal, purchased the Lincoln Evening News which was published by the State Journal as an evening edition. By 1922, Seacrest had changed the name of the Lincoln Evening News to the Lincoln Evening Journal and become the majority owner of the State Journal Company. Seacrest merged the two publications to create to create the Lincoln Evening Journal & Nebraska State Journal. 
In 1902, Lincoln utilities tycoon and millionaire D.E. Thompson established the Lincoln Daily Star. In 1910, Thompson sold the Daily Star to local grain operator Herbert E. Gooch. The Great Depression caused Gooch to sell the publication to the Lee Group of Davenport, Iowa, now Lee Enterprises, for one million dollars in 1930. As the Depression wore on, financial circumstances forced the Seacrests and Lee Group to buy minority interest in each other's companies in 1931 to stay afloat. However, the two publications remained independent and controlled their own content.
The two papers had been minority interest holders in each other's companies since 1931. In 1937, J.C. Seacrest created a trust which ensured that the Journal would remain in the possession of the Seacrest family throughout the lifetimes of his sons, Joe W. and Fred S. Seacrest, and their children. However, financial realities forced greater cooperation between the Journal and Star and in 1950, the State Journal Printing Company and Star Printing Company merged into the Journal-Star Printing Company. Despite being owned by the same company and sharing offices and production facilities, the publications maintained competing news teams and ran separate stories. In 1971, Joe W. Seacrest chose his son Joe R. Seacrest and his nephew Mark Seacrest to run the Lincoln Evening Journal. In 1990, the two papers began running combined weekend and holiday editions.
The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 and elected the three U.S. Representatives from the state of Nebraska. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and an election to the U.S. Senate. Primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.2012 United States Senate election in Nebraska
The 2012 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the 2012 U.S. presidential election as well as other elections to the United States Senate and House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Nelson chose to retire instead of seeking a third term.
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, a Democrat, and state senator Deb Fischer, a Republican, won their respective parties' primary elections on May 15, 2012.
Fischer won the general election with 58% of the vote. Her election marked the first time since 1970 that a Republican was elected to Nebraska's Class 1 Senate seat, as well as the first time that a woman was elected to a full Senate term in the state's history.2014 Nebraska elections
A general election was held in the U.S. state of Nebraska on November 4, 2014. All of Nebraska's executive officers were up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections were held on May 13, 2014, for offices that require them.2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election
The 2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election took place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 40th Governor of Nebraska. Republican Candidate and former COO of TD Ameritrade Pete Ricketts defeated Democratic candidate and former Regent of the University of Nebraska Chuck Hassebrook, receiving 57.6% of the vote to Hassebrook's 38.9%.2014 United States Senate election in Nebraska
The 2014 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Johanns did not run for re-election to a second term. Republican Ben Sasse defeated Democrat David Domina to succeed him.2018 Nebraska gubernatorial election
The 2018 Nebraska gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Governor of Nebraska, concurrently with the election of Nebraska's Class I U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various Nebraska and local elections. Incumbent Republican Governor Pete Ricketts won re-election to a second term.2018 United States Senate election in Nebraska
The 2018 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 6, 2018, in order to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of Nebraska. Incumbent Republican Deb Fischer is running for re-election to a second term against Lincoln city councilwoman Jane Raybould and Libertarian candidate Jim Schultz. The election comprises part of the 2018 U.S. Senate elections.
The candidate filing deadline was March 1, 2018, and the primary election was held on May 15, 2018.Ernie Chambers
Ernest William Chambers (born July 10, 1937) is an American politician who represents North Omaha's 11th District in the Nebraska State Legislature.
Chambers is the longest-serving state senator in the history of Nebraska. He is the only African-American to have run for governor and the US Senate in Nebraska's history.Gateway Mall (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Gateway Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Lincoln, Nebraska owned by Starwood Capital Group. It was built in 1960, and is the largest shopping center in Lincoln, with 107 stores.Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 94.267 square miles (244.150 km2) with a population of 284,736 in 2017. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 71st-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 353,120 people, making it the 106th-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
The city was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1867, the village of Lancaster became Nebraska's state capital and was renamed Lincoln. The Bertram G. Goodhue-designed state capitol building was completed in 1932 and is the second tallest capitol in the United States. As the city is the seat of government for the state of Nebraska, the state and the United States government are major employers. The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1867. The university is the largest in Nebraska with 26,079 students enrolled and is the city's third-largest employer. Other primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high-tech sector. The region makes up a part of what is known as the greater Midwest Silicon Prairie.
Designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U.S. Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the twelfth-largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Refugee Vietnamese, Karen (Burmese ethnic minority), Sudanese and Yazidi (Iraqi ethnic minority) people, as well as other refugees from Iraq & the Middle East, have been resettled in the city. Lincoln Public Schools during the school year of 2017–18 provided support for approximately 3,100 students from 100 countries, who spoke 50 different languages.List of breweries in Nebraska
The following is a list of Nebraska-based breweries.Matt Hansen
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Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) is a private Methodist university in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was founded in 1887 by Nebraska Methodists. As of 2017, it has approximately 2,100 students including 1,500 full-time students and 300 faculty and staff. The school teaches in the tradition of a liberal arts college education. The university has 119 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in addition to three graduate programs.No Coast Derby Girls
The No Coast Derby Girls is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Founded in 2005, the league currently consists of two mixed teams which compete against teams from other leagues. No Coast is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).Patty Pansing Brooks
Patty Pansing Brooks (née Patty Pansing, September 30, 1958) is a politician from the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. In 2014, she was elected to the Nebraska Legislature, representing a Lincoln district. Pansing Brooks is a member of the Democratic Party.Pete Ricketts
John Peter Ricketts (born August 19, 1964) is an American politician and businessman serving as the 40th Governor of Nebraska since 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Ricketts is the son of Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade. He worked for the company from 1993 to 2016, with a brief hiatus during an unsuccessful run for a United States Senate seat. In 2006, he reported his net worth as between $45 million and $50 million. Ricketts is also a part-owner – along with other family members – of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs.In 2006, Ricketts ran against incumbent Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, a Democrat. He won the Republican primary election, but lost the general election, with 36% of the vote to Nelson's 64%. Ricketts ran for the Nebraska governorship in 2014. He narrowly won a six-way Republican primary, then won the general election with 57.1% of the vote to Democratic Party nominee Chuck Hassebrook's 39.2%. In November 2018, Ricketts was re-elected for a second term as governor.Pinnacle Bank Arena
Pinnacle Bank Arena is an indoor arena in the West Haymarket District of Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S, with a seating capacity of 15,500. It hosts basketball games and replaced the Bob Devaney Sports Center as the home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers men's and women's basketball teams. A turn back tax to support a $25 million bond was approved by the voters of Lincoln on May 11, 2010.On December 6, 2011, it was announced that Pinnacle Bank purchased the naming rights to the arena, at a cost of $11.25 million for 25 years. The first concert was Michael Bublé on September 13, 2013, which sold out. Pink, Jason Aldean, The Eagles, Elton John, Jay-Z, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Miranda Lambert also performed at the new arena in the fall of 2013. On the night before Pink's concert, the Nebraska men's and women's basketball teams played their first game in the arena. The women played Top 25 team UCLA on November 8, 2013, and the men played 2013 Cinderella FGCU that same night.
The arena held its first event on August 16, 2013 as it hosted the University of Nebraska's summer commencement ceremony.Additionally, the arena is the main venue of four total Nebraska state high school boys and girls basketball tournaments.Tom White (Nebraska politician)
Tom White (born October 26, 1956) is a former member of the unicameral Nebraska Legislature from Omaha, Nebraska. He represented the 8th District, which consists of the Benson and Dundee neighborhoods in Omaha.
Born in Columbus, Nebraska, he received his B.A. in philosophy and history from Regis University in 1979. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 1983.
He was elected to the Legislature in 2006. He served on the Business and Labor, Revenue, and Urban Affairs Committees, as well as the Committee on Committees and Executive Board. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Retirement Systems Committee from 2007 to 2008.Since his election to the Nebraska Legislature, White has been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for Governor or Congress. In early July 2009, he formerly announced he was raising money and laying groundwork for a run for Congress from the Omaha-area Second Congressional District. He officially launched his campaign on September 9, 2009, positioning himself as a "tax-fighting, pro-business Democrat who loves the word 'nonpartisan.'"Zac Taylor
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Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (1926–1950)