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Well-known lawyers lined up for Whiteclay showdown

Well-known lawyers lined up for Whiteclay showdown Owners of Whiteclay’s four beer stores and the activists who want them closed have enlisted well-known attorneys in advance of a spring showdown at the state Capitol. The stores will be asked to show in a formal hearing in April that the tiny, unincorporated village in northwest Nebraska has adequate law enforcement to support four businesses selling millions of cans of beer and malt liquor each year. Much of that beer goes to residents of South Dakota’s nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is...

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Following the Footsteps of Our Ancestors

Following the Footsteps of Our Ancestors The Ponca Remembrance Walk is a 282-mile walk commemorating the route of the tribe’s forced removal from its homelands in the 1870s. Elders will begin the walk on April 29 in Niobrara,NE, and the event will culminate with the tribe signing the deed of ownership to a 19.5-mile segment of the Chief Standing Bear Trail on May 11 in Barneston, NE. Tribal members, employees and the public are invited to join the Ponca Remembrance Walk for the entire journey, or at any of the segments along the way. Participants can walk, run or...

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Nebraska liquor panel’s hearing to decide fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is delayed until April

Nebraska liquor panel's hearing to decide fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is delayed until April LINCOLN — A hearing to decide the fate of beer sales in the border village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been delayed a month to April 6. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission had been scheduled to meet March 7 to decide whether the liquor licenses for four beer-only liquor stores should be renewed. But now that hearing has been rescheduled to...

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Senators Pansing-Brooks and Brewer lead floor debate on Whitelay Legislation

State Senators Patty Pansing-Brooks and Tom Brewer led floor debate on March 9 on LB407 which creates the Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force. The Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force shall examine public health implications of alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, on the Whiteclay community and surrounding areas, including the neighboring Pine Ridge Reservation. The Task Force shall make recommendations to the Legislature on how the state should act to solve issues related to the Whiteclay Public Health Emergency and the economic and social issues relating to the emergency.  The bill advanced forward to Enrollment and Review with...

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