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Q: I try to avoid conflict, especially with my spouse. But we still argue sometimes. It makes me worry and wonder if this is a sign our relationship is struggling. What’s your take?

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Greetings District 36. COVID-19 continues to affect many aspects of our daily lives. Please remember to continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and clean often-used surfaces. Also, be aware of Directed Health Measures in place across the State that prohibit gatherings of over 10 people. We know the measures in place are to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep you and your fellow Nebraskans safe and healthy. There are currently 523 positive cases in the State of Ne braska. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reports three cases in Custer County, one in Dawson County, and twenty-eight in Buffalo County.

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LINCOLN - “We are actively recruiting registered voters interested in serving as poll workers,” stated Secretary of State Bob Evnen. “Conducting fair and impartial elections that are well organized and professionally managed would be impossible without the thousands of dedicated poll workers who serve on Election Day.”

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LINCOLN - Attorney General Peterson joined a letter with 32 Attorneys General urging Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price gouging practices by online sellers using their services.

Greetings from the Nebraska Senate

Greetings District 36. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, I remain forever thankful for the goodness in others. We see that goodness globally and locally. I’m also thankful for the modern day technologies that allows us to communicate face to face, while at the same time practice the social distancing that is asked of each us in order to slow the spread of this novel virus.

Congress Could Learn a Lesson from the Nebraska Legislature

It took a few hours over three days of meeting under extraordinary circumstances for the Nebraska Legislature to convert a $40,000 budget “trailer bill” into $83.6 million for COVID-19 emergency relief. There was no partisan rancor, no blaming or finger pointing. The elected members of the nation’s only Unicameral came together and did their job.

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LINCOLN-Secretary of State Bob Evnen and Governor Pete Ricketts confirmed that Nebraska’s 2020 statewide primary election will take place May 12, as planned. Secretary Evnen also reminded voters that Nebraska is a ‘no excuse’ early ballot request state.

Greetings from the Nebraska Senate

Greetings District 36. The Legislature continues to be disrupted because of the spread of COVID-19. This week, Senators met on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to authorize COVID-19 emergency funding. The funding was passed without delay. I am proud of the body for understanding the gravity of this epidemic and thank Nebraska’s leaders for acting quickly and diligently.

Corrections Director Gets Whopping Raise, Nothing Will Change

The same day that the newspaper reported four staffers were injured at the state prison in Tecumseh, it was also announced that Nebraska Department of Corrections Director Scott Frakes received a 30 percent (yes 30 percent) raise this year. That’s an increase of $60,000 a year. That means he’ll be paid $250,000 a year.

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