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Openly LGBTQ+ woman runs for District 8 senator

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor | November 7, 2018

Megan Hunt is an entrepreneur, small business owner, community activist, and single mother. She is running for the Nebraska Legislature, and will be representing district eight. If she wins, she would be the first woman ever elected in her district, and the first openly LGBTQ+ senator in Nebraska’s history. From a very young age Hunt has always been a political person. “I was fascinated by...

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18-year-olds register to vote

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor | November 7, 2018

In March of 1971, the 26th Amendment was passed for eighteen-year-olds to be eligible to register to vote in America. Omaha North senior, soon to be eighteen, Adrianna Burns-Plater is looking forward to voting in the next upcoming elections in Nebraska. “I feel like it’s finally my chance to be able to make a decision in our government, I’ve always used my voice but this is different,”...

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