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Ernie Chambers

Ernest W. Chambers (born July 10, 1937) is a former Nebraska State Senator who represented North Omaha's 11th District in the Nebraska State Legislature. He is also a civil rights activist and is considered by most citizens of Nebraska as the most prominent and outspoken African American leader in the state. As a State Senator, Chambers was considered one of the Legislature's most passionate, controversial and colorful members and was characterized by some outlets of the national media as "the Maverick of Omaha," the "angriest black man in Nebraska," and "defender of the downtrodden". Due to a term limits law passed in 2000, his term in the Nebraska Legislature ended in January 2009. It is generally agreed that even after 38 years he would have easily won re-election. As he put it, "They had to change the state constitution to get rid of me." He is the longest-serving state senator in the history of Nebraska. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Winning restorations
2014-06-27
Judy and Ernie Atkinson look through the scrapbook they've kept since buying their Exchange Street home in 1976. The scrapbook documents the progress the ... If you look at Ernie and Judy Atkinson's Exchange Street home, you'd think you've taken a step ...
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  1. A winning restoration

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US Open at a glance
2014-06-16
1 in the world before turning 30 are Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Seve Ballesteros. KEY STATISTIC: Kaymer led by at ... NEXT YEAR: The U.S. Open goes to Chambers Bay, a public course outside Seattle. Copyright 2014 The Associated ...
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  1. Pinehurst anything but 'pristine' for this US Open

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Jenkins case prompts review of Nebraska prisons
2014-05-16
Ernie Chambers of Omaha said the Jenkins case was mishandled by state and local officials alike. Chambers has criticized the local trial judge for allowing Jenkins to defend himself in court and letting him plead no contest to the charges, despite his ...
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    Jenkins case prompts review of Nebraska prisons
    2014-05-16
    Ernie Chambers of Omaha said the Jenkins case was mishandled by state and local officials alike. Chambers has criticized the local trial judge for allowing Jenkins to defend himself in court and letting him plead no contest to the charges, despite his ...
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      Legislative probe into state's handling of Nikko Jenkins case underway
      2014-05-16
      Ernie Chambers said he may issue his own report on the case because others may not be as willing to criticize the “corrupt” handling of Jenkins. Chambers was especially critical of the decision to allow Jenkins to act as his own attorney during his ...
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      1. Jenkins case prompts review of Nebraska prisons

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      Biologists surprised by killing of calf outside prime cougar country
      2014-05-06
      Nebraska's first mountain lion hunting seasons started this year. In January and February, hunters killed the limit of three cougars in the Pine Ridge, which had an estimated population of 16 to 37 lions. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha ...
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      1. Mountain lion kills calf in north-central Nebraska
      2. Mountain lion kills ranch calf in Sandhills

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      State senator fights for college athlete pay
      2014-04-26
      Meanwhile, Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, who first began fighting to pay college athletes for play nearly 40 years ago, said no matter what, change is coming. “Justice can't be denied to an entire category of people in the way that was the case. I knew it ...
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      1. All eyes on vote by Northwestern football players

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      Chambers extracts his pound of flesh on final day (AUDIO)
      2014-04-18
      Ernie Chambers of Omaha made them pay on the last day of the legislative session. Chambers, angry that twice state legislators failed to give him the votes to overturn a veto of his bill to ban the hunting of mountain lions, slowed legislative work to ...
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      1. Nebraska senators end legislative session
      2. 17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
      3. Looking Back on this year's legislative session

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      Sen. Ernie Chambers tries to undo Nikko Jenkins' convictions
      2014-04-18
      Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, a watchdog of both judges and death penalty cases, said he will write a letter to Chief Justice Michael Heavican asking him to halt the formation of the panel and to set aside Jenkins' no-contest pleas to the murders of ...
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