Aaron Sanderford

Aaron Sanderford

Aaron Sanderford is a political reporter at the Nebraska Examiner. He has tackled various news roles in his 20-plus year career. He has reported on politics, crime, courts, government and business for the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star. He also spent several years as an assignment editor and worked two stints as an editorial writer. From 2005 to 2007, he served as communications director for then-Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. Aaron, a North Carolina native, most recently was the lead investigative reporter for KMTV 3 in Omaha, focusing on holding public officials accountable.

Pillen, as expected, taps former Gov. Pete Ricketts to succeed Sasse in Senate

By: - January 12, 2023

LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen made the expected choice Thursday, appointing his predecessor, Republican Pete Ricketts, to the U.S. Senate.   Ricketts, who finished his second term as governor last week, fills the seat that Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., vacated Sunday to lead the University of Florida. Ricketts was the most experienced applicant for […]

Nebraska AG joins five others in suing the Biden administration to stop student debt cancellation

By: - September 29, 2022

OMAHA —  College borrowers banking on President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt hit a potential snag Thursday, when Nebraska and five other states filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s authority to do so. Theirs is the second major lawsuit filed by conservatives trying to stop the […]