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CHAMBERS TO AGAIN TRY TO ABOLISH NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY

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Nebraska state Senator Ernie Chambers is renewing his push to abolish the death penalty after his last successful attempt was overturned by voters in 2016.

The longtime Omaha senator introduced a repeal bill Thursday on the Nebraska legislative session’s second day.

Nebraska executed its first inmate since 1997 last year, using a never-before-tried combination of drugs.

Prison officials refused to identify their supplier, prompting lawsuits that accused them of violating Nebraska’s public-records laws.

Chambers has fought for decades to abolish capital punishment.