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Nebraska bill on grand jury transparency advances to Legislature

A bill that would make Nebraska grand juries report their proceedings to the public will be debated by the full Legislature.

An eight-member committee unanimously advanced the measure by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha on Tuesday.

Currently, if that jury does not produce an indictment, the public receives no explanation. Chambers says that secrecy fuels distrust of law enforcement. Continue…