How to Protect Your Digital Assets After Death

Posted On 01 Mar 2018 By : 

Most people are aware of the importance of estate planning, but often times digital assets are overlooked when planning for seniors. After all, how many seniors have online bank accounts or are active on social media?

It turns out that many seniors are more active online than most people realize – and that number will grow exponentially as baby boomers age – which is why it’s integral to discuss digital assets with your senior loved ones now.

What Are Digital Assets?

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Apr 6 – BikeLnk Inaugural Bike Ride


BikeLNK will celebrate its launch on Friday, April 6 from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the Lincoln Community Foundation, with a group bike ride afterwards.

The ride will begin at the Lincoln Community Foundation and end in The Railyard for a launch celebration which will include music, booths and h’orderves.

Jamie Granquist, City Manager of Bike LNK, said she anticipates around 150 riders for the launch as the group aims to have each of the available bikes taken out for the ride, plus participants’ personal bikes. There are currently 19 bike kiosks in the Lincoln area, with 16 of them located downtown.

“After the launch on Friday, we’re going to balance the system that evening,” Granquist said. “We want to have the system up and running by 8 p.m. The first weekend will just be responding to the system. Everything is possible.”

After Bike LNK’s initial launch, the group will work to continually engage the Lincoln community through events, meetings and more.

“We’re keeping the word out there,” she said. “Keeping it on people’s lips so if they don’t know about it, we want to know about it. And if they do know about it, maybe they can fit it into their life.”

LOCATION: Lincoln Community Foundation, 215 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68508

To register for the launch ride, visit here.


Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for landscaping projects that focus on water quality.  The public can apply for the Rainscaping Lincoln–Sustainable Landscapes Cost Share Program until April 27 or until funding runs out.


Watershed Management, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE  68508, 402-441-7548


Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for landscaping projects that focus on water quality.  The public can apply for the Rainscaping Lincoln–Sustainable Landscapes Cost Share Program until April 27 or until funding runs out.  The program is offered by the Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department.

The program offers homeowners up to $2,000 to reimburse 50 percent of eligible expenses for a rain garden or bioswale, a waterwise lawn or pavement removal.  The program is designed to improve surface water quality in the region, reduce stormwater runoff into storm drains and facilitate filtration through the soil to break down pollutants.

Only property within City limits is eligible for the funds and applicants must own the property.  Applications must be reviewed and approved before projects begin.  Initial costs must be covered by the applicant.  Receipts for approved reimbursable items must be submitted following a final site evaluation scheduled by the applicant.

To apply for funding and find more information, visit (keyword: landscape).  For questions about the program, contact Erin Kubicek, Watershed Management, at 402-441-4959 or


Lincoln, Nebraska, March 5, 2018 – A Colorado baker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is so divisive that it has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Following legalization of same-sex marriage, some states have passed laws that allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples based upon religious belief.
Yet new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates that most Nebraskans – 64 percent of nearly 1,100 survey respondents – oppose such laws. The results mirror national polls that have shown religious freedom laws lack broad support among Americans.
Sociologists Emily Kazyak and Kelsy Burke analyzed responses to why Nebraskans support or oppose a business owner’s right to refuse service to gays and lesbians to gain insight into why these laws continue to gain traction in state Legislatures even though most Americans do not actually agree with them.  Mathew Stange, who received his doctoral degree in survey research and methodology at Nebraska and is now a survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, also participated in the study.
They found that both sides base their appeals upon bedrock American values of freedom and capitalism.
Those who side with the baker say he has the right to act upon his religious convictions and that free enterprise means that plenty of other bakers would serve the couple. Those who side with the couple say they have the right to be free from discrimination and that free enterprise demands that all customers be served.
Kazyak said both sides share the belief that Americans have a fundamental right to freely live their lives.
“The disagreement is not over the value of freedom or equality per se,” she said. “It’s over the questions of whose rights are most worthy of protection and whose freedom is potentially jeopardized in the current moment.”
The researchers noted that as LGBTQ people have gained acceptance and visibility, conservative Christians have begun to portray themselves as a group under threat.
“Protestant Christians have always been the dominant religious group in America, yet evangelical Protestant legislators are now leading efforts to pass these religious freedom laws,” Burke said. “They are thus sending a clear message that they believe their religious beliefs are under threat.”
The Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the Colorado case in December, is expected to rule on the matter by June.
The study was based on data collected by the 2015 Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey. NASIS is an annual cross-sectional omnibus survey of Nebraskans 19 and older, conducted by the Bureau of Sociological Research at Nebraska.
Findings were published online Feb. 28 in Socius, a  research journal of the American Sociological Association.

Lincoln NE – Turn Lane Arrows – Traffic Signal Guide

Understanding the Signal for Your Turn Lane – The Arrows explained – Traffic Signal Guide –

Solid red arrow: STOP. No turns allowed. Do not enter the intersection to turn. Stop and wait until the signal changes.

Flashing yellow arrow: Yield, and turn when safe. Yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk; then turn. See back to learn more.

Solid yellow arrow: Prepare to stop. The signal will soon be red for turning traffic. If legally in the intersection, wait for a safe gap in oncoming traffic to complete the turn.

Solid green arrow: Turns allowed and protected. Turning traffic has the right of way. Oncoming traffic and pedestrians are stopped.

—- City of Lincoln Department of Public Works and Utilities. For more information, visit .

Safer, More Efficient Turn Signals. The City of Lincoln is upgrading its traffic signals and timings to enhance safety and traffic flow on major streets. As a result, intersections are using different arrow signals for turning traffic. Understanding the Signal for Your Turn Lane At many major intersections across Lincoln, arrow signals are used for both left and right turns. Studies show that arrow signals provide clearer instruction and result in fewer crashes.

Flashing Yellow Arrow: Turning Left

City of Lincoln

Yield, Then Turn

When turning left on a flashing yellow arrow,

drivers must yield


oncoming traffic and pedestrians in the crosswalk before turning.

Oncoming traffic


has a green signal and the right-of-way.

Flashing yellow arrows replace the traditional green ball when

turning left. A national study showed flashing yellow left-turn

arrows are more understandable to drivers. Lincoln’s upgraded

signals give drivers more opportunities to turn left and traffic

engineers more options to keep traffic moving at different

times of the day.

When turning left, if you get a flashing yellow arrow, remember:

pposing traffic always has a green signal and the right-of-way.

2. Always watch the signal for your turn lane  . . . not the signals or traffic in other lanes.

3. Pay attention!

» The order of signals changes depending on time of day and traffic conditions.

» Green arrows can occur before or after oncoming traffic.

4. Some intersections do not have green arrows based on traffic needs.

DID YOU KNOW ?  Flashing yellow arrows… were approved for use by Federal Highway Administration in 2006 reduce left-turning crashes by up to 25% minimize travel delays by providing more turning opportunities. Green Light Lincoln uses new traffic signal equipment, smart technologies, and new timing plans to improve safety and traffic flow on major streets. Visit

(keyword: FYA).

March 2 – Women’s role in 1898 Omaha World’s Fair

Katz’s research on women’s role in 1898 Omaha World’s Fair leads to exhibition and talk at Omaha Public Library

Omaha – Friday, March 2, 2018 (4:00PM – 6:00PM)
W. Dale Clark (Main) Library
"The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle,"
“The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle,”

Assoc. Prof. Wendy Katz, the editor of “The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle,” will be joined by Emily Godbey, Jillian Roger and Timothy Schaffert, on March 2nd, in a discussion about the ways that women participated in and were represented at Omaha’s World Fair in 1898.

Jane Raybould of Nebraska will not accept NRA funding.

Video – short

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