- Associated Press - Thursday, July 19, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced the retirement of State Fire Marshal Jim Heine and plans by state Energy Office Director David Bracht to leave that post next month.

Heine says he will retire effective Sept. 30, following 29 years of service. Ricketts says a search for a new fire marshal has begun.

Bracht will end his service on Aug. 1 to return to his private law practice, Kutak Rock, in Omaha.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Director Jim Macy will serve as interim director of the energy office.

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