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Former state fairgrounds emerging as Innovation Campus (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape on the former state fairgrounds. Two buildings are occupied. Others are under construction. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman has high hopes for Innovation Campus. “I think it does place us clearly in a lead toward the commercialization of innovation and I think it’s becoming an attraction for both […] Read More »

Expect Elsa and Captain America on your doorstep tonight

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Costumed kids will soon be prowling the streets of Nebraska’s neighborhoods, seeking handfuls of candy as grownups dress up in more sophisticated diguises to hit adult Halloween parties. Kathy Harkrader manages a costume shop and says many of the female trick-or-treaters will be dressed as a particular princess from the 2013 Disney animated film, “Frozen.” […] Read More »

Talent in KC on display during improbable year

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Honestly, not even fervent Royals believers might have forecast this: The team took the 110th World Series right down to the final out before turning loose of their finest and most improbable season in 29 years. Read More »

Yost surprised as anyone with MadBum’s performance

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On the day after Madison Bumgarner dispatched the Royals with five more shutout innings, manager Ned Yost had a story about the Giants' Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Read More »

Royals thank KC faithful at Kauffman Stadium

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Barely 12 hours had passed since the Royals' first postseason team since 1985 had absorbed a tough 3-2 loss to the Giants in World Series Game 7. But an estimated 15,000 fans piled into Kauffman Stadium on Thursday morning to say thanks to the Royals. ... Read More »

Sen. Johanns: elections could send message to Washington bureaucrats

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Sen. Mike Johanns isn’t running for re-election this year, but he’s interested in how the elections turn out and what impact they might have on Washington. Johanns, a Republican, says the elections next week could determine whether bureaucracies will be reined in or have free rein to expand their powers. “I think it gets worse […] Read More »

Nebraskans urged to text first, call second during disasters

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Nebraskan’s 1st Lady Sally Ganem is urging residents to use texts when contacting family members or loved ones to let them know they are okay during a disaster. Ganem says phone cell service is not always available in an emergency situation and Nebraskans are encouraged to use text messages to “talk” with those important to […] Read More »

Nebraska Appleseed report on family and economy

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Nebraska Appleseed just released their “Nebraska Snapshots: Indicators of the Health of Workers and Families” report. Economic Justice Director James Goddard authored the report and says it appears that hard work isn’t paying off in Nebraska.  Goddard says the report shows nearly one out of three working families, almost 70,000, are low income.   More than […] Read More »

Royals deal Hendriks back to Jays for Minors catcher

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Pitcher Liam Hendriks' stay with the Royals was brief, and now he's returned to where he started the season. Hendriks was traded back to Toronto in exchange for Minor League catcher Santiago Nessy, the Royals announced on Thursday. Read More »

KC’s storybook season gets GIBBY attention

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A memorable season is over for the Royals, but now fans can vote for some of the best plays of Kansas City's fantastic year. Major League Baseball's A-listers will take home MLB.com's 2014 Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) trophies -- the ultimate h... Read More »

Excitement level high for Nebraska basketball

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Fans got their first chance to see the 2014-15 Nebraska basketball teams on Wednesday night as both the Husker men and women scrimmaged as part of Big Red Tip-Off at Pinnacle Bank Arena. There were a  pair of 15-minute scrimmages and a three-point shooting contest.  Both, men’s coach Tim Miles and women’s coach Connie Yori previewed the […] Read More »

Former Husker nearly turns himself into a World Series hero (VIDEO)

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Lincoln native and former Cornhusker Alex Gordon was close to becoming a World Series hero. Bottom of the ninth, two outs Game 7, Gordon keeps the Royals season alive with a single to center off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Like a movie, the Giants turn into the Bad News Bears…the ball gets past center fielder […] Read More »

NRD board in Beatrice area to vote on bike trail today

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A vote is expected today by the Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District Board to take ownership of a bicycle trail in southeast Nebraska. Colleen Schoneweis, with the Nebraska Trails Foundation, says the 20-mile stretch runs from the Kansas border north, toward Beatrice. “We’ll help them in maintaining with volunteer people and volunteer money and […] Read More »

Road constuction projects should be wrapping up soon

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Colder weather is rolling in and motorists in many parts of the state may be wondering when the construction season will end. Pat Boyle, a construction engineer in Norfork with the Nebraska Department of Roads, says the heavy equipment, orange cones and barricades will be going back into storage very soon. “There’s always a push in […] Read More »

Royals lament missing out on early scoring chances

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Amid a stunned home clubhouse still reeling from a season-ending 3-2 loss on Wednesday night, the second, third, fourth and even fifth innings -- when the Royals had opportunities to take control of Game 7 -- loomed large. Read More »