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Nebraska drops two notches in report on wellbeing of children

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The new “Kids Count” report, which studies the wellbeing of children nationwide, finds Nebraska slipping slightly, but still ranking in the top ten. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Nebraska 10th this year, down from eighth place last year. The organization’s Patrice Cromwell says a variety of factors are weighed for the […] Read More »

University of Nebraska researchers working to advance national defense and security

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University of Nebraska researchers play a big role in the advancement of national security and defense. N-U’s National Strategic Research Institute is collaboration between the university and the U-S Strategic Command and is one of thirteen university affiliated research centers across the country. N-U’s Institute focuses on nuclear detection and forensics, chemical and biological weapons, […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman expects vigorous defense of Nebraska marriage law (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman expects the state to defend its definition of marriage. The American Civil Liberties Union has announced it will challenge the law, which bans same-sex marriage. Heineman says the law deserves to be defended. “The people of Nebraska in 2000 voted overwhelmingly that marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s what […] Read More »

Lockdown at northeast Nebraska school lifted after death investigation

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A school in northeastern Nebraska had been under lock down today as authorities investigated a death on school property. Little information has been released by the Wakefield Community Schools or the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, but reports have surfaced that a 20-year-old former student has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An official confirmation of […] Read More »

MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers

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Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin He... Read More »

Royals’ Gordon named Hutch Award winner

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was selected as the 50th winner of the Hutch Award by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The award and the center are named for the former Major League pitcher and manager who died of cancer at age 45 i... Read More »

More support for ending the Learning Community

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A newly elected member to the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties wants to know where the money is going. Tonya Ward says she basically doesn’t know why the Learning Community exists. Ward says, “I would like to find out where the money is going. How has the money been spent since it started? […] Read More »

Late fall yard and garden care

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Most Nebraskans were not finished with fall yard clean-up when Monday night’s snow and ice storm struck parts of the state. Strong winds stripped many trees of remaining leaves and homeowners are anxious to get them raked and bagged. Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Educator John Fech says the best thing you can do for your lawn […] Read More »

KC inks Roberts, Paterson to Minor League deals

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The Royals have signed infielder Ryan Roberts and left-handed reliever Joe Paterson to Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Read More »

Ashford says he’s excited to get started in Congress (AUDIO)

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Nebraska has a new face in its Congressional delegation, with a different party affiliation. State Senator Brad Ashford pulled off a difficult feat on Election Day. Ashford, a Democrat, defeated an incumbent Republican Congressman. “I’ve been asked several times was this a vote against Lee Terry,” Ashford tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I like to think […] Read More »

Eight-man football quarterfinal scores from 11/11/14

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Class D-1 Tuesday’s quarterfinal results Elm Creek 30, Creighton 8 Hemingford 56, Fullerton 6 Guardian Angels CC 46, Friend 26 BDS 24, Heartland 20 Monday’s semifinal games No. 3 Hemingford (11-0) at No. 5 Elm Creek (10-1) No. 5 Guardian Angels CC (11-0) at No. 2 BDS (10-1) Class D-2 Tuesday’s quarterfinal results Exeter-Milligan 28, […] Read More »

Prep winter survival kits now for home & car

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The freezing temperatures Nebraskans are enduring this week should serve as something of a warning shot from Mother Nature to get properly prepared for the winter ahead. Liz Dorland, spokeswoman for the Red Cross chapter in Omaha, says all motorists across the region should have an emergency kit in their vehicle’s trunk or back seat. […] Read More »

Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

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After 162 regular season games with the Royals and 15 more in the postseason, Alcides Escobar still wanted to play more baseball. So instead of resting in November, the Venezuelan native opted to take part in the Japan All-Star series. Read More »

Yost third in AL Manager of the Year balloting

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Kansas City's Ned Yost, who steered the club into the postseason for the first time since 1985, finished third in voting for the 2014 BBWAA American League Manager of the Year Award. Read More »

Nats’ Williams, Orioles’ Showalter win Manager of Year Awards

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The Nationals' Matt Williams and the Orioles' Buck Showalter were announced as the 2014 Manager of the Year Award winners, as chosen by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Read More »