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Political science professor says min. wage issue could benefit Democrats

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A University of Nebraska political science professor doesn’t believe the proposal to increase the state minimum wage is a slam dunk if it makes the November ballot, but does think it will help Democrats this fall. Professor John Hibbing with UNL says despite the large number of signatures gathered to get the issue to the […] Read More »

Royals Minor League report: July 7

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Hunter Dozier, KC's sixth-ranked prospect, stole his first base at the Double-A level. Read More »

Columbus man sentenced to federal prison on child porn charges

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A 41-year-old Columbus man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison, ordered to serve 15 years of supervised release after serving his term, and required to register as a sex offender for possessing and distributing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Edward Johnson sent images of child pornography to a Nebraska State Patrol undercover […] Read More »

Pelini named to the Rimington Trophy watch list

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Nebraska senior Mark Pelini is one of 66 centers who have been named to the official watch list for the 2014 Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top center. The award is named in honor of Dave Rimington who twice won the Outland Trophy and captured the Lombardi Award during […] Read More »

TV show COPS filming in Omaha

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The TV show COPS is now filming in Omaha. Officer Tony Connor is the Vice-President of the Omaha Police Officers Association and says there isn’t any acting here. It is basically what you see is what you get. Officer Connor says crews will follow officers on the night shift. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will have […] Read More »

Maker of Obama outhouse float says two issues inspired him (AUDIO)

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A Norfolk float builder who sparked controversy over the acceptable limits of political expression says people have misinterpreted the float. Dale Remmich, a Norfolk-area farmer, says that was him, not President Barack Obama, on the float outside an outhouse with “Obama Presidential Library” on the side. “The caricature on the float was depicting me. Yes, […] Read More »

UNL to lead $11.5M research into building blocks of universe (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists will lead a team from eight universities in a five-year, $11.5 million research project looking into the building blocks of the universe. UNL Physicist Aaron Dominguez said the grant will allow for an upgrade of the accelerator at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. “And it produces these very violent explosions […] Read More »

Omaha man questions Humane Society policy

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Last month Trenton Lovewell says his family made a difficult decision to surrender two cats to the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. Lovewell says he was under the impression that both of the cats would be placed up for adoption and go to new homes but when he surrendered them there was a red flag. […] Read More »

Nebraska kids in seven grades to be subjected to new health screenings

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Students attending public schools in Nebraska this fall will undergo a different set of health screenings as new standards are being issued by the state Department of Health. Judy Martin, Deputy Director for Community and Environmental Health, says the changes should help student performance. “These new screenings will also include height, weight and body mass […] Read More »

Gordon enjoying offensive resurgence at Trop

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's struggles at Tropicana Field appear to be in the past. He's hit safely in eight of his last nine games, including going 3-for-5 with two RBIs in Monday night's 6-0 win over the Rays. Read More »

Shields racks up 10 K’s for first visiting win at Trop

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James Shields racked up 10 strikeouts for his first win at Tropicana Field since 2012, as the Royals earned a 6-0 victory over the Rays on Monday night. Read More »

Vargas aiming to stay tough on road vs. Rays

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Jeremy Hellickson will make his 2014 debut as the Rays square off against Jason Vargas and the Royals in the middle game on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. Read More »

Salvy gearing up for first All-Star Game start

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Salvador Perez says he's excited about getting to start the All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field as the American League catcher, but probably not more than his mother, Yilda. Perez is one of three Royals on the AL squad. Read More »

Moustakas working to beat defensive shifts

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So why doesn't third baseman Mike Moustakas punch more balls into left field to beat the extreme right-field shift most clubs use against him? Royals manager Ned Yost noted that one reason is that he's a left-handed hitter who happens to be a right-han... Read More »

Gordon’s brother playing with indy T-Bones

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Left fielder Alex Gordon's youngest brother, Derek Gordon, is also playing professionally in Kansas City -- with the independent league T-Bones. Read More »