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Historic horse racing approaches finish line, but doesn’t cross it

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State lawmakers have yet to decide whether Nebraska voters will be given the opportunity to allow betting on historic horse racing. An amendment has been added to the measure, delaying a final vote. Prior to that, legislators voted to end a filibuster against LR 41, a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot in […] Read More »

Royals claim Schuster off waivers, deal Moore

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The Royals, in two transactions with San Diego on Tuesday, claimed left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster off waivers and dealt catcher Adam Moore to the Padres for cash. Schuster, 23, was placed on the Royals' 40-man roster, and outfielder Carlos Peguer... Read More »

Chen won’t forget first Opening Day start

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I was very proud of the way I pitched for my team, I was very proud of the way we played that game and it's going to be in my memory for the rest of my life. I was an Opening Day starter. That's something no one can ever take away from me. Read More »

Omaha-Nebraska’s first D-I tournament run ends with loss to Murray State in CIT

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The Omaha men’s basketball team lost 86-62 to Murray State at CFSB Center in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The Mavericks finish with a record of 17-15 (5-9 Summit League). The 2013-14 season was highlighted by Omaha’s first Division I postseason run in program history, since making the move up from […] Read More »

Property tax relief for farmers fizzles this legislative session (AUDIO)

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Farmers and ranchers will see little property tax relief from this legislative session, despite all the talk that started the session. State lawmakers added $25 million to the property tax credit fund with passage of the $8 billion state budget. It will now stand at $140 million. Not enough legislators voted in favor of adding […] Read More »

Nebraska’s rally falls short, losing to BYU in the 2nd round of the NCAA’s

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Tear’a Laudermill led the Huskers with 22 points, including 12 in the last 2:17 to give the Huskers a chance in the final seconds, but Brigham Young held off a furious second-half rally by the Huskers, as the 12th-seeded Cougars advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 by beating No. 4 seed Nebraska, 80-76 on Monday […] Read More »

If you didn’t file your federal tax return in 2010, there’s still time

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While the federal income tax deadline is three weeks from today, there’s another tax deadline that same day which could mean a lot of money for a few thousand Nebraskans. Those who didn’t file a tax return in 2010 have until April 15th to do so, according to IRS spokesman Michael Devine. He says most […] Read More »

Guthrie satisfied with prep work in Surprise

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Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie finished the Arizona phase of his preparation for the season in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Rockies and feels good about it. He'll split the last Spring Training game at Milwaukee on Saturday with Yordano Ventura. Read More »

Guthrie, Royals off mark in loss to Rockies

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Danny Valencia and Alex Gordon hit RBI singles, but starter Jeremy Guthrie was charged with four runs in five frames in the Royals' 8-2 loss to the Rockies on Monday at Salt River Fields. Read More »

Agland values rose 5% last year, according to UNL

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Agriculture land values rose in Nebraska last year, but didn’t make the dramatic jump that they have made the past couple of years. According to the annual February 1st survey of agricultural land values by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Ag Economics, agriculture value in Nebraska rose an average of 5% in 2013. Research […] Read More »

Legislature votes to end mountain lion hunts

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Mountain lions will soon be off-limits to hunters once again in Nebraska. An agreement broke a logjam that had held up LB 671, sponsored by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, that strips authority from the Game and Parks Commission to authorize mountain lion hunts. With the threat of a filibuster removed, the legislature approved the […] Read More »

Panhandle landowner kills young mountain lion

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A landowner in the Panhandle has shot and killed a young mountain lion. The Game and Parks Commission reports a landowner from Sheridan County shot the mountain lion Friday, because it approached his chicken coop. The landowner called Game and Parks and reported that the lion didn’t move when he walked within 15 yards of […] Read More »

Royals set rotation into season’s first week

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The Royals have their starting pitchers lined up for the rest of Spring Training and beyond. Read More »

UNO’s Seven Days of Service project is underway

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Instead of heading to the beach, 1,500 University of Nebraska – Omaha students are doing something different this spring break. It is called Seven Days of Service. Katie Peers is one of the student organizers of the event and says students started their seven day project on Saturday when they painted the UNO Child Care […] Read More »

Bueno is likely part of bullpen after Rauch reassigned

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Left-hander Francisley Bueno might be the seventh pitcher in the Royals' bullpen. The way was cleared on Monday when Bueno's rival for the spot, right-hander Jon Rauch, was reassigned to the Minor League camp. Read More »