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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 »

Moore: Taste of World Series fuel for return

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For the Royals' franchise, this World Series experience meant maturity, both for the players and the organization. Both have moved to a higher echelon in their sport. Read More »

Butler wants to continue career with Royals

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Billy Butler, Kansas City's favorite adopted son, with the nickname "Country Breakfast," stares down impending free agency this winter. The Royals almost certainly will not pick up his $12.5 million option for 2015, making him a free agent for the firs... Read More »

Statcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7

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With a little help from Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco, the Royals came oh-so-close to tying Game 7 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, and Statcast tracking technology breaks down how Alex Gordo... Read More »

KC has no regrets regarding tough call by third-base coach

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Though fans may always wonder if Alex Gordon could have scored in the ninth inning of Game 7, in the end, the difference is that one team had Madison Bumgarner and the other didn't, not that third-base coach Mike Jirschele didn't bet the season on one ... Read More »

Free agents Shields, Butler hope to return to Royals

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Pitcher James Shields heads a list of eight potential free agents from the Royals' American League championship club and, in the wake of Wednesday night's World Series loss, he said he'd like to return. Read More »

Duffy reportedly hampered by rib-cage injury

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It appears that Danny Duffy's mysterious absence from the postseason rotation was injury-related after all. Duffy was plagued by a rib-cage issue that limited his availability, according to a report by The Kansas City Star. Read More »

Royals tip caps to Giants after Game 7 battle

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The Royals' clubhouse was eerily quiet and somber as general manager Dayton Moore went through and hugged each of his players at their locker. The club's improbable postseason run was over as Madison Bumgarner and the Giants earned a 3-2 win in Game 7 ... Read More »