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Class A Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

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A-1 Monday’s results Norfolk 68, Bellevue East 44 Omaha Burke 68, Grand Island 45 Tuesday’s final Omaha Burke (13-10) at Norfolk (24-0), 7 p.m. A-2 Monday’s final Creighton Prep 61, Omaha Central 49 A-3 Monday’s final Omaha South 50, Papillion-La Vista 37 A-4 Monday’s final Omaha North 75, Omaha Westside 60 A-5 Monday’s final Bellevue […]

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Class B Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

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Class B B-1 Monday’s results Plattsmouth 58, Lincoln Pius X 57 Norris 42, Waverly 39, OT Tuesday’s final Plattsmouth (15-8) vs. Norris (6-16), 7 p.m. B-2 Monday’s results Gretna 62, Ralston 53 Elkhorn South 64, Omaha Skutt 52 Tuesday’s final Gretna (23-2) vs. Elkhorn South (18-4), 7:30 p.m. B-3 Monday’s results Blair 55, Bennington 50, OT Mount Michael 50, […]

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Class C Boys Basketball District Finals

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DISTRICT FINALS Monday 3-2-15 results C1-1 at Nebraska City Falls City 50, Boys Town 48 C1-2 at Doane (Crete) Lincoln Christian 43, Wilber-Clatonia 39, OT C1-3 at Midland (Fremont) Bishop Neumann 50, Columbus Scotus 42 C1-4 at Wayne State Winnebago 73, Norfolk Catholic 49 C1-5 at Kearney Grand Island Central Catholic 53, Gothenburg 47 C1-6 […]

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TransCanada still “fully committed” to continuing Keystone XL pipeline

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Despite two big setbacks last week, TransCanada officials say they are continuing with plans to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Obama vetoed legislation that would have approved construction of the project. Also, a Nebraska district court granted an injunction ending TransCanada’s use of eminent domain to acquire easements for the pipeline. TransCanada spokesman […]

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Study gauges impact of Nebraska’s “safety net” programs

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The private philanthropy group that puts out the “Kids Count” survey every year is releasing a new report detailing the state-by-state impact of so-called “safety net” government programs on children. Laura Speer, with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says their findings indicate programs like food stamps and housing subsidies are significantly improving lives in Nebraska […]

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Gov. Ricketts, AG Peterson defend Nebraska definition of marriage (AUDIO)

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Governor Pete Ricketts stands by his support of Nebraska’s definition of marriage, despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning it. Attorney General Doug Peterson has appealed the ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage, though he made his ruling effective a […]

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ACLU celebrates same-sex marriage ruling

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The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says a federal judge’s ruling striking down a ban on same-sex marriage should be a cause of celebration. “Today is a day for celebration, because the love and commitment our clients share will finally be entitled to the equality and respect they deserve in the eyes […]

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Federal judge strikes down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban

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A federal judge has struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage. The state attorney general has appealed the ruling. Federal Judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down the state definition of marriage, but delayed the effect of his ruling until next Monday at 8am, presumably to give the state enough time to appeal the ruling to […]

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15-0 run hurts Huskers on Senior Day loss

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Ohio State used a 15-0 run to end the first half on their way to a 78-60 women’s basketball win over Nebraska on Senior Day at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the loss, Nebraska ended the regular season with a 20-9 overall record and a 10-8 Big Ten mark. The Buckeyes secured the No. 3 seed and […]

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High school wrestling dual championship final results

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Class A Results 1st Place – Millard South 2nd Place – Omaha Burke 3rd Place – Kearney 4th Place – Grand Island 5th Place – Hastings 6th Place – Papillion-LaVista 8th Place – Lincoln Southwest 8th Place – Omaha North 1st Place Match Millard South defeated Omaha Burke 45-15. 3rd Place Match Kearney defeated Grand […]

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Girls and boys swimming and diving championship results

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS 11 DIVES Rank, Diver, School, Prelims Semis Finals 1 Taylor Carter Marian 228.90 376.05 526.00 2 Kelly Straub Marian 207.90 347.65 491.55 3 Jessica Warak Bellevue West 200.20 321.85 472.05 4 Lexie Ryan Duchesne 194.65 307.85 415.00 5 Dani Barmore Millard West 197.30 303.15 411.70 6 Cat Sobus Elkhorn/Elkhorn South 183.55 286.95 […]

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Strategic Air & Space Museum’s largest restoration project to date

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland is anxious to start their largest restoration project to date and kick off their first permanent indoor walk-through exhibit. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says they will restore an EC-135C “Looking Glass” aircraft. This aircraft served as the Airborne Command Post and was a Strategic Air […]

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Lincoln legislator targets school budget issue as “priority” bill

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State Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln is apparently the first legislator to name his priority bill for this 90-day session. Senator Baker, who represents southern Lancaster County and all of Gage County, has chosen LB 431, which would adjust the formal bid process threshold school districts face on construction or repair projects. The current level […]

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UNMC/Nebraska Medicine will take part in Ebola clinical trial

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine will be part of Liberia – U.S. clinical research partnership to test Ebola treatments that includes an experimental drug. The drug, ZMapp has been used to treat several patients with Ebola but not during a clinical trial to determine the exact benefits. Dr. Andre Kalil is […]

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Sandhill Cranes migration delayed

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Every spring the Sandhill Cranes stop in central Nebraska for a few weeks on their migration north. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says their arrival will be delayed this year. Wagner says, “The cranes like 50-degree weather and 20 to 30 MPH south winds. They are not going to fly against these […]

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