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Fiscal cloud hangs over upcoming legislative session (AUDIO)

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A new legislative session starts this week with a financial cloud hanging over it. Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, says a projected $110 million shortfall in the two-year $8.6 billion state budget will have a big impact on this short session. “I think it’s tempered everyone’s expectations within the legislature […]

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Iowa Farmers Leaning Toward Trump

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  A recent survey by Agri-Pulse shows a majority of Iowa farmers say their preference for president is self-acclaimed Washington […]

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BOLD Nebraska to focus on eminent domain in 2016

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The leaders of a state environmental group will be working toward new causes in 2016 after last year’s apparent victory over the Keystone XL oil pipeline project for which President Obama denied a permit. BOLD Nebraska executive director Jane Kleeb says they’ll focus on getting eminent domain legislation passed by the Unicameral to strengthen the rights […]

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Husker women fall at #14 Northwestern

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team could not overcome cold shooting in the first half in an 85-62 loss at 14th ranked Northwestern. The Huskers made only 10-of-37 shots in the opening half, including one-of-7 from three point range as the Wildcats raced out to a 45-23 lead at halftime. Nebraska rallied in the third quarter […]

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Indiana Stars Shine Bright to Down Huskers

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Nebraska got 16 points from freshman Jack Mcveigh and had three others score in double-figures, but Indiana’s star duo were too much down the stretch for the Huskers. The Hoosiers used 24 points by Yogi Ferrell to pull away during the second half and held on to beat the Huskers 79-69 at Pinnacle Bank Arena […]

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Down side of low state unemployment rate: Nebraska needs workers

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Nebraska businesses need workers. State Chamber of Commerce President Barry Kennedy says the low state unemployment rate makes Nebraska the envy of the nation, but also makes it hard for businesses to find qualified employees. “We’re a big state geographically, but we’re a pretty small state population-wise,” Kennedy tells Nebraska Radio Network. “So, the big […]

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Creighton opens Big East with win in NYC

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Senior center Geoffrey Groselle scored 22 points as Creighton opened the Big East race with an 80-70 victory at St. John’s. Groselle made nine of 10 shots in the game and over the last three games has connected on 25 of 27 shots from the field. He was one of four Bluejays to score in double […]

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Nebraska company sees big business in “high threat” situations

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A self-defense company based in Omaha is seeing a huge growth in business. 88 Tactical’s Chief Operating Officer Trever Thrasher says business has grown 40-60% over the past year. He says businesses and other organizations are seeking more information, because they do not feel they are prepared to respond to an active shooter or similar […]

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Officials monitoring Platte River for ice jams, flooding

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The risk for ice jams in the Platte River, so far appears to be minimal, but emergency officials are constantly on the lookout for problems. Buffalo County Emergency Management Director Darren Lewis says he watches what is going on to the east and west, because that determines the local impact. Lewis says his office works […]

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Connecticut driver stopped in western Nebraska after hitting 114mph

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A Connecticut man has been charged with drunk driving and speeding after a state trooper clocked him driving 114 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near North Platte. The Nebraska State Patrol says several motorists called the patrol to report reckless driving on I-80 Tuesday afternoon. The trooper stopped the eastbound car three miles east […]

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Democrat Hillary Clinton announces Nebraska team

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced her Nebraska Leadership Council ahead of the March 5th caucus. The Nebraska effort will be led by Congressman Brad Ashford, and former Governor United States Senator Bob Kerrey. Clinton recently visited Omaha to meet with Warren Buffett, raise campaign money, and discuss her economic plan. “I am honored to […]

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Omaha’s New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular set for tonight

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Omaha will welcome 2016 with a bang tonight. Marc Nichols is the executive director of the Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation and says the big finale to the annual Holiday Lights Festival is a spectacular fireworks show at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam Street. The fireworks show starts at a family friendly hour […]

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