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Gov. Ricketts still trying to get refund for lethal injection drugs never delivered (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says all efforts by his administration to buy the drugs needed for executions or to pursue executions will be suspended until the voters decide capital punishment in Nebraska. Ricketts acknowledges the state has been frustrated in efforts to recoup $54,400 from a foreign buyer who never delivered lethal injection drugs. “Well, right […]

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Nebraska State Patrol’s “You Drink & Drive You Lose” campaign

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The Nebraska State Patrol is on the lookout for drivers who had one too many glasses of holiday cheer. State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins says their “You Drink & Drive You Lose” campaign starts Friday, December 18th and runs through January 3, 2016. As part of the campaign, troopers and communication specialists will work overtime hours […]

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Holiday travel forecast calls for roads to be record-level busy

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Almost one in every three Nebraskans is expected to take a trip for the year-end holidays, according to a survey. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA Nebraska, says if the weather isn’t too frightful, a record number of people will be on the nation’s roads and bustling through airports, train stations and bus depots. “We are […]

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Wicked winter weather hits western Nebraska

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Winter weather has returned to western Nebraska, carrying quite a punch. Winter weather advisories and warnings still remain in effect in western Nebraska. As much as five inches of snow has fallen in many areas with freezing drizzle prior to the snow, which is making travel difficult. Forecaster Kenny Roberg with the National Weather Service […]

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Watch the mail for your tax break notice

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You just might get a yellow postcard in the mail from Gov. Pete Ricketts and Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley. It will tell you how much of a property tax break you received. Ricketts pushed for a big increase in the money devoted to the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund this past legislative session. […]

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State financial transparency website would expand under legislation

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More entities would be available for public review on the state financial transparency website under legislation proposed for the upcoming session. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says a proposal for the Unicameral to consider in the 2016 session would add quasi-public entities to those required to submit basic financial information to be posted on StateSpending.Nebraska.gov. “This […]

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One dead, several injured in eastern Nebraska car-van accident

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One person is dead, several suffered injuries, in a car-van accident in eastern Nebraska. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred last night north of Colon on Highway 109, south of County Road R. A van loaded with 12 individuals attempted a U-turn to travel south on Highway 109. A southbound car collided […]

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Norfolk economic director appointed new state Economic Development Director

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Courtney Dentlinger, Executive Director of the Norfolk Area Economic Development Council, as the next Director of the Department of Economic Development (DED). “During the search for the next economic development director, we looked for someone with the ability to market Nebraska both nationally and globally, and Courtney is that person,” […]

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Huskers prepare for freshman quarterback

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It is rare for a true freshman to become the starting quarterback at a major college program and even more rare for them to have success. Josh Rosen has done both as he led UCLA to an 8-4 record and a Foster Farms Bowl appearance against Nebraska. A year after completing a decorated high school […]

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Political science professor’s take on tonight’s GOP debate

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Tonight is the last GOP presidential debate of the year and University of Nebraska – Omaha Political Science Professor Dr. Randall Adkins says it is going to be very interesting to watch. Dr. Adkins says, “We are getting to the point where the Iowa Caucus’ are seven weeks away.   We have the holidays for a […]

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Destination accomplished for Nebraska

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Getting to Omaha was the goal of the Nebraska volleyball team this season and now the Huskers will try to take advantage. The fifth ranked Huskers will play ninth ranked Kansas in the NCAA Final Four on Thursday night in the CenturyLink Center. Husker coach John Cook says Omaha will be a life changing experience […]

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Winter storms dumping heavy snow on Panhandle

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A Winter Storm Warning is posted for a large section of western Nebraska through tonight and in some areas, into tomorrow. Forecasters say parts of the region may see up to 10 inches of new snow, with high temperatures in the 20s and lows in the teens. Gusty winds could make blowing and drifting snow […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 12/15/2015

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  DTN Progressive Farmer staff writer Todd Neeley talked about the latest development regarding the EPA’s WOTUS Rule.  The GAO […]

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Another lean year predicted for agriculture, but then growth (AUDIO)

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Agriculture might go through another rough year, but a University of Nebraska economist says the long-term outlook remains positive. Farm income has fallen with the drop of crop prices from the record highs of 2011 and 2013, but Eric Thompson, director of the UNL Bureau of Business Research, says those prices are settling as a […]

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Moose sighting in North Platte confirmed

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It’s confirmed, there has been a moose roaming within the city limits of North Platte. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials have confirmed the sighting. Game and Parks says the moose had been in the area for about a month before being spotted on the 13th. Game and Parks biologists are in contact with local […]

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