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Sen. Sasse favors easing regulations on smaller banks

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United States Sen. Ben Sasse supports moves to ease banking restrictions on smaller, community banks. Sasse, a member of the Senate banking committee, has voted in favor of the first revisions of the Dodd-Frank law that slapped added regulations on financial institutions in wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. “It will be good if we […]

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Sen. Kintner’s Facebook photo controversy

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Papillion State Senator Bill Kintner’s Facebook posting has many Nebraskans up-in-arms today. On Wednesday, Sen. Kintner posted, or someone else posted a photo of a beheaded woman on his page. He says he posted the picture to make a point regarding the repeal of the state’s death penalty. Sen. Kintner posted on his Facebook page, […]

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Johnson enjoys international experience

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Leading scorer Jaycie Johnson returns as the Nebraska soccer team departs for a seven-match trip to Canada. Johnson was part of the under-23 U.S. women’s national team that won the Four Nations Tournament in Norway. The Americans defeated England and Sweden to win the tournament. Johnson hopes it will lead to more international opportunities down […]

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Boldt named Academic All-American

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Nebraska sophomore outfielder Ryan Boldt was named a third-team academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Boldt is the 17th Husker baseball player in history to earn the honor and the first since 2011 when Casey Hauptman was a second-team choice. The Red Wing, Minnesota native led the Huskers in average (.344), […]

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Embroiled in controversy early, Sen. Chambers wins in the end

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This legislative session saw many twists and turns, but none as unlikely as a legislature united in its criticism of Sen. Ernie Chambers earlier in the session, then largely following Chambers’ lead to repeal the death penalty at the end of the session. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha noticed. McCoy led the legislative criticism of […]

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Fast start boosts Storm Chasers

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The Omaha Storm Chasers scored two runs in the second inning and four more in the third to post a 6-2 victory at El Paso in Pacific Coast League action. With the victory Omaha climbs back to the .500 mark at 27-27 on the season. Casey Kotchman and Erik Kratz both homer and Yohan Pino […]

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Lincoln bullpen fails in Laredo

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The bullpen failed to hold the lead, again, as the Lincoln Saltdogs lost at Laredo 7-6. It was the Saltdogs seventh straight loss as they fall to 4-9. The Saltdogs scored five runs on two hits, with three walks and three errors in the top of the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. Laredo rallied […]

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Mary Yori takes over at Nebraska Wesleyan

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Mary Yori is returning to the collegiate coaching ranks. The former Creighton All-American has been named the new head softball coach and intramural director at Nebraska Wesleyan. Yori spent 21 years as a head coach, including 11 years at Nebraska-Omaha where she posted a 459-158 record. She also had a lengthy coaching stint at Colorado […]

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Nebraska senators vote against revised Patriot Act (AUDIO)

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A revised version of the Patriot Act, called the USA Freedom Act, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama. The USA Freedom Act won easy approval in the Senate, which was brought to a standstill by Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate and long-time opponent of the Patriot Act’s authorization of broad […]

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Hungry children during the summer months

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As kids start to enjoy their summer vacation there are 146-thousand in Nebraska wishing they were back in school. These are the children that received free or reduced school lunches and now they may not know where their next meal comes from. Food Bank for the Heartland is the largest food bank in Nebraska and […]

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Educators gather in Kearney for career conference

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Hundreds of the state’s top education leaders are in Kearney this week for the annual Nebraska Career Education Conference. Nicole Coffey is the state coordinator for this year’s event, now in its 41st year. “We have a little over 600 participants at this conference,” Coffey says. “They range from career education teachers to school counselors […]

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University of Nebraska-Omaha adds LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor

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Starting this fall the University of Nebraska – Omaha is adding a new LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor to its curriculum. Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Jay Irwin says this program will be valuable to students as they enter the corporate and business world. Dr. Irwin says, “It is going to focus on all sorts of identities in […]

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Orthopedic surgeon, former Husker, charged with DUI, child neglect

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An orthopedic surgeon and former Husker football player faces a variety of charges after crashing into a couple of parked cars in Lincoln. Lincoln police report Dr. Scott Strasburger, 52, hit a couple of parked vehicles Tuesday afternoon, then drove off. Strasburger then hit another vehicle and was unable to exchange information with the other […]

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Lincoln man given life in prison for murder of wife

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A 34-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of his 28-year-old wife. Kevin “Mike” Miller pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the death of Kelsey Miller. The remains of Miller were found in a Lincoln storage unit in December, six days after […]

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Sen. Fischer hears worries about Russia during Eastern European trip

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has led a Congressional delegation tour of a number of Eastern European countries. Fischer says the group, which included a number of senators and one member of the House, visited several countries that were formerly part of the communist bloc under the control of the Soviet Union. “And were able […]

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