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Congressman Smith says he is studying Trans Pacific Partnership

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he is busy reviewing the paperwork released by the Obama Administration on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Smith says he needs time to review the trade pact. “Initially, it sounds like the trade agreement would be good for the beef industry as well as the pork industry,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. […]

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Riley preaches consistency

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Nebraska coach Mike Riley says an upset victory over Michigan State began with a good week of practice and he is looking for the same effort this week as they prepare for a trip to Rutgers. The Huskers posted their biggest victory of the season with a 39-38 win over the sixth ranked Spartans and will […]

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Armstrong honored by B1G

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Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong was named the Big Ten Conference offensive player of the week for his effort in an upset victory over sixth ranked Michigan State. Armstrong completed 19-of-33 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the Huskers 39-38 victory over the Spartans. […]

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Difficulty, But Still Trying

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“If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.” The neighbor rancher made that synopsis at the county fair as […]

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Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence react to Keystone XL decision

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While environmentalists and other groups celebrate President Obama’s decision to deny the permit for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, others in the Midwest are voicing their disappointment.   Barry Rubin on the board of Nebraskans for Jobs and Energy Independence and says this was one battle lost but the war continues. Rubin says this issue is […]

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Health care premiums skyrocket through exchange

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Those needing to buy health insurance through the federal marketplace are seeing premium sticker shock. Omaha Insurance Agent Art Jetter says most policies through the marketplace have double digit increases. Jetter says, “If you look at the exchange premiums, the approved rates are increasing between about 16% and 21%.” Jetter says off-marketplace premiums are up […]

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USMC details cause of fatal copter crash in Nepal

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The U.S. Marine Corps is releasing its report into the cause a helicopter crash in Nepal last spring which killed a Nebraska native and five other Marines during an earthquake relief mission. Dustin Lukasiewicz, 29, a native of Wilcox, was piloting the helicopter when it went down in a rugged mountainous area on May 12. […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 11/09/2015

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  Roger McEowen, Director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, commented on three recent agriculture-related […]

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Woman falls to her death in Grand Island high-rise fire

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A cigarette is blamed for causing Saturday’s fire at a Grand Island high-rise apartment building which killed one person, critically injured another and left more than 100 residents displaced. Smoke from the upper floors of Centennial Towers led one woman to jump to her death, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Corey Schmidt. Another person was […]

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Researchers in Omaha study hearing loss in very young children

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A first-of-its-kind study was done in part at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha on hundreds of children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. It finds those kids don’t learn to speak or communicate as well as others who have good hearing. Researcher Beth Walker says children who were fitted with hearing aids at a very […]

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