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Sen. Fischer endorses Marco Rubio for President

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer endorses Florida Senator Marco Rubio for President. “Well, I’m just excited this morning to announce that I am endorsing Marco Rubio for president and I look forward to campaigning for him and working for him throughout this campaign,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C. […]

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Nebraska’s consumer confidence dips while businesses show optimism

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Consumer confidence is down at the beginning of the year, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (BBR). The group’s monthly index shows a 4.3% decline from December to January. BBR Director Eric Thompson says he is not surprised. “I think the decline from December to January probably reflects sort of the […]

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Meatpacker bill opens rare divide among rural Nebraska lawmakers (AUDIO)

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Debate on the bill lifting Nebraska’s ban on meatpackers owning hogs causes a rare split among the Unicameral’s rural delegation. Normally united to promote rural interests, the hog packer bill divided rural legislators. “Well, I hope my urban colleagues are enjoying the split among us rural, ag senators,” Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson remarked during […]

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UNMC physician takes part in recent HIV study

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The result of a recent study suggests there is pathway to a possible cure for HIV-1 infection. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Dr. Courtney Fletcher is dean of the College of Pharmacy and took part in this study that questioned why powerful drugs administered to patients didn’t wipe out the infection.  Dr. Fletcher says the […]

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Could you use another $2,300 in your tax refund check? Read on…

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The Internal Revenue Service is appealing to Nebraska taxpayers to sign up for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Ken Corbin, who directs the program for the IRS, says if you made money working in 2015, you may be eligible for the credit. “Any person who has earned income from employment — whether you’re running a […]

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Improved safety is the goal of OSHA program for Nebraska manufacturers

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an education and enforcement action focused on high-hazard manufacturing facilities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Jeff Funke, area administrator with OSHA’s Omaha office, says the effort is all about preventing injuries. “Incidents are preventable, if the right steps are taken,” Funke says. […]

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Husker women fall at Indiana

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The Nebraska women’s basketball team could not overcome cold shooting in a 59-47 loss at Indiana. The Huskers shot only 36 percent for the game and missed their first 11 three pointers as they fall to 7-5 in the Big Ten. “It is hard to have your starting back court score two points for you […]

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Shields Injured as Huskers Beat Rutgers

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UPDATED: Shavon Shields has now been released from the hospital after a CT scan came back negative. Coach Tim Miles released the following statement:   “We are relieved and thankful Shavon has been released, and that his injuries aren’t more serious. We will follow the proper protocol to get him back to full speed. I […]

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Last packer hog ownership ban falls; Nebraska joins other states

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A last-minute filibuster cannot stop a measure that lifts the ban on meatpackers owning hogs in Nebraska from passing in the legislature. LB 176 clears the Unicameral easily on a 34-to-14 vote. But, not until supporters overcame a rare, final-reading filibuster against the bill. Opponents of the measure held up the vote for two hours […]

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Girl Scout cookie sales start today in Nebraska

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It is the day that many people wait all year for. Theresa Cassady is the communications officer for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and says door-to-door cookie sales officially start in some parts of the state today and girls will be setting up booths statewide on February 12th outside retailers and at special events. Cassady […]

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Creighton rallies for win at Butler

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The Creighton women’s basketball team closed the game with a 13-2 run to rally for a 52-42 victoty over Butler in Big East action. Sophomore guard Sydey Lamberty led the Blue Jays with 18 points and her three pointer to beat the shot clock gave Creighton the lead for good just moments after Butler had […]

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Cause of Omaha suspect death is still not known

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Toxicology reports could be available next week regarding the death of an inmate being held at the Douglas County Corrections Department. 59 year old Mark L’Heureux collapsed inside the jail on Tuesday.  He was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  Authorities say there were no known signs of physical trauma to […]

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Two cases of Zika virus in Nebraska, health experts have been expecting it

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A mosquito-borne virus affecting Central and South American countries has appeared in Nebraska. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports two confirmed cases of travel-related Zika virus. Both are women in their 20s – one in Douglas County, the other in Sarpy County. “They have not been hospitalized,” Douglas County Health Department Director […]

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Former Husker rooting for fellow 85 Bear

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Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans. […]

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Former Husker rooting for fellow 85 Bear

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Former Nebraska standout Mitch Krenk believes his former Chicago Bears’ teammate Ron Rivera will be the winning coach on Sunday when his Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Krenk and Rivera were both members of the 1985 Bears squad the pummeled New England 46-10 in Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans. […]

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