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Lawsuit claims state delays food stamp applications

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A lawsuit has been filed, claiming the state has unnecessarily delayed distributing food stamps to needy Nebraska families. Nebraska Appleseed and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice has filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the state agency has continually delayed processing applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, […] Read More »

Mental health expert advises us to share feelings in wake of Robin Williams’ death

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Many people are mourning the apparent suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Even though we didn’t know him personally Williams made us laugh and cry and that is why so many people are shocked at the news. Dr. Hudson Hsieh, director at Alegent Creighton Health’s Lasting Hope Recovery Center in Omaha, encourages those […] Read More »

Nebraska men’s basketball freezes season ticket prices

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The University of Nebraska athletic department is not raising the prices for season ticket holders.  Nebraska, which sold out season tickets some six months before its debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena, averaged a school-record 15,149 fans last season, ranking No. 13 in the nation. The per-game average increase of 5,067 fans from the previous season […] Read More »

Injury bug hits the Huskers offense. Running back out with a broken ankle

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Head Coach Bo Pelini announced that redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor suffered a broken ankle Saturday, giving no timetable on his return. Taylor is from Katy, Texas…during his senior year in high school he ran for a combined 502 yards in the semifinal and state championship games on 70 carries. That’s a 7.1 yards […] Read More »

Both Nebraska and Creighton volleyball start the season nationally ranked

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The Nebraska volleyball team is ranked 7th in the preseason AVCA Coaches’ poll. The Huskers return all but one starter from last year’s team, which finished with a 26-7 record, a trip to the NCAA Regional Final and a No. 7 final ranking.  The Huskers have now been ranked in each of the AVCA’s 462 […] Read More »

Domina and Sasse see economics differently (AUDIO)

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The two main candidates for United States Senate have very different economic outlooks. Democrat Dave Domina says he has big differences with Republican Ben Sasse. “I think the first and foremost one is that Mr. Sasse sees an America that’s dominated by very, very few people. They make the money. They control the business. They […] Read More »

Rapid neck movement may be associated with stroke

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This is a pain in the neck you will not want to ignore. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the NebraskaStrokeCenter at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and he co-authored a report on how neck manipulation may be associated with stroke in those under 50. He says a small tear in the layers […] Read More »

Nebraska’s cattle industry could see a boost from Asian markets

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Nebraska’s cattle industry is among the nation’s largest, worth some $12-billion, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is talking with cattle producers in the region about developing opportunities overseas. Ambassador Froman says he’s cautiously optimistic about the TPP or Trans-Pacific Partnership, and about getting Japan to drop its tariffs to zero, although he is unsure […] Read More »

Anti-gambling group pleased Supreme Court will decide horse racing issue

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An anti-gambling group is thrilled the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing. The legislature failed to overcome a gubernatorial veto previously and this year by-passed the governor and placed the issue on the ballot. Gambling with the Good Life first took its objection […] Read More »

Cargill pays nearly $200K in fines for failing to plan properly

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Cargill has paid $187,500 in fines to the federal government for failing to have emergency plans in place for “worst-case” oil spills at its storage facilities in Blair and in Eddyville, IA. The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced the settlement in which Cargill, headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, pays a civil penalty. According to the […] Read More »

Dog days of summer a reminder for pet health care

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Mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creature on earth. They are carriers of a number of deadly diseases ranging from West Nile virus in people to heartworm in dogs, cats and a number of other animals. Dr. Stephen Jones is the president of the American Heartworm Society and wants every dog owner to take preventative […] Read More »

Health alerts issued for two lakes, continues for a third

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Health alerts have been issued for two lakes by state officials, while one continues for a third. Officials report Iron Horse Lake in Pawnee County and Willow Creek Lake 5A in Pierce County are under health alerts for toxic blue-green algae. An alert continues for Swan Creek Lake 5A in Saline County. According to the […] Read More »

High school practices get started across the state

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High school student athletes across the state from Alliance to York are hitting the practice fields today for the first official workouts for football, softball, girls golf and boys tennis.  The NSAA only allows for helmets and conditioning with no pads at the start of football practices.  Two-a-days are allowed, but not on back-to-back days. […] Read More »

Houston questioned about Nikko Jenkins’ case (AUDIO)

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The former state Corrections Director told lawmakers convicted serial killer Nikko Jenkins caught his attention just prior to his release from prison, but that didn’t prevent Jenkins from being released and killing four. Former state Corrections Director Bob Houston told a special legislative hearing he had devised a plan for Nikko Jenkins’ release. The committee […] Read More »

Despite summer driving season, gas prices plummet

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Not that you’ll hear any complaints, but gasoline prices are steadily dropping in Nebraska and they’ve fallen almost 30-cents a gallon since early June. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA-Nebraska, says prices statewide are now averaging $3.39 a gallon, which is eight-cents below the national average. Weinholzer says prices at the pump dropped almost every single […] Read More »