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Senators say Nebraska needs to develop wind energy

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A group of senators hopes to push through legislation this session that will spur development of renewable energy in Nebraska, especially wind energy. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is sponsoring a bill that would create a state production tax credit for wind energy. “It’s important to make investments like this, because an investment in wind […] Read More »

Lead study shows boys more harmed than girls

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Creighton University Psychologist Dr. Maya Khanna recently conducted a study of 40 children living in Omaha’s Lead Superfund Site – the largest residential clean up project in the nation. Kara Henner Eastman is President & CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and says the children were ages 3 to 6 and they were tested for […] Read More »

Astronaut Anderson hosting Symphonic Space Odyssey

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There will be a very special guest at Sunday’s Omaha Symphony concert. Ashland native and retired astronaut Clayton Anderson will take the helm at Symphonic Space Odyssey at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Anderson says, “I have several roles. I will read a story to the audience. I’ll sing a little bit with the symphony […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts chooses Hicks-Sorensen as new Economic Development Director

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A vice president with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has been chosen to be the new state Economic Director. Gov. Pete Ricketts has named Brenda Hicks-Sorensen as the new Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, after a national search. Hicks-Sorensen of Malone, Wisconsin served as Vice President of Economic and Community Development for […] Read More »

Price of inaction on prison reform: $261M

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A state senator has introduced a bill to spend more than $261 million to add prison space. But, he insists he doesn’t want to spend the money. And he doesn’t want to build a new prison. Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln says he introduced the measure as a wakeup call for the Unicameral. “I did […] Read More »

Deadly car – pedestrian accident in Elkhorn

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A 58 year old man was killed Thursday night in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to 204th Street and Ames Avenue just before 8 pm after receiving a report a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. Investigators say the man was walking in the street when he was struck by Chevy Cobalt. […] Read More »

NU freshman hits six, three-pointers as 17th ranked Huskers take down Penn State

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Freshman Natalie Romeo made the most of her first career start by burying six three-pointers to finish with a career-high 18 points to shoot No. 17 Nebraska to a 73-45 women’s basketball win over Penn State Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Romeo, who owned previous career bests of eight points and two three-pointers, added […] Read More »

AG Peterson takes aim at human trafficking, drug use (AUDIO)

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Attorney General Doug Peterson has unveiled his agenda for this year’s legislative session. Peterson says he will focus on two issues. First, human trafficking, which Peterson states current penalties now in law aren’t strong enough. “And what that does is it sends a message to those who traffic young people that Nebraska is a safer […] Read More »

Petteway’s season high not enough as NU falls at Wisconsin

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Despite a season-high 27 points from Terran Petteway, Nebraska fell to No. 7 Wisconsin, 70-55, Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Nebraska was within 40-36 after a Walter Pitchford layup with 17:34 left, but Sam Dekker had eight of his 11 points in a 13-0 Badger run to give Wisconsin a 17-point lead, and Wisconsin […] Read More »

Rallies to focus on empowering parents for school choice

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More than 60 rallies and other events are planned in Nebraska later this month as part of National School Choice Week. Andrew Campanella is president of the countrywide effort, which focuses on giving parents the ability to make important educational decisions for their children. “School choice is simply the process of empowering parents to choose […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts calls on McPherson to resign from school board over blog post

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has called on State Board of Education members Pat McPherson to resign after a racist insult of President Barack Obama appeared on his blog. “While many Nebraskans disagree with our president on many issues, he is deserving of the same civility and respect we give one another. There is no room for […] Read More »

Mountain lion hunts won’t be authorized this year

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No mountain lion hunts will be authorized in Nebraska this year. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has decided against allowing the hunts after 10 female cats were killed in 2014. A total of 16 mountain lions died by various means last year. Five died at the hands of hunters, given permits from the Game […] Read More »

Gov. Ricketts releases names of Corrections Dir. candidates

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Candidates for state Corrections Director come from Alaska, Washington, and Florida. Current Corrections Director Michael Kenney is not on the list. Gov. Pete Ricketts released the names of the candidates chosen with the help of Ford Webb Associates, a national search firm. Ricketts will interview the candidates before choosing a new director. The candidates as […] Read More »

Woman hit by car, legs severed

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A tragic accident in north-central Omaha Wednesday evening sends a woman to a hospital. Police were called to 5116 Northwest Radial Highway to investigate a pedestrian – vehicle accident. Police say 55 year old Joanne Smith was removing items from the trunk of her vehicle when she was hit by a another driver. The force […] Read More »

Nebraska volleyball releases their sand schedule

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The Nebraska sand volleyball team has announced the upcoming schedule for the 2015 season. Nebraska begins its third season of sand volleyball in Hawaii on March 20-21. The Huskers will compete at the Queen of the Beach Challenge along with Hawaii, USC, California, Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade. Nebraska will also play duals against Hawaii and […] Read More »