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Financial details on Miles and Yori contract extensions

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Tim Miles will make $2,000,080 annually through March 31, 2020. Miles was making $1,652,646 for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Nebraska assistant coaches also received a salary increase.  Recently hired Rashon Burno is the Huskers’ highest-paid assistant at $248,000.  Jim Molinari is making $244,297 after previously making $237,182, and Kenya Hunter is making $243,665 up from $236,568. Nebraska women’s […]

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Nebraska legislators defy the governor, repeal the death penalty (AUDIO)

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Nebraska lawmakers voted once to repeal the death penalty. On Wednesday, they stuck with that vote one last time. For the most part. Legislators earlier voted 32-to-15 for Legislative Bill 268, a repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Two senators abstained. On Wednesday, legislators voted 30-19 to override the veto of Gov. Peter Ricketts, […]

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Individual leaders after first round of the Boys golf state championships (5/27/15)

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Place, name, grade, school, 2nd rd tee time/hole, 1st rd score Class A 1 Jack Minnick, 12 Lincoln Southwest 10:10 am Tee: 1 -5 67 2 Gannon Murray, 11 Millard North 10:10 am Tee: 1 -3 69 T3 Thomas Pieper, 11 Creighton Preparatory School 10:00 am Tee: 1 -1 71 T3 Alex Schaake, 11 Creighton […]

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Due to bird flu epidemic, egg prices rise for food makers & shoppers

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Consumers in Nebraska are seeing some grocery prices rise as the price of eggs used by food manufacturers has more than tripled in recent weeks due to the avian influenza outbreaks in Nebraska and 15 other states. Bird flu has affected more than four-million egg-laying hens at three major operations in northeast Nebraska’s Dixon County. USDA […]

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Unicameral overrides governor, repeals death penalty in Nebraska

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State legislators overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of LB 268, repealing the death penalty in Nebraska. The Unicameral voted 30-19 on Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha’s motion to override the veto. Chambers sponsors the measure, the latest in his 40-year fight to end capital punishment in Nebraska. The vote came after nearly three-and-a-half hours of […]

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Move toward corporate hog production stalls in Unicameral

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A bill that would allow meat packers to own hogs and contract with Nebraska producers has stalled in the Unicameral. The Unicameral advanced the bill after first-round debate, but a filibuster prevented it from advancing from second-round debate. It is dead for the legislative session. At present, corporate ownership of livestock is banned in Nebraska. Senator […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops, again

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate continues to drop, now at 2.5%. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the state unemployment rate for April dropped a tenth of a percent from March to settle at 2.5%, down nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. According to the department, Nebraska’s total nonfarm employment topped one million, […]

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Medical marijuana done for this year, will return next year (AUDIO)

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A bill legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska has been shelved for the session. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue has made the motion to kill his bill for this year, but tells colleagues he will be back next year. “It breaks my heart that the people who desperately needed this, the people who are sick and […]

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NU women to play NC State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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Nebraska will play North Carolina State on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  The Huskers, who defeated No. 9 Duke, 60-54 in Lincoln on Dec. 3, 2014 in the annual challenge, will play host to the Wolfpack exactly one year after beating the Blue Devils in the series between two of the nation’s […]

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Water levels dropping but threats from flooding remain high

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Emergency management officials in central and western Nebraska are keeping a close watch on water levels along the Platte River as recent rains have pushed the waterway out of its banks in many areas. Darrin Lewis, emergency management director for Buffalo County, says the threat is still there. “Emergency management has been out checking the […]

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Vote to override governor on death penalty repeal will come today

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed the death penalty repeal bill, setting up a showdown with the Unicameral. Ricketts admits the vote on the repeal of the death penalty took him by surprise. “I, along with most Nebraskans, the overwhelming number of Nebraskans I talk to, were surprised and disappointed by that vote,” Ricketts says. “Because, […]

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Contract extensions for both Nebraska basketball coaches

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The Nebraska’s basketball coaches are getting contract extensions. Tim Miles and Connie Yori have had their contracts extended through 2020. Miles receives a one-year extension to an original signing that was good for seven-years and was already extended by one year. Yori’s extension in for two year. Yori, the 2013 and 2014 Big Ten coach […]

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It’s official, Gov. Ricketts vetoes death penalty repeal bill (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has made it official, vetoing the bill that repeals the death penalty. Ricketts vetoed Legislative Bill 268 during a news conference held in his Capitol office hearing room Tuesday afternoon in which the governor was accompanied by the Attorney General, state senators, and family members of a murder victim. Ricketts renewed his […]

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Omaha Chief Schmaderer praises “Officer Kerrie” at funeral

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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer spoke at Officer Orozco’s funeral service this morning and stated we are blessed to get a glimpse of Kerrie’s life. Schmaderer stated he is very proud the entire nation had the opportunity to meet her through the extensive media coverage given regarding her tragic death. “The greatest aspect of knowing […]

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Sen. Sasse worries about march of ISIS, US response

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United States Senator Ben Sasse worries about recent gains made by the Islamic State and about the United States’ response. Sasse says recent events are discouraging. “The fall of Ramadi and the Anbar province is a really bad sign and Ash Carter, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense, went on the TV talk shows on Sunday […]

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