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Nebraska Congressmen cautious about presidential war request (AUDIO)

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Nebraska Congressmen are cautious when commenting on President Obama’s request to use military force against the Islamic State. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress shouldn’t authorize force until other countries in the region agree to join the fight against the Islamic State. “The position the United States should be in is, of course, one of leadership, […]

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Concordia women’s basketball comes up short in national title bid

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Playing for their school’s first national championship, The Concordia women’s basketball team jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the title game against Morninside Iowa and built their biggest lead of the game at 26-14, before taking a 30-24 lead into the locker room. In a tight game in the second half, the Mustangs made […]

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Inaugural class of Nebraska’s Hall of Fame announced

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The inaugural class of the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame was announced and 22 student-athletes, one from every current sport, will be enshrined and honored at the Huskers’ season-opening football game with BYU on September 5th. This first class includes Dave Rimington for football. Alex Gordon for baseball. Eric Piatkowski for men’s basketball and […]

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Nebraska students rally to help make next generation smoke-free

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Young anti-smoking activists across Nebraska will stand up to Big Tobacco today in joining their counterparts nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. John Schachter, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says numerous events are planned in Nebraska, all focused on clearing the air. “Young people across the country are sending out the […]

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Religious leaders urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid (AUDIO)

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More than 170 religious leaders have signed a letter urging the Unicameral to expand Medicaid to cover 54,000 Nebraskans now without health insurance. Retired Lutheran minister, the Rev. Keith Nelson, says the letter states each of us has a moral duty to care for one another. “I am proud to tell you that so far, […]

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Winner-take-all bill fails to clear second filibuster

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A measure to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential elector state barely cleared one filibuster, but couldn’t muster the votes to clear a second. LB 10 has been defeated for the session when supporters failed by two votes to end a filibuster mounted against it. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, the bill’s sponsor, got the […]

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Neither team is in, but Nebraska still prepares for the NCAA Tournament

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Work is underway at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha in preparation of the upcoming NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional on Friday and Saturday. Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority spokesperson Kristi Andersen says crews spent several hours installing the special court sent to them by the NCAA. “The pieces all fit together like a jigsaw puzzle and […]

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Accusations of fraternity hazing on the rise

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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Sigma Lamda Beta fraternity is among several in the spotlight after accusations of hazing and other inappropriate or criminal actions. The Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisers Executive Director and CEO Mark Koepsell says hazing is the biggest issue they deal with – period.  Koepsell says, “It is the […]

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Aid workers remain under observation for Ebola

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One American aid worker exposed to Ebola in Africa and under observation at Nebraska Medicine – University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha remains in their Biocontainment Unit after developing symptoms Sunday evening. On Monday hospital officials stated that individual had not tested positive for the virus. This individual is one of four aid workers […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops below three percent

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The state unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The Nebraska Department of Labor has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for January dropped to 2.9%; down two-tenths of a percent from December and half a percentage point from January a year ago when the unemployment rate stood at 3.4%. According to the Labor Department, nonfarm […]

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Sen. Fischer defends letter to Iran over nuclear talks (AUDIO)

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An open letter to Iran from Republican United States Senators has stirred quite a controversy in Washington and a Nebraska senator doesn’t apologize. Sen. Deb Fischer signed onto the letter written by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. “I signed onto the letter to clarify Congress’ authority, responsibility, and position with regard to this issue […]

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Nebraska women get the dreaded 8/9 matchup for NCAA Tournament

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A tough draw for the Nebraska women’s basketball team. They get selected as the 9th seed and will travel to Columbia, South Carolina for their first round match up with the Syracuse Orange on Friday at 6:30. A win against the Big Orange, will put the Big Red up against top seeded South Carolina in […]

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Concordia advances to NAIA D-II championship. Hastings comes up short in the semifinals

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The Concordia women’s basketball team advanced to their first ever NAIA Division II national championship after winning their semifinal over Briar Cliff Iowa 72-62. The Bulldogs have made it to the semifinals in ’03, ’05 and ’12, but reach the finals for the first time and have a chance to bring Concordia their first national […]

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Check the treasurer’s list, you could be due a big check

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Hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans and former residents are wealthier than they know. State Treasurer Don Stenberg says his office has millions of dollars in unclaimed property just waiting for its rightful owners. “By law, we’re required to publish in all of the statewide newspapers the list of the names of persons that we’ve received […]

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Pick-up driver dies in rollover accident in southeast Nebraska

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A southeastern Nebraska man died in an accident this weekend when he lost control of his pick-up and it rolled several times. The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old William Lester of Falls City was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near Verdon. The office says Lester was driving south on Nebraska 67 […]

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