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President’s proposal could harm college savings plans (AUDIO)

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College savings plans offered through the state Treasurer’s office could become much less attractive under a proposal by President Barack Obama. The president proposes ending the tax break on college saving plans to help pay for other initiatives, such as making community college free. Nebraska offers four so-called 529 college savings plans, named for a […]

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Losing streak stands at eight as Creighton again falls in final seconds

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Butler scored seven of the game’s final nine points and defeated Creighton for the first time since 1934, 64-61, on Wednesday night at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Butler (14-6, 4-3 BIG EAST) started the game quickly, as all five starters scored in the first four minutes as the Bulldogs raced to a 10-4 lead. […]

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Huskers add Williams as receivers coach to complete Riley’s coaching staff

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Keith Williams has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, completing Coach Mike Riley’s first full-time coaching staff with the Cornhuskers. Williams will coach the Nebraska wide receivers and joins the Husker program from Tulane University, where he has spent the previous three seasons. “Keith Williams is a tremendous addition to […]

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Legislator suggests legalizing poker to offset property tax hikes

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A popular card game would be reclassified as a game of skill, not gambling, under legislaton before the Unicameral. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says poker should be put in a different category so it can become legal in the state. “You can be a professional poker player but you cannot be a professional coin […]

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Bill would add sexual orientation to state anti-discrimination law (AUDIO)

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Sexual orientation would be added to the state anti-discrimination laws under a bill introduced in the legislative session. Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln stated the time hasn’t come for such legislation, it passed long ago. “We’ll no longer wait as rights that are supposedly guarantee to all, but then denied in our workplaces and in […]

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State senator seeks change to allow DACA youth to drive

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A state senator hopes there’s a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver’s licenses. Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha accuses former Gov. Dave Heineman of stubbornly fighting against the driving privileges […]

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Nebraska beef exports exceeded $1-billion last year

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A state official says Nebraska beef exports reached a new milestone with record sales during the first 11 months of 2014. State ag director Greg Ibach says there were several factors leading to Nebraska’s beef producers exceeding the $1-billion mark in exports last year. “Worldwide demand is strong and in Nebraska, we’ve put a lot of […]

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Defense stars again for Huskers in 52-49 win over Gophers

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Three times in the final 16 seconds, Minnesota had a chance to tie the game against Nebraska on Tuesday night. Three times, the Gophers couldn’t knock down a game-tying three-pointer and the Huskers scraped by once again thanks to a suffocating defense. Andre Hollins, Carlos Morris, and DeAndre Mathieu each saw their three-point attempts miss […]

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Veteran Washington state Corrections official to become new Nebraska Corrections Director

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The Deputy Director of the state of Washington Department of Corrections has been named the new director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts has appointed Scott Frakes of Olympia, Washington as the director to replace Michael Kenney. Ricketts made the appointment from recommendations made after a national search for […]

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Nebraska Farm Bureau backs property tax relief bills

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau is backing four bills introduced this legislative session that would lower property taxes for agriculture and ranch land. President Steve Nelson says the property tax burden has skyrocketed over the last 10 years and agriculture landowners are shouldering that burden. Nelson says, “The pieces necessary to provide a foundation for meaningful […]

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TransCanada files eminent domain papers in nine Nebraska courts

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TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP filed papers in local courts in nine Nebraska counties to acquire the remaining 12% of easements from landowners through eminent domain. This action was required to meet a January 22nd deadline set by the state of Nebraska. Andrew Craig is TransCanada’s land manager for the Keystone project and says they reached […]

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C.J. Carter named Summit League Player of the Week

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Senior guard CJ Carter was named The Summit League’s Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 12-18, the conference office announced Monday. Carter collected his second player of the week accolade of the year and the third of his career after a 45-point performance that stands as the NCAA’s second-highest scoring game this season. […]

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After six tries, NU women finally break through against Purdue

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No. 16 Nebraska moved their Big Ten Conference winning streak to four games with a 69-59 women’s basketball win over Purdue on Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  With the win, Nebraska improved to 14-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten while snapping a five-game series losing streak to Purdue. All-American point guard Rachel Theriot led […]

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Eastern Nebraska man dies after jumping from van

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A 33-year-old Beatrice man died from injuries suffered when he apparently jumped from a moving van near Pickrell, early Sunday morning. Gage County Sheriff’s authorities say Jason Meisenhelder had exited the rear door of a Dodge Ram Wagon Van, while the vehicle was moving. Sheriff’s deputies, Beatrice Fire and Rescue and Pickrell Quick Response team […]

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