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Former NDEQ Director raises questions about “Waters of US” proposal (AUDIO)

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A former director of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality says the Environmental Protection Agency is trying to fix something that isn’t broken in its controversial proposal to expand the Clean Water Act. Former NDEQ Director Mike Linder has analyzed the EPA move to update the Clean Water Act, called “Waters of the United States” […] Read More »

USDA to survey Nebraska farmers on chemical use

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A sample of Nebraska corn growers will soon be asked to report on their use of pesticides and fertilizer. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted on different crops each year and 2014 is a corn year. Greg Thessen, the regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, says once the data is collated and […] Read More »

Under ACA, we all must become better health care consumers

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A state official says Nebraskans must become better consumers of health insurance under the new federal health insurance law. Administrator for Health Policy Martin Swanson with the Department of Insurance says many Nebraskans still have questions as the Affordable Care Act moves into its second year. “The questions that we often hear are, ‘Do I […] Read More »

Film Classic event features “The Birds”

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Fans of the silver screen will not want to miss this event in Omaha on November 7th. Nebraska’s film historian Bruce Crawford’s latest movie classic event will feature Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 thriller “The Birds”.    Actress Tippi Hedren played the lead role of Melanie Daniels in “The Birds” and will attend the event and speak to […] Read More »

One dead, one severely injured in Omaha traffic crash

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One person has died, another has suffered serious injuries in a traffic wreck in Omaha. Omaha police report 42-year-old Robert Robison of Omaha died at a local hospital. He was driving the sports utility vehicle. A passenger, 36-year-old Tracy Hale of Omaha, suffered critical injuries. Hale is being treated at Creighton University Medical Center. Another […] Read More »

“Boy and girl” controversy goes local in comments to Lincoln School Board

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It became a national topic of conversation last week. Now, local opinions have been expressed about the controversy that flared up in Lincoln over gender-inclusiveness training at a middle school. Dozens addressed the Lincoln Public School Board and school officials during the public comment period prior to the regular school board meeting Tuesday evening. Lincoln […] Read More »

Before Gordon had success with the Royals, he also had success as a youngster in Missouri

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The MINK Baseball League, a summer, college-level, wood-bat league currently comprised of teams in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska, is feeling special pride these days, watching several former players in the league help their current Major League Baseball teams to postseason success.  Of the four clubs still competing for the American and National league championships and […] Read More »

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Oct. 16th

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All Nebraskans are urged to take part in Thursday’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma says earthquakes are rare here but they can and do happen in the Midwest. According to the U-S Geological Survey the two largest earthquakes to strike Nebraska happened on March 28, 1964 near Merriman […] Read More »

Final results for the 2014 Girls Golf Championships

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CLASS A TEAM STANDINGS: Elkhorn South 725, Papillion-La Vista 740, Millard North 766, Lincoln Southwest 780, Omaha Marian 780–top five finishers CLASS A INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1. Nia Station, Omaha Burke, 162 2. Megan Whittaker, Elkhorn South, 173 3. Spencer Roach, Papillion-La Vista 175 4. Makenzie Fuss, Omaha Marian, 177 CLASS B TEAM STANDINGS: Scottsbluff 752, Omaha Skutt 764, Omaha […] Read More »

Bridge repairs & unfunded mandates among top issues for county leaders

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County leaders from across the state will gather in Kearney this week for the annual legislative conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials. Executive director Larry Dix says several issues are on the agenda, including the zoning debate that’s underway in the state. “There’s a number of reports that are somewhat concerning in the […] Read More »

Supreme Court to decide dispute over Republican River usage (AUDIO)

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A dispute between Nebraska and Kansas over use of water flowing from the Republican River is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court. Attorney General Jon Bruning is confident the Supreme Court will validate the decision reached by a special master it appointed, who rejected Kansas’ claim Nebraska owed it $80 million […] Read More »

More than 75 pounds of marijuana seized in I-80 traffic stop

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More than 75 pounds of marijuana have been seized after a heavy-duty pick-up pulling a trailer was stopped for speeding in a construction zone on Interstate 80 in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper pulled the truck over Monday evening near the I-80/Highway 77 exit on I-80. The truck was pulling a trailer […] Read More »

Farmers – mark you calendar

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Nebraska farmers have a few deadlines coming up regarding two new programs included in the Farm Bill.   The first date that farmers can sign up for Agricultural Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage programs is November 17th. FSA Administrator Val Dolcini says farmers have until March 31st to make a selection. Dolcini says they […] Read More »

Nebraska Medicine’s safety protocol for Ebola care

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A nurse in Dallas that cared for an Ebola patient continues to recover after contracting the illness. Nebraska Medicine, formerly the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is treating their second Ebola patient. Dr. Phil Smith is the director of the biocontainment unit and wants to reassure the public that every precaution is in place to […] Read More »

Nebraska Wesleyan student had been on party bus prior to I-80 death

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Investigators say 22-year-old Maury Lorence was on a party bus rented by a fellow Nebraska Wesleyan student prior to his death on Interstate 80 very early Sunday morning. The search for a dark colored semi tractor-trailer with polished aluminum rear doors continues. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office believes that was the vehicle which first hit […] Read More »