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Wife of fallen Marine gives birth to son

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The wife of a Nebraska native U.S. Marine who was killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal last month has given birth to his son. Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz’s wife, Ashley, gave birth earlier this week.  She was pregnant when the 29-year-old from Wilcox deployed to Nepal to deliver supplies after a major earthquake. Dustin Lukasiewicz’s […]

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Scientists call for ban on future oil sands development

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As TransCanada continues the push to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline across Nebraska, a new effort is emerging to put a moratorium on all oil sands development in North America. Sarah Hobbie, a professor at the University of Minnesota, is among more than 100 climate scientists, economists and biologists who’ve signed an open letter, […]

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A piece of Nebraska lands, once again, on the beaches of Normandy, France

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A tribute to the ingenuity of a Nebraska native now sits on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry has returned to the United States after participating in the dedication ceremonies for the Utah Beach Higgins Memorial. The dedication took place during the 71st anniversary celebration of the D-Day invasion, which marked the turning […]

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Nebraska Beekeepers’ Association Fun Day

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Most people run when they see a bee but next time you may want to give them a bit more respect. Bees pollinate about one-third of our food supply and their numbers are dropping. Dustin Scholl is with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association and owner of K & D Honey Bees near Seward and he says […]

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Nebraska Beekeepers’ Association Fun Day

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Most people run when they see a bee but next time you may want to give them a bit more respect. Bees pollinate about one-third of our food supply and their numbers are dropping. Dustin Scholl is with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association and owner of K & D’s Honey Bees near Seward and he says […]

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Views of what makes for the good life differ depending on where you live

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City and country folk see things differently, especially when it comes to what they believe makes for the good life. Two public opinion polls were conducted last year by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. UNL Ag-Economics Survey Research Manager Becky Vogt says the polls […]

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100 fatalities on Nebraska roadways

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On June 9th, the death toll on Nebraska roads hit the 100 mark. The state’s fatality rate is up 22% compared to that date over the past four years. Statistics show that out of the 79 killed in car accidents this year 72% were not using their seat belt. Fred Zwonechek is the administrator for […]

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Nebraska gymnast named Academic All-American

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Nebraska men’s gymnastics standout Ethan Lottman captured 2015 Capital One Academic All-America honors. Lottman was named to second-team list and becomes the 13th academic All-American in program history.  The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a breakout season as a junior in 2015, adding a number of honors and awards to his list. He earned All-America honors at the […]

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Riley announces departures

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley says receiver Jariah Tolbert and safety LeRoy Alexander are leaving the Husker program and will continue their careers at different schools. Riley also announced in a statement that linebacker David Santos will not be...

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Gov. Ricketts backs Hicks-Sorensen in Wisconsin controversy

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses confidence in state Economic Development Director Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, who has been mentioned in news articles questioning a loan made by her former employer. The $500,000 loan provided to a donor of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now in default. The loan was approved by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation during Hicks-Sorensen’s […]

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Socialist Workers Party react to repeal of the death penalty

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The Socialist Workers Party is speaking about regarding repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Member Dennis Richter ran for Nebraska governor in 2014 and says all working people should fight to abolish the death penalty to end this instrument of class rule in all 50 states. Richter says, “In the United States there are […]

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Cross-country cyclist raises funds for killer childhood illness

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The dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science will be pedaling his bicycle across Nebraska this week to raise awareness and money about a rare childhood disease that’s always fatal. Dr. Greg Crawford is about halfway through his cross-country Road to Discovery ride that’s taking him from New York to California. Dr. […]

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Gov. Ricketts leads trade mission to Europe (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is making the pitch for Nebraska during a trade mission to Europe. Ricketts has visited with a number of businesses in Italy, pushing Nebraska as a great place to expand. “But I was struck by how many Italian companies are really looking to expand their operations outside of Europe and they’re looking […]

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Lincoln man sent to prison for defrauding investors

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A 46-year-old Lincoln man who told would-be investors he had develop windmills that operated on solar power and an inexpensive method to desalinate seawater has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Federal judge John Gerrard sentenced Scott Usher to seven years in federal prison and ordered him to pay nearly $520,000 in restitution. Usher’s […]

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Latino-American Commission condemns use of “wetback” during legislative debate (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska Latino-American Commission has condemned a state senator for using the term “wetback” during legislative floor debate. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion made the comment during debate on the DREAMers driver’s license bill (LB 623) on May 13th, referring to a crackdown on illegal immigration. “Now, let me give up a successful policy, Sen. […]

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