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Embroiled in controversy early, Sen. Chambers wins in the end

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This legislative session saw many twists and turns, but none as unlikely as a legislature united in its criticism of Sen. Ernie Chambers earlier in the session, then largely following Chambers’ lead to repeal the death penalty at the end of the session. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha noticed. McCoy led the legislative criticism of […]

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Fast start boosts Storm Chasers

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The Omaha Storm Chasers scored two runs in the second inning and four more in the third to post a 6-2 victory at El Paso in Pacific Coast League action. With the victory Omaha climbs back to the .500 mark at 27-27 on the season. Casey Kotchman and Erik Kratz both homer and Yohan Pino […]

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Lincoln bullpen fails in Laredo

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The bullpen failed to hold the lead, again, as the Lincoln Saltdogs lost at Laredo 7-6. It was the Saltdogs seventh straight loss as they fall to 4-9. The Saltdogs scored five runs on two hits, with three walks and three errors in the top of the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. Laredo rallied […]

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Mary Yori takes over at Nebraska Wesleyan

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Mary Yori is returning to the collegiate coaching ranks. The former Creighton All-American has been named the new head softball coach and intramural director at Nebraska Wesleyan. Yori spent 21 years as a head coach, including 11 years at Nebraska-Omaha where she posted a 459-158 record. She also had a lengthy coaching stint at Colorado […]

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Nebraska senators vote against revised Patriot Act (AUDIO)

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A revised version of the Patriot Act, called the USA Freedom Act, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama. The USA Freedom Act won easy approval in the Senate, which was brought to a standstill by Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate and long-time opponent of the Patriot Act’s authorization of broad […]

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Hungry children during the summer months

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As kids start to enjoy their summer vacation there are 146-thousand in Nebraska wishing they were back in school. These are the children that received free or reduced school lunches and now they may not know where their next meal comes from. Food Bank for the Heartland is the largest food bank in Nebraska and […]

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Educators gather in Kearney for career conference

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Hundreds of the state’s top education leaders are in Kearney this week for the annual Nebraska Career Education Conference. Nicole Coffey is the state coordinator for this year’s event, now in its 41st year. “We have a little over 600 participants at this conference,” Coffey says. “They range from career education teachers to school counselors […]

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University of Nebraska-Omaha adds LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor

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Starting this fall the University of Nebraska – Omaha is adding a new LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor to its curriculum. Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Jay Irwin says this program will be valuable to students as they enter the corporate and business world. Dr. Irwin says, “It is going to focus on all sorts of identities in […]

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Orthopedic surgeon, former Husker, charged with DUI, child neglect

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An orthopedic surgeon and former Husker football player faces a variety of charges after crashing into a couple of parked cars in Lincoln. Lincoln police report Dr. Scott Strasburger, 52, hit a couple of parked vehicles Tuesday afternoon, then drove off. Strasburger then hit another vehicle and was unable to exchange information with the other […]

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Lincoln man given life in prison for murder of wife

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A 34-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of his 28-year-old wife. Kevin “Mike” Miller pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the death of Kelsey Miller. The remains of Miller were found in a Lincoln storage unit in December, six days after […]

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Sen. Fischer hears worries about Russia during Eastern European trip

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has led a Congressional delegation tour of a number of Eastern European countries. Fischer says the group, which included a number of senators and one member of the House, visited several countries that were formerly part of the communist bloc under the control of the Soviet Union. “And were able […]

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Platte Institute’s review of the legislative session

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Nebraska’s Platte Institute for Economic Research is reviewing this past legislative session and Executive Director Jim Vokal says the repeal of the death penalty, prison reform and driver’s licenses for children of illegal immigrants took front and center but it is frustrating serious tax relief and education reform didn’t happen.   Vokal says Nebraska has the […]

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Husker soccer team set for trip to Canada

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The Nebraska women’s soccer team is headed to Canada later this week for a series of matches and the Huskers will also take in some of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Huskers have seven matches scheduled against Canadien teams in Ontario and Quebec. They will also attend five matches of the first stage of […]

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Saltdog skid reaches six games

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Laredo scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and added two more in the bottom of the eight to down the Lincoln Saltdogs 9-5 in Laredo on Tuesday night. Jon Gaston homered and Mitch Canham had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Saltdogs (4-8), who dropped their […]

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Omaha falls in El Paso

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Tommy Medica and Alex Dickerson homered as El Paso knocked off the Omaha Storm Chasers, 7-4, Tuesday night in the opener of a four-game series at Southwest University Park. The Chihuahuas scored three times in the first inning and twice in the second inning to take the lead for good as the Storm Chasers fall […]

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