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Economist Cautions Against President’s Student Loan Plan

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Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says taxpayers will be the losers under President Obama’s new student loan executive order. Goss says the colleges and universities and borrowers will benefit at others’ expense.“A lot of these men and women that are out there working don’t have kids in college, won’t have kids in college, and is […] Read More »

Omaha loses, but hangs a half game out for the division lead

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Michael Taylor’s two-run single capped off a three-run sixth inning rally to help the Sacramento River Cats to a 3-2 win over Omaha Tuesday night in the second of four meetings at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers dipped to 34-31 overall and 16-17 away from home but did not lose any ground in the American Conference North Division […] Read More »

Two Nebraska coaches named top assistants by USTFCCCA

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Nebraska assistant coaches Carrie Lane and Billy Maxwell were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday as they were selected as the Midwest Region Women’s and Men’s Assistant Coaches of the Year. Lane, in her third year as throws coach at Nebraska, has led the Huskers to […] Read More »

Husker softball adds transfer catcher for 2015

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The Husker softball team picked All-America catcher Steph Pasquale for 2015 who will transfer to Nebraska after spending her first four years of her career at Temple. She will have one season of eligibility for the Huskers after she suffered a broken hand and played in only 12 games. She received a medical hardship and […] Read More »

Job seekers may become job finders this summer

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A survey shows many Nebraska companies have plans to add employees between July and September. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows 22% of the companies surveyed expect to increase staff levels during the third quarter. Another 72% plan to maintain staffing levels, while 2% anticipate layoffs. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says those results are quite […] Read More »

Lincoln VA Shows Improvements, More Desired in Wake of Audit

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An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Nebraska or Iowa over the last decade, but have not yet been seen.Associate Chief of Medicine at the Lincoln VA, Dr. Christie Emler, expresses concern at the latest findings.“We don’t want any veterans waiting in Nebraska and western […] Read More »

Search Continues for Richardson County Shooting Suspect

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Richardson County Sheriff Randy Houser says a 70-square mile search of the northwestern section of Richardson County turned up nothing following the wounding of Deputy Sheriff Josh Nincehelser early Monday morning. “The most important thing of searching that corner of the county was that basically eliminated where he was not,” Sheriff Houser says. “We don’t know […] Read More »

Increase in motorcycle crashes

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Compared to the same time one year ago the number of accidents involving motorcycles is up significantly. Nebraska Department of Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek says there are several reasons for the increase in accident numbers. He says first of all with the return of nice weather there are more motorcycles on the road. With […] Read More »

Terry Disappointed By Latest VA Audit Findings

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A new Veterans Affairs internal audit released Monday revealed that more than 57,000 veterans waited at least 90 days before getting their first appointment, with another 60,000 never having received care over the last decade. Those numbers include nearly 1,000 veterans in Nebraska and Iowa who’ve not had appointments. Congressman Lee Terry says waiting for specialty […] Read More »

Storm Chasers shut out Sacramento

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Ryan Verdugo gave up just one hit over six innings and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, as Omaha blanked Sacramento, 2-0, Monday night in the opener of a four-game set at Raley Field. The Storm Chasers improved to 34-30 overall and 16-16 on the road but remained one-half game behind front-running Oklahoma City […] Read More »

Three more punch tickets to Omaha and College World Series

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The College World Series field is set as Ole Miss, Virginia and TCU all earned berths Monday night. Ole Miss is headed back to the College World Series for the first time in 42 years after beating Louisiana-Lafayette, 10-4, on Monday. The Rebels won the best-of-three Super Regional series, 2-1. They will next play Virginia […] Read More »

Corn crops in NE Nebraska 30-70% lost due to hail

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Damage is still being assessed from the severe weather that swept across eastern Nebraska a week ago today. In addition to tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail wiped out some crops, particularly in the northeast corner of the state. Randy Guill, director of the Madison County Farm Service Agency, says he’s […] Read More »

Petition Drive Continues to Increase Minimum Wage

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Organizers of a petition drive to raise the state’s minimum wage say they’ve been collecting signatures for three weeks and are hitting their goals. Nebraskans for Better Wages spokesman State Senator Jeremy Nordquist says the group hopes to gather 83,000 verified signatures by July 3rd, the deadline to put the question before voters in the […] Read More »

Rare Mosquito Disease Found in Nebraska

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The first Nebraska case of a mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya was recently reported to state health officials. Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health Dr. Joseph Acierno says it isn’t found in mosquitoes in the United States, but travelers to Africa, Europe and Asia need to take precautions. “Travel associated cases of this disease […] Read More »

Congressman Fortenberry Remembers D-Day in France

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Congressional members, including Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, marked the D-Day Anniversary in France last Friday with President Obama and other world leaders in attendance.Fortenberry says that it was an extraordinary experience for him to not only see the site of the historic D-Day invasion in person, but to experience Friday with so many veterans. Fortenberry noted […] Read More »