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Nebraska Farm Bureau declares state tax system broken

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The Nebraska Farm Bureau has issued a challenge for the new governor and the new legislature: reform the state tax system. Farm Bureau Vice President Mark McHargue of Central City says the property tax is becoming an increasingly heavy burden for farmers. “The effect on the bottom line for our members is growing, it’s substantial,” […]

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Huskers head coach Mike Riley announces four assistant coaching hires

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University of Nebraska Head Football Coach Mike Riley announced on Thursday the hiring of four assistant football coaches that will help lead the Husker football program into the future. All four assistant coaches worked for Riley at Oregon State, and all have proven track records as great coaches, teachers, mentors and outstanding recruiters. The full-time […]

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Nebraska jumps out to lead, holds off Creighton for women’s college basketball win

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Emily Cady notched her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Rachel Theriot added 16 points and nine assists to power No. 12 Nebraska to a 60-57 women’s basketball win at Creighton on Thursday night. Nebraska improved to 8-1 on the season, while Creighton slipped to 4-5. Cady, a 6-2 […]

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Both sides await key Keystone XL court ruling (AUDIO)

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Both those opposed to the Keystone XL project and those who support the oil pipeline await an important decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court. A decision by the state Supreme Court could come soon either upholding or striking down state law that approved TransCanada’s route for Keystone XL through Nebraska. Lead plaintiff in the lawsuit […]

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Famed Oak Ridge Boys to make one holiday stop in the state (AUDIO)

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One of the most successful and longest-running country music acts will be making one stop in Nebraska next week. The Oak Ridge Boys are marking their 25th annual Christmas tour in their 41st year as a band. Bass singer Richard Sterban says the show is divided into two sections, the first being a rundown of […]

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Mississippi educator visits Nebraska as university presidential search continues

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One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday. Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, […]

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UNMC takes pride in TIME praise of Ebola fighters

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Those that work at Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit feel a sense of pride that TIME magazine selected men and women on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as their person of the year. “Just a feeling of gratefulness for being able to be here to be that support for those people […]

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Cotton lays out for simple goals for the Huskers over the final month of the season (AUDIO)

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First practice for the Nebraska football team since the firing of Bo Pelini. Barney Cotton, who is the interim coach leading the Huskers in the Holiday Bowl had a four goals for his team over the final three weeks of the 2014 season.  Cotton has taken the responsibility of running this team very seriously and […]

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Crete apartment fire claims a life, leaves families homeless

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An apartment fire in Crete has claimed the life of one man and left 11 families homeless. 56-year-old Thomas Luzum died in the fire, according to Saline County authorities. Firefighters found Luzum’s body in a bedroom of a ground-level apartment where the fire is believed to have begun. Fire officials say everyone escaped the building, […]

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Trooper stops van on I-80, seizes 135 pounds of marijuana

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A trooper who stopped a couple of vehicles on Interstate 80 seized 135 pounds of marijuana, along with a bit of cocaine and some paraphernalia. Two people have been arrested. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped an eastbound rental truck just off the NW 48th Street exit in Lincoln. An NSP drug dog […]

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Seward woman convicted in death of man thrown from her car

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A young Seward woman has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide in a 2013 fatal accident in which two young men were thrown from her car. According to the Attorney General’s office, 21-year-old Jessica Percival lost control of her car June 16th of 2013 with two passengers hanging out of the windows. Both 22-year-old Austin […]

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Nebraska selected for National Veterans Golden Age Games

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Nebraska will host the National Veterans Golden Age Games August 8th through the 12th. VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Health Care System Public Affairs Director Will Ackerman says upwards of 800 veterans, age 55 and older from across the country will compete in air rifle shooting, badminton, bowling, golf, horseshoes, swimming, track and field events and […]

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Nebraska ranks as the nation’s 10th healthiest state

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Nebraska rose one notch and again ranks in the top ten on the latest report that rates the states for their health and wellbeing. Dr. Rhonda Randall, spokeswoman for the United Health Foundation, says the list is compiled by comparing 30 different criteria in four main categories: behaviors, community environment, public policy and the clinical […]

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Cardinals shock Huskers 74-73 on last second shot

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The transition to Division I basketball may have been sped up a bit for Incarnate Word on Wednesday night. Kyle Hittle’s baseline shot with just over three seconds to play helped the Cardinals stun Nebraska 74-73 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, sending the Huskers to their second straight loss. But Incarnate Word might be the true story, […]

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Predicted record high employment numbers

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Nebraska is on another top ten national economic development ranking. Governor Dave Heineman says the American Economic Development and Pollina Corporate placed the state in 4th best in the nation. Governor Heineman also announced today that the job growth count is expected to top 1.1 million by 2015, a record high employment for the state. […]

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