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Easing of mortgage requirements

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Many Nebraskans were impacted when the housing bubble burst around 2007 and residents and banks foreclosed on many homes. After that mortgage companies and banks put in place strict rules on mortgage eligibility for consumers and home sales plummeted. Frank Packard-Reed is a real estate expert and says they are starting to ease lending requirements. […]

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UNL professor says Obama not ready to embrace Netanyahu Iran strategy

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor says the Obama Administration isn’t ready to play hardball against Iran as advocated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu addressed Congress Tuesday about the danger Iran poses to Israel, the United States, and the entire world as it continues to develop a nuclear program. Netanyahu stated that everyone should walk away […]

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Winner-take-all Electoral College bill advances, barely (AUDIO)

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A measure proposing Nebraska revert to the winner-take-all distribution of presidential electors has cleared an important hurdle, yet still faces an uncertain future. Supporters broke a filibuster without a vote to spare when Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha switched and cast a ballot to end eight hours of debate he called a waste of time. […]

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Creighton loses another BIG EAST heartbreaker

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The Creighton men’s basketball team gave fourth-ranked Villanova all it could handle on Tuesday night, but in the end the Wildcats escaped Omaha with a 76-72 win over the host Bluejays. The setback marked the sixth league defeat this season in which Creighton led in the final minute. Creighton (13-17, 4-13 BIG EAST) trailed by […]

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Boys basketball scores from 3/3/15

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Adams Central 49, Aurora 34 Amherst 72, Kenesaw 49 BDS 45, Lourdes Central Catholic 35 Bancroft-Rosalie 48, Stuart 47 (OT) Beatrice 64, Crete 38 Bertrand 68, Anselmo-Merna 54 Bloomfield 60, Omaha Nation 40 Clearwater/Orchard 60, Ansley-Litchfield 34 Falls City Sacred Heart 57, Exeter-Milligan 42 Gretna 71, Elkhorn South 67 High Plains Community 58, Mead 49 […]

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Winter weather provides harsh test for elderly drivers

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Nebraska’s population is among the nation’s oldest and some motorists continue to drive on the state’s roads well into their 90s, which for some, may pose a risk to themselves and others. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA, says family members need to be direct with their elders when safety is clearly becoming an issue. “It’s important […]

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Legislature tables expanded gambling measure

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A proposal to ask voters to strike down Nebraska’s ban on gambling has been tabled for the session. Legislators passed on a 27-16 vote a motion to table by Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, who objected to a provision in the bill that would allow the Unicameral to expand gambling without taking the issue to […]

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Icy conditions likely cause of deadly crash in Omaha

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Authorities released the name of the man killed this morning in a one vehicle accident near 186th and State Street near Bennington in Omaha. Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department say 44-year-old Patrick Dubas was behind the wheel of a Chevy Trailblazer and heading westbound when he slid off the road and struck a […]

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104,795 Nebraskans may be impacted by security breach

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More than 100-thousand Nebraskans could be impacted by the security breach at health insurer Anthem. Anthem does not sell policies or process claims here but Nebraska Assistant Attorney General Tyler Moore says there are two different avenues through which could impact Nebraskans. Moore says Nebraskans could be impacted if their employer is located in one […]

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Class A Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

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A-1 Monday’s results Norfolk 68, Bellevue East 44 Omaha Burke 68, Grand Island 45 Tuesday’s final Omaha Burke (13-10) at Norfolk (24-0), 7 p.m. A-2 Monday’s final Creighton Prep 61, Omaha Central 49 A-3 Monday’s final Omaha South 50, Papillion-La Vista 37 A-4 Monday’s final Omaha North 75, Omaha Westside 60 A-5 Monday’s final Bellevue […]

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Class B Boys Basketball District Results from 3/2/15

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Class B B-1 Monday’s results Plattsmouth 58, Lincoln Pius X 57 Norris 42, Waverly 39, OT Tuesday’s final Plattsmouth (15-8) vs. Norris (6-16), 7 p.m. B-2 Monday’s results Gretna 62, Ralston 53 Elkhorn South 64, Omaha Skutt 52 Tuesday’s final Gretna (23-2) vs. Elkhorn South (18-4), 7:30 p.m. B-3 Monday’s results Blair 55, Bennington 50, OT Mount Michael 50, […]

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Class C Boys Basketball District Finals

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DISTRICT FINALS Monday 3-2-15 results C1-1 at Nebraska City Falls City 50, Boys Town 48 C1-2 at Doane (Crete) Lincoln Christian 43, Wilber-Clatonia 39, OT C1-3 at Midland (Fremont) Bishop Neumann 50, Columbus Scotus 42 C1-4 at Wayne State Winnebago 73, Norfolk Catholic 49 C1-5 at Kearney Grand Island Central Catholic 53, Gothenburg 47 C1-6 […]

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TransCanada still “fully committed” to continuing Keystone XL pipeline

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Despite two big setbacks last week, TransCanada officials say they are continuing with plans to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Obama vetoed legislation that would have approved construction of the project. Also, a Nebraska district court granted an injunction ending TransCanada’s use of eminent domain to acquire easements for the pipeline. TransCanada spokesman […]

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Study gauges impact of Nebraska’s “safety net” programs

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The private philanthropy group that puts out the “Kids Count” survey every year is releasing a new report detailing the state-by-state impact of so-called “safety net” government programs on children. Laura Speer, with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, says their findings indicate programs like food stamps and housing subsidies are significantly improving lives in Nebraska […]

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Gov. Ricketts, AG Peterson defend Nebraska definition of marriage (AUDIO)

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Governor Pete Ricketts stands by his support of Nebraska’s definition of marriage, despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning it. Attorney General Doug Peterson has appealed the ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Federal judge Joseph Bataillon has struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage, though he made his ruling effective a […]

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