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Ben Sasse to take oath, become newest Nebraska US Senator

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United States Sen.-elect Ben Sasse takes the oath of office today in Washington, becoming the newest Nebraska Senator. Sasse succeeds Sen. Mike Johanns, who is stepping down from the Senate after serving a term and retiring from public office after 32 years at all levels of government. Sasse is one of 13 freshmen Senators; 12 […]

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Gov.-elect Ricketts ready to take oath, get started (AUDIO)

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Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts takes the oath of office Thursday afternoon, becoming the state’s first new governor in 10 years. Ricketts won a tight race in the Republican primary, then cruised to an easy victory to become the successor to Gov. Dave Heineman. Ricketts has been busy studying the state budget during the transition period, spending […]

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UNK’s Beranek named MIAA men’s hoops player of the week

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Nebraska-Kearney’s Connor Beranek has been named the MIAA Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week. Connor had 17 points & 16 rebounds (all defensive) in the Lopers’ 65-64 home win over 8th-ranked Central Missouri on Saturday night. Rebounding a missed shot with 14 seconds to go, he was fouled on the play. He hit the two free throws […]

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Big night from Shields not enough as Hawkeyes hold down Huskers

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Despite a game-high 25 points from Shavon Shields, the Nebraska basketball team fell at Iowa, 70-59, on Monday evening in Iowa City. Shields posted his third straight 20-point game and sixth of the season as the Huskers drop to 8-6, 0-2 Big Ten. Nebraska was in foul trouble most of the first half, and trailed by eight […]

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Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […]

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Rural Nebraska homeowners see benefits of USDA program

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More than $114-million in federal funding was delivered to Nebraska families for home repairs, rental assistance and home ownership last year. USDA Rural Development housing grants are used in communities of 20,000 or fewer people, according to the program’s state director Maxine Moul. Moul says, “We were able to help more than 1,100 families in […]

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Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […]

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Indoor Air Show at Strategic Air & Space Museum

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host an Indoor Air Show on Saturday, January 17th. Marketing Director Deb Hermann says the show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio controlled -RC- models. The model pilots will demonstrate loops, flips and barrel rolls in the Durham Restoration Hangar. Hermann says […]

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Former federal cyber security chief sentenced to 25 years on child porn charges

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The former acting director of cyber security at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on various child pornography charges. A federal jury in the District of Nebraska in late August convicted 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, formerly of Germantown, Maryland of engaging in a child […]

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New report shows rural Nebraskans pay more in taxes

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The OpenSky Policy Institute released a report today that shows rural Nebraskans pay more property and income taxes on a per-capita basis than those living in urban areas. Executive Director Renee Fry says, “Although income taxes paid in rural areas are lower, property taxes there are higher so that rural residents pay more when both taxes […]

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Sen. Johanns recalls days at USDA fondly (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns looks back fondly at his time as Secretary of Agriculture. Johanns is retiring after 32 years in public office, including serving as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. “You know you’re in the cabinet room and there’s no higher board or commission or whatever […]

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Home bought for NU president to be sold

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A house purchased by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the future home of the university president will be sold before it ever becomes the president’s residence. The University of Nebraska Foundation purchased the house at 2810 South 27th Street in Lincoln in December of 2013 at the request of the Board of […]

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Gov. Heineman wraps up 10 years as governor this week (AUDIO)

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First, Gov. Dave Heineman assures us it doesn’t seem like it has been 10 years. But, it has. Heineman leaves the governor’s office this year after occupying it longer than anyone else. In an interview with Nebraska Radio Network, Heineman says seven years as state Treasurer and three as Lt. Governor prepared him to take […]

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Suh emotional after loss, Burkhead breaks big run as both former NU stars lose playoff games

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It was not a good day yesterday for former NU players in the NFL. Earlier in the day Rex Burkhead and the Cincinnati Bengals were another first round exit team. The Bengals have yet to win a playoff game since 1990. 26-10 loss at Indy. Burkhead had one carry for 23 yards. Also had three […]

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US healthcare worker exposed to Ebola arrives in Omaha

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An American health care worker who experienced a high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus has arrived in Nebraska. Extra precautions were taken to transport the worker from Sierra Leone to the Biocantainment Unit in Omaha. First, the worker was flown via air ambulance from Africa to the United States. Then, a special ambulance transported the […]

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