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Legislators again complain about lack of property tax movement

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State legislators have advanced a break on personal property taxes. But, it’s not much of a break in the eyes of some lawmakers. In fact, debate on Legislative Bill 259 focused less on the bill and more on the overall lack of movement of property tax relief legislation. Numerous lawmakers have complained that bills, such […]

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Rough weather rumbles through state, more to come

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A weak tornado touched down near the Gage-Lancaster County line last night during severe thunderstorms that brought hail, heavy rain and high winds. The twister was reported near the towns of Cortland and Adams, but there are no reports of any serious damage. Brian Miller, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the biggest […]

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Creighton softball ends season with victory over Providence

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One day after Providence dashed the postseason hopes of the Creighton softball team, the Bluejays returned the favor with a 6-3 win in its season finale at the Friars’ Raymond Field on Sunday. Creighton (22-21, 7-12 BIG EAST) quickly built a 4-0 lead over Providence (16-23, 8-11) and never looked back. The Bluejays salvaged a […]

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Omaha’s African American community’s reaction to riots in Baltimore

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Protestors took to the streets hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore this week burning buildings, looting, assaulting police and bystanders. If a situation like that happened here, Willie Hamilton with Black Men United says Omaha’s African American community would likely react the same way. Hamilton says there are things others not in that community […]

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April’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index report

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The latest Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April in nine Midwestern states points to slow economic growth ahead. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says the overall index for the month of April rose to 52.7 from March’s 51.4. Goss says, “Firms linked to energy and agriculture are experiencing pullbacks in economic activity. Growth in Oklahoma […]

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Offense struggles as Creighton softball drops doubleheader to Bulldogs

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The Creighton softball suffered two setbacks in the seventh inning in a doubleheader against Drake by scores of 1-0 and 5-1 in the Bluejays’ home series finale at the CU Sports Complex. Creighton (21-19) found itself tied entering the seventh frame of both games but Drake (30-19) put together late-game rallies to break ties in […]

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650 Students taking part in Ag Literacy Festival

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For the next three days the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington will be invaded by about 650 third grade students in a four county area for the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension’s Ag Literacy Festival. Dodge County Extension Educator Tracy Behnken says only 5% of our state’s population currently live on farms and we […]

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Sen. Sasse: Iran should never have nuclear weapons (AUDIO)

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United States Senator Ben Sasse remains leery of Iran as negotiations continue on a nuclear deal. Sasse says there has been a shift in how the United States deals with Iran, with the Obama Administration no longer holding to America’s traditional stance that Iran can never have a nuclear arsenal. “What’s different is the international […]

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National Walk at Lunch Day for a great cause

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Grab your walking shows before leaving home because it is the 9th annual National Walk at Lunch Day. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Community Relations Specialist Tara Friesen says they are adding a bit of an incentive to get people moving. She says first log on to “nebraskablue.com/walk” and sign their pledge to promise […]

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Rash of K-2 overdoses in Lincoln has lawmaker concerned

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A rash of problems with synthetic marijuana in Lincoln has prompted a state senator to re-double his efforts to ban K-2. Lincoln police, paramedics, and hospital personnel have been coping with more than 100 cases of young people over-dosing on K-2 the past two weeks. The problem has the attention of state lawmakers. Sen. Matt […]

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Baby Boomer retirement = economic concerns

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There is big concern over a recent poll showing 28% of all Americans have less than $1,000 saved for retirement and 57% with less than $25,000. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss says 100-thousand baby boomers retire every day and too many people are getting into the “economic wagon” and too few are pushing it. Goss […]

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For Nebraska, converting 2 to 4 lanes on 275 could equal $145M

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A trade and industry group says finishing the Nebraska Expressway System is long overdue. And could boost the state economy. Executive Director Josh Moenning with 4 Lanes 4 Nebraska says the expressway system project had long been touted as the top priority of the Nebraska Department of Roads. “It’s nearly 30 years old and the […]

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South-central Nebraska shooting victim released from hospital, suspect still on the loose

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A Lexington man wounded in a shooting that touched off a manhunt in south-central Nebraska has been released from the hospital while the suspect remains at large. The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male, with a tattoo on his neck. At the time of the shooting, police believe he was wearing dark pants, […]

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Stabbing victim from western Nebraska fatal shooting released

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A western Nebraska dentist, allegedly stabbed by her husband, has been released from a Colorado hospital. Leasa Hlavinka, a victim of suspected domestic assault, was first treated at a hospital in Sidney before being flown to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO. Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub reports two Sidney police officers […]

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Bounds sees University of Nebraska as a world-changer (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the possibilities in Nebraska attracted him to the position. Bounds says he’s still in the listening phase, but knows he wants the university campuses to find the areas in which they can be the best in the world. “As we would say on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, […]

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