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Undetermined change in legislative term limits advances

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A proposal for the people to vote once again on legislative term limits advances in the Unicameral, though the change is up in the air. The sponsor of the constitutional amendment says he will settle on a plan during the next round of debate. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus says the Unicameral first needed to […]

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State senators debating term limits, again (AUDIO)

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State senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits. Well, not exactly their term limits. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus tells colleagues his constitutional amendment, LR 7 CA, would have no effect on any of them, only future lawmakers who would see the limit of two, four-terms […]

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Nebraska unemployment rate drops to lowest in the nation

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The state unemployment rate fell to 2.7%, the lowest in the nation. The Nebraska Department of Labor announced the preliminary unemployment rate for February stood at 2.7%, seasonally adjusted, down two-tenths of a percent from January, down nearly a percent from February of last year. The state unemployment rate for Nebraska also dropped below the […]

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Senator calls on Sen. Chambers to resign; Chambers refuses (AUDIO)

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Several state senators Thursday denounced anti-police statements made by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha. One senator called for his resignation. A number of senators criticized Chambers for his anti-police remarks during a committee meeting. Chambers compared police to the Islamic State and implied that if he carried a weapon and were confronted by police, he […]

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Randy Gregory fails NFL pot test at Combine

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NFL.com is reporting that former Nebraska star and potential top-ten draft pick, Randy Gregory, tested positive for marijuana in February at the scouting combine. Gregory admitted to the website that he’s been smoking pot for a long time and almost got kicked off the Husker football team. He said he smoking after graduating high school and tested […]

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Actress Jolie’s preventative cancer surgery

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Two years ago actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a precaution after blood tests showed she had an 87% chance of developing cancer. Last week Jolie underwent surgery and had both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after another test showed high markers, a sign of possible early cancer. Jolie’s mother, grandmother and aunt […]

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Nebraska could place business tax breaks under microscope

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Do tax breaks actually create jobs? It’s a question the Unicameral wants answered. A bill calling for the evaluation of tax incentive programs to lure businesses to Nebraska has advanced in the Unicameral. Speaker Galen Hadley of Kearney says Nebraska needs to determine whether companies would not have come to Nebraska “but for” the incentives […]

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Kansas man arrested in Nebraska after high-speed chase

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A high-speed pursuit that began in north-central Kansas ended with the arrest of a Kansas man in southeast Nebraska. Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen reports that 37-year-old Justin Sutterlin of Marysville, Kansas was arrested in Fairbury after fleeing several agencies in Kansas at speeds topping 100 miles-per-hour. Sorensen says the county communications center received an […]

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UNO’s Seven Days of Service project underway

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Students at the University of Nebraska – Omaha are on spring break this week but many are not heading to the beach. Jacqueline Wilber is the program coordinator for UNO’s Office of Civic and Social Responsibility and says many are sticking around for their 13th annual Seven Days of Service. Wilber says, “We are doing […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Aid worker exposed to Ebola is now out of Biocontainment Unit

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine reports that the American aid worker under observation for Ebola in their Biocontainment Unit since Sunday evening has been released and now is in the quarantined area of the facility. That worker exhibited Ebola symptoms and was placed in the unit as a precaution. The hospital […]

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Federal Reserve hints at interest rate increase

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The head of the Federal Reserve Wednesday hinted at an increase in interest rates but Janet Yellen was very careful not to say how much or when. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss interprets her message. Goss says, “I think it is time to move ahead but it is going to be a gradual increase. Don’t […]

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Abortion clinics would face new regulations under bill

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A bill to increase state regulations of abortion clinics draws emotional testimony at the Capitol. The Judiciary Committee has heard testimony on a bill that would require abortion clinics be defined as ambulatory surgical centers. Greg Schleppenbach with the Nebraska Catholic Conference says abortion clinics must be equipped for emergencies. “The real potential for life-threatening […]

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Conference in Stuart to focus on rural “in-migration”

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Many rural Nebraska communities are seeing more young individuals and families exploring the possibility of returning to their hometowns. There are roadblocks though, which is why the Central Nebraska Economic Development District is hosting a conference next week to discuss topics to help those communities. Judy Peterson is district’s executive director and says this is […]

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Facebook updates community standards

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There are new community standards for Facebook users. Omaha computer and technology expert Thor Schrock is the owner of Schrock Innovations and says the new rules help clarify what is and is not allowed. Schrock says, “”The trouble is what Facebook does is they don’t actually actively police their users. They wait for someone to […]

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