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Nebraska’s consumer confidence dips while businesses show optimism

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Consumer confidence is down at the beginning of the year, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research (BBR). The group’s monthly index shows a 4.3% decline from December to January. BBR Director Eric Thompson says he is not surprised. “I think the decline from December to January probably reflects sort of the […]

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Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use rates lower in Nebraska, compared to U.S.

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports smoking rates are declining for teens and adults. A new survey shows that from 2011 to 2013, the rate dropped 2.5 percentage points for adults and more than four points for teens. DHHS Prevention Manager Renee Faber says the decline is due to public education efforts, but […]

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Sen. Marco Rubio says America must change or decline (AUDIO)

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio took a break from campaigning in Iowa to cross the state line and speak to a gathering of Nebraska Republicans, telling them America must face its problems or become a nation in decline. Rubio was the headline speaker at the Nebraska Republican Party’s Founders’ Day event at the LaVista Embassy […]

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Gordon rejects Royals’ qualifying offer for ’16

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The Royals headed into Friday knowing that there was a great chance that left fielder Alex Gordon would decline the team's one-year qualifying contract offer. Gordon indeed took that step, opting to test his value on the free-agent market.

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Dip in economic indicator points to slowing Nebraska economy

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A dip in the state leading economic indicator could forecast a slowing of the Nebraska economy. The indicator tracked by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research declined by 0.13% percent in September. Bureau Director Eric Thompson points out it’s the first decline in six months. “But it is a decline and I think […]

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A counter campaign asks you to “decline to sign” death petition (AUDIO/VIDEO)

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You might well be asked to sign a petition to reinstate the death penalty, even as you are being urged not to sign. A petition drive underway by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty seeks enough signatures to place the death penalty on the November 2016 ballot. It is an effort to reverse the Unicameral’s decision […]

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AAA Projects a Slight Decline in Memorial Day Travel

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Topeka, KS (May 22) – AAA projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year. Eighty-nine percent of travelers (31.2 million) will travel by automobile, an increase from 31.1 million last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period ...

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Rural Enterprise Zone

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A bill aimed at helping rural Kansas counties in decline is on its way to the Governor’s desk.  Approved last month by the Kansas Senate 34-5, the Kansas House of Representatives voted 102-18 last week to give its final approve to Senate Bill 198, known as the Rural Opportunity Zone Bill.  “As part of our Road Map for Kansas to ...

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