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Legislators move tax break bills, but not broad-based relief

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State lawmakers have advanced a couple of tax breaks, but not until hearing a number of legislators grumble about the lack of broad-based property tax relief. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion opposes a tax break for the state’s zoos (LB 419), because the Unicameral hasn’t acted on reducing the property tax burden. “I understand the […]

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8th Circuit holds off, will wait for Supreme Court same-sex ruling

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The 8th United States Circuit Court of Appeals is deferring to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of same-sex marriage. Nebraska had been scheduled to defend its definition of marriage, which prohibits same-sex marriage on May 12th during a hearing in Omaha. Missouri, South Dakota, and Arkansas, all with similar marriage definitions, are also […]

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Lawmakers hear gripes about TransCanada in oil pipeline hearing

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TransCanada and the proposed $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline have returned to the Capitol as an issue before the Unicameral. The Judiciary Committee heard hours of testimony on LB 473, which would not allow a foreign company to use eminent domain to acquire easements for a pipeline and would remove the power of approving […]

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More teens and young adults suffering hearing loss

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The World Heath Organization estimates 1.1-billion teens and young adults will suffer hearing loss due to listening to loud music for long periods of time using ear buds. Dr. Michi Diller is an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha and says this is an issue that should not be ignored. Dr. Diller […]

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Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

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Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.

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Jenkins competency hearing set for March 2

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Experts at the Nebraska Regional Center issued a report to the court yesterday that convicted killer Nikko Jenkins is competent and understands sentencing proceedings. A three judge panel will determine his fate and Omaha Defense Attorney William Gallup says his mental illness will be a factor. Gallup says, “The primary mitigating fact would be his […]

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Washington Woman Charged With Trafficking Contraband In Norton County

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A Washington, Kansas woman will appear at the July motion day in Norton County District Court. Jennifer Layman has been charged with three counts of trafficking contraband into a correctional facility in connection with an alleged April 14th incident.  Those charges are level five and six non-person felonies.  Layman made her first appearance May 5th. During her preliminary hearing, she ...

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