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Gov. Ricketts opposes Medicaid expansion bill before Unicameral (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts renews his opposition to expanding Medicaid as the Unicameral prepares to debate the latest proposal. Ricketts rejects claims that expanding Medicaid would boost the state economy. Ricketts says lawmakers should concentrate on providing job training so the working poor can upgrade to jobs with health care and on funding community health care […]

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Concerns over bill to increase state gas tax

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts continues to oppose LB 610, a bill that would increase the state’s gas taxes by six-cents a gallon. Governor Rickets says there are many other options. He says a national job search is underway to find someone to help us with the Dept. of Roads, how to construct them; compare per […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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Encouraging news for Nebraska’s job seekers in 2nd quarter

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More than one-quarter of the businesses in the state have plans to hire more employees during the coming three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says the survey covers Nebraska employers’ staffing plans for the calendar year’s second quarter. “We’re looking at 26% of companies that we interviewed […]

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Ricketts says being governor close to what he expected (AUDIO)

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Gov. Peter Ricketts has been on the job a little more than 60 days and says he’s adjusting to life in the role as governor. The question came up during the governor’s agricultural conference in Kearney. Sixty days into his administration, has being governor been what candidate Peter Ricketts expected? “I think it is pretty […]

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Herrera enjoying being on roll

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Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been on quite a roll. After a rescue job in Friday night's 6-3 Royals win over the Rangers, Herrera had pitched 21 straight scoreless innings, dating back to June 27. Much to his surprise.

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Sveum back in Chicago with new league, team

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Dale Sveum, who managed the Cubs to a 66-96 record in 2013, was dismissed one day after the conclusion of the regular season. He was hardly an hour removed from his duties with the Cubs when he received a call from Ned Yost to offer him a job.

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On a roll to start season, Vargas starts opener vs. Jays

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Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan could be pitching for his job when he takes the mound Tuesday night in Kansas City. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who will get the call for the Royals, has gone at least seven innings in all but one of his five starts.

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Bueno tightening grip on spot in Royals’ ‘pen

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Left-hander Francisley Bueno hasn't heard anything definitive from the Royals, but he's undoubtedly strengthened his bid for a bullpen job. Bueno has a 1.64 ERA in the Cactus League, notching 10 strikeouts in 11 innings.

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Tiernan To become Osborne Head Football Coach

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Tipton native and former B&B Falcon head football coach Steve Tiernan has verbally agreed to become the next Osborne Bulldog head football coach for next season. The opening came available after Cullen Riner stepped down as head coach after leading Osborne to a 10-2 record and a berth in the sub-state finals. Riner has accepted another job in the area, ...

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