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Job-hunting new grads should “scrub” social media accounts first

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Thousands of young Nebraskans are about to graduate from college and they’ll be flooding the internet with their resumes over the next few weeks as they begin job hunts. Susan McBroom, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, says before you type the first letter on your resume, check Instagram and all other online accounts to make sure […]

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Controversy sparks 2+ hours of debate, still Rice confirmed as SHP superintendent

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State legislators debated the nomination of Brad Rice as superintendent of the State Highway Patrol for more than two hours before confirming his nomination on a 32-to-7 vote. Opponents claim Rice has discriminated against women, too freely shared his Christian faith with others on the job, and might have used excessive force during his 29-year […]

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Workers’ Memorial Day events in Lincoln

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring two Workers’ Memorial Day events today in Lincoln. Rhonda Burke is an OSHA spokesperson and says on average, 12 people die on-the-job each day due to work related injuries and three million employees report serious job related injuries and illness. According to a recent OSHA report, “Adding […]

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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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Wakamatsu to remain Royals’ bench coach

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While supportive of Don Wakamatsu's pursuit of another managerial job, the Royals learned on Friday that they will be retaining their bench coach for 2015.

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Wakamatsu, Ibanez among Rays’ managerial candidates

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Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu and former Royals outfielder Raul Ibanez are among eight preliminary candidates for the vacant Tampa Bay managerial job, the Rays announced on Thursday.

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Ventura pays tribute to Taveras with outing

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Yordano Ventura's friend, Oscar Taveras, was on his mind during his Game 6 start, but his focus was obviously on the job at hand -- pitch the Royals into a Game 7 against the Giants.

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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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Yost: Melvin doing ‘phenomenal job’ as A’s skipper

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Both Royals skipper Ned Yost and A's manager Bob Melvin had racked up 786 career managerial wins over their 11 respective seasons on the bench, and Yost has a considerable amount of respect for his Oakland counterpart.

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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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