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President signs Sen. Fischer’s GONE Act into law (AUDIO)

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President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill co-sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer designed to save money by closing some worthless accounts. It’s called the GONE Act, which stands for The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act. It’s rather simple. The act calls for federal agencies to close grants 90 days after they expire. […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 02/01/2016

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  Agricultural law and tax specialist Roger McEowen looked at five recent court cases in Kansas and surrounding states…….including ruts […]

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Kansas Ag Issues Podcast – 02/01/2016

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  Agricultural law and tax specialist Roger McEowen looked at five recent court cases in Kansas and surrounding states…….including ruts […]

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Cattlemen want to put “right to farm” law into Nebraska’s constitution

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There’s now a state law that spells out the right to farm and ranch in Nebraska but an effort is underway to include that law in the state constitution. Laura Field, legislative director for the Nebraska Cattlemen, says that’s one of four bills the association is making a priority this legislative session. “In the November […]

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Filibuster of gun rights bill holds…by one vote (AUDIO)

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Supporters of a bill that would have prohibited cities from adopting gun laws stricter than state law failed to overcome a filibuster, by one vote. Talks failed to reach a compromise, then supporters fail to end a filibuster, falling a single vote short of stopping debate and forcing a vote. Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln […]

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Second big pot bust in less than a week in Lancaster County

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Law enforcement in Lincoln are reporting another multi-million dollar drug bust. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office discovered 515 pounds of marijuana in the back of a pick-up truck valued at more than $2.5 million. Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says 68-year old Steven McElmury of Cedaredge,  Colorado, is in custody on drug charges. “It is disturbing that this quantity […]

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Man shoots at deputies, kills Omaha police dog in 26-hour standoff

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A man who held off Omaha area law enforcement for more than a full day shot and killed an Omaha police dog before surrendering. The Omaha Police Department say 59-year-ol Mark L’Heureux gave up Saturday night after a 26-hour stand-off. Dead is a K9 named Kobus. The dog had been with the Omaha Police Department […]

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Gov. Ricketts remains opposed to Medicaid expansion

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Gov. Pete Ricketts doesn’t look favorably on proposals to expand Medicaid in accordance with the federal health care law. Ricketts rejected a plan last year. A new proposal is being drafted for this year. Ricketts says he still considers the approach flawed, even though the proposal will be revised. He wants the state to look […]

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Moose removed from North Platte before he became aggressive

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A moose which has been roaming North Platte has been moved. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the frequent sightings of the moose within the city limits of North Platte prompted staff to tranquilize the moose and move it to a wildlife management area. Biologists with Game and Parks worked with local law enforcement […]

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Three arrests made in Omaha double murder

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Omaha police made three arrests in a double murder Wednesday at the Ernie Chambers Court Apartment Complex on the city’s northeast side. Homicide detectives and detectives with the gang unit worked with partner law enforcement agencies to identify and locate the three suspects. They are identified as 18 year old Warren Anderson who was booked […]

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Law changes for grain elevators may impact farmers’ payment plans

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Farmers need to be aware of recent changes in state law that could impact their interests when selling or storing grain. Jay Rempe, at the Nebraska Farm Bureau, says once grain is delivered, farmers now have half the time to demand payment. “They have to report a problem to the Public Service Commission or demand […]

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