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Tax credit of $500 would help those who care for a loved one

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AARP Nebraska is backing a $500 state income tax credit proposal for those who take care of a family member or friend. Advocacy Director Mark Intermill says the projected $12.5 million annual cost is far below what the state would pay for hospital or nursing home care. He estimates the state would have to pay […]

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Drug dealer arrested for murder near University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus

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A suspected gang member, labeled as a major drug dealer, has been arrested in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man in a Lincoln alley near the campus of the University of Nebraska. Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says witness statements led to the arrest of 24-year-old Matthew Pavey, who is well known to police. […]

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Royals, Yost hoping Flynn can be bullpen fit

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The Royals have high hopes that left-hander Brian Flynn can become a prominent member of their vaunted bullpen, manager Ned Yost said on Monday from the Winter Meetings.

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Sen. Fischer praises $305 billion transportation bill

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer praises the five-year, $305 billion transportation bill working its way through Congress. Fischer had a direct hand in shaping the measure, a compromise between the Senate and House versions. Fischer is a member of the Senate transportation committee and served on the conference committee which negotiated the final agreement. Some […]

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Nebraska budget committee member defends 2-year budget deal (AUDIO)

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A Nebraska Congressman who sits on the House Budget Committee defends the two-year budget deal in face of strong opposition in the delegation. Fortenberry, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, says the budget deal avoids another government shutdown showdown. “Look, we don’t need any more disruptions from Washington. I don’t think America can sustain […]

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UNL cheerleader dead after fall from Lincoln parking garage

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln cheerleader has fallen to her death at a downtown Lincoln parking garage. Lincoln police report they received an emergency call Tuesday afternoon from a person who stated a woman had jumped or fallen from the top of the Que Place garage. Dead is 21-year-old Brianna Anson of Bellevue, a member of […]

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Sen. Fischer says America must keep trying to being peace to Middle East (AUDIO)

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United States Sen. Deb Fischer has returned after a trip to Israel, during a time when the Israeli – Palestinian clash grew especially violent. Fisher was the only member of Congress on the trip sponsored by an American/Israeli educational foundation. She saw much of Israel and spoke to a broad range of political leaders, including […]

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Task force is formed to tackle state’s transportation challenges

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The Nebraska Department of Roads is forming what’s being called the Innovation Task Force for Transportation with the goal of focusing on transportation issues statewide and solving them. Nebraska Trucking Association president Larry Johnson is a member of the task force and says they’ll be casting a wide net for input. “It’s important to get […]

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UNL Chancellor Perlman gives upbeat assessment in final State of University address

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, delivering his final State of the University address, says UNL isn’t the same university it was 15 years ago when he became chancellor. “We are now a far better university,” Perlman tells the university audience. “We are a member of the Big 10. There are issues on which we […]

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Kinfolk Follow In Belief

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“Family tradition continues for generations.” Songs have been written about such, and when another family member follows in boot steps, […]

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Clean Power Plan means higher energy costs

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan means big changes for coal-fired power plants throughout the country and more expensive energy costs for consumers. Attorney Terry Jarrett is a former member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and says the EPA expects all states to cut carbon emissions by 32% by 2030 but […]

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