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Moran’s Memo: Happy Kansas Day

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  By Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran The history of Kansas is one replete with humble but aspirational men and […]

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Down side of low state unemployment rate: Nebraska needs workers

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Nebraska businesses need workers. State Chamber of Commerce President Barry Kennedy says the low state unemployment rate makes Nebraska the envy of the nation, but also makes it hard for businesses to find qualified employees. “We’re a big state geographically, but we’re a pretty small state population-wise,” Kennedy tells Nebraska Radio Network. “So, the big […]

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Nebraska unlikely to lose Congressional seat after 2020 Census (AUDIO)

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Nebraska might be growing slowly, but it likely isn’t going to lose a Congressional district in the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau has released its latest count of the nation’s population. The number of Nebraskans grew, but not by much. The updated figures show a state population of 1.896 million, up by 0.7%. The state […]

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Holiday travel forecast calls for roads to be record-level busy

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Almost one in every three Nebraskans is expected to take a trip for the year-end holidays, according to a survey. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for AAA Nebraska, says if the weather isn’t too frightful, a record number of people will be on the nation’s roads and bustling through airports, train stations and bus depots. “We are […]

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Omaha company first in nation to use eSight device

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Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the state is the first company in the United States to use a new eSight device in the workplace. The device allows people with low vision and certain levels of blindness to actually see. Public Relations Associate Rachael Carver says, “If you were to wear […]

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Senator Sasse – Domestic terror is a reality

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Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse traveled to San Bernardino and released a video following President Obama’s Sunday evening speech to the nation. Senator Sasse says Americans lack clarity.   He says, “I do believe the American Constitutional system is an unbelievable gift that we have inherited and we should be clear about what it is. It’s […]

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Transportation bill restores crop insurance cuts (AUDIO)

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The $305 billion transportation bill does more than help build roads and bridges in Nebraska, it restores the crop insurance program. It is a five-year bill totaling more than $300 billion, primarily designed to help rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But, it contains other goodies as well. “The bill repeals the crop insurance cuts that were […]

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EPA reduces ethanol requirement for Renewable Fuel Standard (AUDIO)

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Environmental Protection Agency officials have lowered the amount of ethanol required to be in the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard, a blow to Nebraska corn farmers. The EPA will require 14.5 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol next year, rather than the 15 billion outlined by the Renewable Fuel Standard. “And you may say that’s not very […]

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Nebraska unemployment up slightly, still lowest in nation

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Nebraska saw a slight increase in its unemployment rate in August, but continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. The state Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate last month was 2.8%, a tenth of a percent higher than in July. Despite the increase, total non-farm employment topped one million in Nebraska […]

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State unemployment rate up slightly, still lowest in nation

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The state unemployment rate edged up a tick in July. The Nebraska Department of Labor reports the unemployment rate for July was 2.7%, up one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. Nonfarm employment in July dropped to just below one million. The sectors of education and health, leisure and hospitality, and other services have […]

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