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New approach to Medicaid expansion proposed (AUDIO)

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A new approach to expanding Medicaid has been unveiled at the state Capitol. But, it faces the same opposition that has blocked expansion in past legislative sessions. State Sen. John McCollister of Omaha sponsors LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act, which he says combines the use of private insurance with efforts to transition […]

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New river-inspired sculpture to be unveiled soon at UNK

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A large aluminum sculpture that was inspired by the Platte River is being installed in the lobby of the Health Science Education Complex at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Launa Bacon, the state artist services manager, says the artwork was created by sculptor Daniel Goldstein of San Francisco. “It has different colored light aluminum […]

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New (and old) technologies can help keep you on the road this winter

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Nebraska drivers may be cursing the return of winter weather and many of us already have helpful technology in our cars, but we don’t always understand how it works. Vehicle safety expert Daniel McGehee says automatic braking systems, or ABS, have been around 20 years, yet it’s a very misunderstood safety feature. “Most cars have […]

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New committee won’t “reinvent the wheel” in creating livestock matrix

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A new state government panel is charged with creating development conditions — or a matrix — that can be used by county government officials for determining where new livestock operations can be placed. Nebraska Farm Bureau vice president Mark McHargue is on the Livestock Development Matrix Committee and says livestock growth is very important to […]

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New era begins at Nebraska

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The Mike Riley era at Nebraska begins as the Huskers host BYU. After spending the past 12 years at Oregon State, Riley is ready for his Memorial Stadium debut. “I feel the same way that I probably did when I was coaching my first game week way back when”, said Riley. “Whether is anxiousness or […]

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New era begins at Nebraska-Kearney

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As fall camp begins a new era is underway at Nebraska-Kearney where Josh Lamberson is preparing for his first season as head coach. The former All-American quarterback at Northwest Missouri State spent the past seven years as an assistant in the MIAA and takes over a UNK program that has finished 3-8 in each of […]

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New threat over Keystone XL act of desperation, says BOLD Nebraska

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TransCanada’s CEO is reportedly threatening to file a NAFTA complaint if President Obama rejects plans for the company’s Keystone XL oil pipeline project. Pipeline opponent Jane Kleeb, of BOLD Nebraska, says the threat likely means TransCanada officials think they won’t prevail and they’ll try anything to succeed. “They’re essentially telling the president, ‘You approve our […]

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New facilities named at Nebraska

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The soon to be completed University of Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex has officially been named Hibner Stadium and Barbara Hibner Field for soccer and the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center. Hibner Stadium features a full-sized competition field with lights and seating for about 2,500 spectators. The Huskers will compete in the new facility […]

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New drought research facility planned for Lincoln

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will become home to the new Drought Risk Management Research Center, as part of the National Drought Mitigation Center. Program area leader Mark Svoboda says the upgrade will help the facility to better coordinate resources between state and federal agencies to improve drought response. “Given the cross-cutting nature of drought and […]

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New director sees culture changing at Corrections, slowly (AUDIO)

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The new Nebraska Corrections Director says the culture at Corrections is changing. But, Scott Frakes admits change is coming slowly. Frakes arrived in Nebraska with the task of reforming a Department of Correctional Services under increasing scrutiny for miscalculation of prison sentences, the treatment of Nikko Jenkins, convicted of killing four in Omaha after being […]

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New citizens take oath at Homestead National Monument

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A special ceremony at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice has been held to welcome 70 new citizens to the United States. The national monument became a federal courtroom for a bit, long enough for the 70, who came from a number of different countries, to swear their allegiance to the United States. United States […]

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New chapter for Getz in behind-the-scenes gig

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Sometime in early May last season, seven-year veteran and former Royals second baseman Chris Getz decided his playing days in baseball were done. He talked to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, vice president J.J. Picollo and assistant general manage...

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NCHS Forensics Results from Osborne

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Osborne Forensics Tournament 2014

Team Results
1st Norton – 182
2nd Ellis – 97
3rd Sylvan/Lucas – 91


Individual Places:
Ashley Hildebrand/Skylar Davis  – 1st Place Duet (New State Qualifier)
Jared Shelton – 1st Serious Solo (State Qualifier)
Morgan Farber – 1st Informative Speaking (New State Qualifier)
Neysa Carlson – 1st Poetry (New State Qualifier)
Burgundy Sorter – 1st Prose (New State Qualifier)
Brionnah Fessler – 1st  Oration (New State Qualifier)
Ashley Hildebrand – 2nd Prose (New State Qualifier)
Jared Shelton/Shelby Mulford – 2nd Duet (State Qualifier)

Audrie Burge/Rachel Koerperich – 2nd Improvised Duet Acting (New State Qualifier)
Shelby Mulford – 2nd Extemp (New State Qualifier)
Kennedy Leibbrandt – 2nd Oration (State Qualifier)

Ty Burns – 3rd Poetry 
Hannah Pollock – 3rd Informative
Rachel Koerperich – 3rd Humorous Solo
Shauna Gibson – 4th Poetry 
Shauna Gibson – 4th Serious Solo
Neysa Carlson – 4th Humorous Solo
Kennedy Leibbrandt – 4th Extemp
Jena Risewick – 4th Informative
Audrie Burge – 5th Serious Solo

Ty Burns – 6th Humorous Solo
Kyle Bell – 6th Serious Solo
Kirstin Georgeson  6th Informative
Ruby Shirley – 6th Prose

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Girl Scout Cookie Sales

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Girl Scout entrepreneurs will be out and about in uniform beginning Saturday selling your favorite cookies: Thin Mints; Caramel deLites; Peanut Butter Patties; Thanks-A-Lots; Peanut Butter Sandwiches; Lemonades; Shout Outs and Shortbreads. This sweet tradition also marks the beginning of Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary celebrations in Kansas.  Girl Scout Cookies are available for $3.50 per box and all of the ...

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KSHSAA Releases New Classifications For High School Activities

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association has released their new Classifications for the 2011-12 school year and for the 2012-13 & 2013-14 football seasons. The 2011-12 Classifications go into effect immediately for all activities other than football and can be found here: http://kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/Classifications.pdf The 2012-13 & 2013-14 Football Classifications can be found here: http://kshsaa.org/Public/Football/PDF/Football%20Classifications.pdf More info can be found below. The ...

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