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Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

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The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […] Read More »

Nebraska unemployment rate dips to 3.1%

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Nebraska’s unemployment rate dropped, again. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for November dipped to 3.1%, down three-tenths of a percent from October. The labor news gets even better for the state’s two major cities. The Omaha metro area unemployment rate stands at 3% with the Lincoln rate dropping to 2.1%. […] Read More »

Nebraska students return from long-distance exchange program

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Now, this is an exchange program. Three Nebraska high school students have returned after traveling to Taiwan. York High School Senior Grant Suddarth says they experienced lots of differences between the United States and Taiwan. “The biggest take away I got was how welcoming and sincere and hospitable the citizens of Taiwan were,” Suddarth tells […] Read More »

OSHA could fine Kearney plant big for worker illness

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A Kearney manufacturer faces a possible $7,000 fine for an incident this summer when a long-time employee suffered a heat-related illness that required hospitalization. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Eaton Corporation after the 53-year-old worker suffered acute kidney failure when the temperature inside the plant reached 101 degrees on July 11th. The […] Read More »

Sen. Lathrop objects to Gov. Heineman criticism of report (AUDIO)

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Sen. Steve Lathrop objects to Governor Dave Heineman’s response to a legislative committee report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. Lathrop, who chaired the committee, calls Heineman’s criticism of the report as “a partisan shot” a familiar response. “Attribute something you don’t want to hear to a Democrat and then call it a partisan attack,” […] Read More »

Thomas More Society places Nativity display at Capitol

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Just in time for Christmas, the Nebraska Capitol has a Nativity scene on display. The Omaha chapter of the Thomas More Society raised private funds to set up the Nativity in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol. The society says the Nativity will be on display through December 26th. “The Nativity scene in the […] Read More »

Review TSA guidelines before flying this holiday season

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Transportation Security Administration agents screen about 1.8 million passengers every day at airports across the country. Air travel will increase this week as people head home for the holidays and TSA Federal Security Director for Nebraska Paul Ross suggests those flying take time to review list of items of what is prohibited to take on […] Read More »

Nebraska wants Colorado marijuana legalization overturned

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Attorney General Jon Bruning says Nebraska wants Colorado’s move to legalize marijuana overturned. “Today, Nebraska was joined by Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in filing an original action in United States Supreme Court, seeking a declaration that Colorado’s marijuana legalization process violates the United States Constitution,” Bruning said during a news conference in […] Read More »

Douglas County Attorney moves for vehicular homicide charge in deadly September crash

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Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to issue a citation for motor vehicle homicide in a deadly accident September 11th that claimed the life of 36 year old Ryan Boelman. The State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigated the deadly accident that happened at 252nd and Pawnee Road. […] Read More »

Unemployment applicants urged to file online

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Some seasonal employment will soon come to an end and the Nebraska Department of Labor is encouraging those needing to file for unemployment to do so online. Acting Commissioner John Albin says, “While Nebraska’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the country, we are one of many states that experiences seasonal fluctuations in […] Read More »

No new prison, but added prison spending likely in new session (AUDIO)

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Nebraska lawmakers might not want to build a new prison, but they are considering spending more on Corrections. One legislative committee investigated prison sentence miscalculations during the interim. Another met with the Gov. Dave Heineman, state Chief Justice Michael Heavican, and the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The Unicameral’s Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Heath […] Read More »

Ethanol worries rise as gas prices fall

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Two years ago the price at the pump hit $5 in some areas of the country.  This week there are 13 states that sell gas for under $2 a gallon. The only ones not pleased with the drop right now are ethanol producers. U-S Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber says ethanol competes with […] Read More »

Pelini throws NU administration under the bus, but lessons should be learned by Eichorst (AUDIO)

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Vulgar language has been apart of Bo Pelini’s M.O. since we’ve known him as the head football coach at Nebraska and that was certainly on full display when you hear the tape of his 30 minute speech he gave to his players off campus after he was fired by Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst. I’m not sure […] Read More »

University of Nebraska fires back at Pelini

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Statement from University of Nebraska December 17, 2014 The University of Nebraska is in receipt of what appears to be a transcript of remarks delivered by former football coach Bo Pelini.  These remarks to student-athletes were allegedly made during a non-official team meeting at a local high school, held two days after his termination.  At […] Read More »

Omaha officer rushed to hospital after fall during traffic stop

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An Omaha police officer was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after conducting a traffic stop around 10:45 Wednesday morning on westbound I-80 at 36th Street. Omaha Public Information Officer Michael Pecha says the officer was conduction a traffic stop after falling and striking his head.  The officer was responsive at the scene. Members […] Read More »