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Sparks, second UNMC chancellor, dies

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Dr. Robert Sparks, the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has died. Sparks was 82. Sparks also held the positions of vice president of the University of Nebraska system. “He was a thoughtful administrator and a visionary whose programs greatly outlasted his tenure,” said Dr. Robert Wigton, a professor in the Department […] Read More »

Fireworks will be permitted at 7 state rec areas on the 4th

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Seven state recreation areas will allow fireworks on the 4th. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports visitors will be allowed to touch off fireworks at Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA near Fremont, Two Rivers SRA near Venice, Pawnee SRA near […] Read More »

Western Nebraska man charged with 44 counts of child porn

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A Sidney man charged with 44 counts of child pornography will be arraigned next week. Levi Hallett was in Cheyenne County Court for a preliminary hearing and the judge ruled there is enough evidence to proceed. The 26-year-old Hallett will appear in District Court this upcoming Tuesday. Court papers say a citizen contacted law enforcement […] Read More »

Elkhorn River access sites remain closed

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Three access sites along the Elkhorn River in Douglas County will remain closed through the 4th of July holiday.   John Winkler is the General Manager of the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resource District and says the recent heavy rain may have caused run-off from farm fields that contained chemicals that could irritate the skin. […] Read More »

Pilger update – rebuilding hurdles due to flood plain

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Another hurdle for residents of Pilger. Many took shelter in basements when twin tornadoes hit the community last month. Those residents credit their basements for saving their lives. Now because of FEMA flood plain regulations homes rebuilt will not have basements unless they meet certain guidelines. Pilger Village Clerk Kimberly Neiman says all homes have […] Read More »

Ag coalition forms to fight back against proposed EPA rule

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A coalition of agricultural groups has formed in Nebraska to protest a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act. The “Common Sense Nebraska” coalition claims the Environmental Protection Agency wants to extend its reach onto family farms. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson claims the EPA is seeking to expand the Clean Water Act to […] Read More »

Domina celebrates 26th Amendment as he woos young voters (AUDIO)

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Democrat Dave Domina celebrates the 26th Amendment as he courts support from young voters in his United States Senate campaign. Domina honored Anthony LaMere of South Sioux City, killed in the line of duty in Viet Nam on the day the 26th Amendment to the United States was ratified, July 1st of 1971 during a […] Read More »

Creighton survey: Economy on the upswing in June

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A monthly survey of business leaders in Nebraska and eight other Midwestern states shows the region’s economy during June was in its best shape in more than three years, since March of 2011. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says growth in domestic and export orders over the past three months was very strong. “New orders, […] Read More »

Support building for U-S Marine jail release

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Nebraska residents can show their support for the release of U-S Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican jail. Tahmooressi was arrested April 1st after mistakenly crossing the border with three guns that are legally registered in the U-S. Wednesday morning Virgil Patlin of Omaha is organizing a demonstration outside the Mexican Consulate office at […] Read More »

Underage drinking prevention summer program

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Teenagers from across Nebraska are in Omaha this week for a conference on underage drinking prevention efforts.   Nicole Carritt is a spokesperson with Project Extra Mile and says their summer youth leadership training is in progress. Carritt says the goal is to provide advocacy skills to students so they can challenge the status quo within […] Read More »

Hassebrook: Raybould brings more than balance to ticket (AUDIO)

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says there are many reasons why he chose Jane Raybould as his running mate, but one stands out. Lancaster County Commissioner Jane Raybould will run on the ticket of Democratic candidate for governor Chuck Hassebrook, emphasizing practical politics. “I’ve had experience working across party lines on a number of issues. I’ve been […] Read More »

Johanns says Hobby Lobby ruling upholds religious liberties (AUDIO)

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Sen. Mike Johanns says the Supreme Court had to reach the conclusion it did in the Hobby Lobby case if religious liberty is to mean anything in the United States. Johanns sees the ruling as very positive. “If conscience protection, religious liberty, etc. are to mean anything, it just seemed to me that they had […] Read More »

Nebraska Regional Poison Center tips for a safe 4th of July

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Small children want to join in 4th of July fun as well as older kids and adults so a convenient alternative is a glow stick. Nebraska Regional Poison Control Center Public Education Coordinator Joan McVoy says those sticks are soft and small children love to chew on them. Glow sticks contain a liquid called dibutyl […] Read More »

Pilger residents need to mind flood plain rules when rebuilding

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The destructive path of the tornado that hit the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger last month went right through the flood plain. Bill Jones, with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, says any rebuilding that’s done will have to meet the flood plain management plan that was approved by the village about ten years ago. […] Read More »

Fortenberry says Supreme Court got Hobby Lobby case right (AUDIO)

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry applauds the US Supreme Court ruling that upholds Hobby Lobby’s right to opt out of providing some forms of contraception under the federal health care law. “Well, I think the court got this right,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network in a telephone interview. “I think the court ruling represents one of basic […] Read More »