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State officials focus attention on children awaiting adoption (AUDIO)

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State officials are focusing attention on more than 300 children waiting for adoption into a good home. November is Adoption Awareness Month. Andrea Walter of Lincoln, along with her husband Adam, adopted three children in 2012 after taking them in as foster children. She says while some couples aren’t in a position to adopt, they […] Read More »

Omaha reviewing street snow/ice removal policy

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Drivers in Omaha are still complaining about the condition of city streets during Tuesday morning’s commute. An overnight winter storm left roadways ice covered. The Omaha City Council is now reviewing the Public Works Department policy on snow and ice removal. City Council President Pete Festersen says he didn’t see many city trucks treating streets […] Read More »

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine partnering with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and Nebraska Medicine have entered into an agreement with Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital to provide physician and academic services to a new facility being built in west Omaha. UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says this partnership provides a number of benefits. Dr. Gold says, “This partnership will give […] Read More »

Bold Nebraska continues fight against Keystone XL Pipeline

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Bold Nebraska is not giving up their fight to prevent construction of the northern tier of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline. The U-S State Department earlier had given its stamp of approval on the project, but President Barack Obama delayed any decision on whether TransCanada should receive a presidential permit to cross the Canadian border into the […] Read More »

Winterer, CEO of DHHS, who clashed with Auditor to step down

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A controversial member of the Heineman Administration has announced he will step down in about a month. Kerry Winterer, CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services, has announced he will leave the agency in mid-December. “I want to thank Governor Heineman for the opportunity to lead DHHS,” Winterer said in a written statement […] Read More »

Sec. of State Gale prefers geographic mandate for petitions (AUDIO)

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Nebraska’s top election authority believes the state initiative petition process needs to have a geographic component. A federal judge has struck down the requirement that initiative petition organizers must gather signatures of at least five percent of the registered voters in 38 of the Nebraska’s 93 counties. Secretary of State John Gale favors some sort […] Read More »

Nebraska drops two notches in report on wellbeing of children

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The new “Kids Count” report, which studies the wellbeing of children nationwide, finds Nebraska slipping slightly, but still ranking in the top ten. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Nebraska 10th this year, down from eighth place last year. The organization’s Patrice Cromwell says a variety of factors are weighed for the […] Read More »

University of Nebraska researchers working to advance national defense and security

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University of Nebraska researchers play a big role in the advancement of national security and defense. N-U’s National Strategic Research Institute is collaboration between the university and the U-S Strategic Command and is one of thirteen university affiliated research centers across the country. N-U’s Institute focuses on nuclear detection and forensics, chemical and biological weapons, […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman expects vigorous defense of Nebraska marriage law (AUDIO)

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Gov. Dave Heineman expects the state to defend its definition of marriage. The American Civil Liberties Union has announced it will challenge the law, which bans same-sex marriage. Heineman says the law deserves to be defended. “The people of Nebraska in 2000 voted overwhelmingly that marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s what […] Read More »

Lockdown at northeast Nebraska school lifted after death investigation

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A school in northeastern Nebraska had been under lock down today as authorities investigated a death on school property. Little information has been released by the Wakefield Community Schools or the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, but reports have surfaced that a 20-year-old former student has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. An official confirmation of […] Read More »

More support for ending the Learning Community

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A newly elected member to the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties wants to know where the money is going. Tonya Ward says she basically doesn’t know why the Learning Community exists. Ward says, “I would like to find out where the money is going. How has the money been spent since it started? […] Read More »

Late fall yard and garden care

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Most Nebraskans were not finished with fall yard clean-up when Monday night’s snow and ice storm struck parts of the state. Strong winds stripped many trees of remaining leaves and homeowners are anxious to get them raked and bagged. Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Educator John Fech says the best thing you can do for your lawn […] Read More »

Ashford says he’s excited to get started in Congress (AUDIO)

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Nebraska has a new face in its Congressional delegation, with a different party affiliation. State Senator Brad Ashford pulled off a difficult feat on Election Day. Ashford, a Democrat, defeated an incumbent Republican Congressman. “I’ve been asked several times was this a vote against Lee Terry,” Ashford tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I like to think […] Read More »

Prep winter survival kits now for home & car

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The freezing temperatures Nebraskans are enduring this week should serve as something of a warning shot from Mother Nature to get properly prepared for the winter ahead. Liz Dorland, spokeswoman for the Red Cross chapter in Omaha, says all motorists across the region should have an emergency kit in their vehicle’s trunk or back seat. […] Read More »

ACLU takes aim at Nebraska ban on same-sex marriage

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The American Civil Liberties Union will challenge Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage, again. The ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban in 2003. A federal judge agreed and struck down the law in 2005, but a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the judge and reinstated the ban. […] Read More »