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From near extinction to recovery, bald eagles are growing in Nebraska

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Bald eagles continue to make a dramatic comeback in Nebraska, according to the state Game and Parks Commission. Joel Jorgensen, nongame bird program manager, says they counted a record high 118 active nest last year. “Thirty, forty years back, it was thought that a good number of nesting bald eagles in the state of Nebraska […]

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Nebraska’s high carbon monoxide mortality rate

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Nebraska as one of the states with the highest mortality rate from carbon monoxide. Joan McVoy is a registered nurse at the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and says the number of calls they have received regarding carbon monoxide increased nearly 13% between 2014 and 2015. McVoy says […]

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Rural Mainstreet Index drops along with the stock market

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The latest Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the fifth straight month and is at the lowest level since August of 2009. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss conducts the survey of bank CEO’s in rural areas of ten states that include Nebraska. He says that number keeps going down. The index was 41.5 in December to […]

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Two more Bluejays selected in MLS SuperDraft

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Creighton’s Vincent Keller and Connor Sparrow were selected in the third and fourth rounds, respectively, of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday, bringing the program’s number of MLS draftees this year to four. Keller, a First Team All-BIG EAST and NSCAA Third Team All-America selection as a senior, was selected by the Chicago Fire with […]

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NSAA approves Gender Participation Policy

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The Nebraska School Activities Association Thursday voted 6-2 to approve a Gender Participation Policy. Executive Director Jim Tenopir this would allow transgender high school students to participate in activities according to their gender identity if they meet certain requirements. Executive Director Jim Tenopir says, ” We have had a number of school administrators who have […]

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Gov. Ricketts says legislature needs to consider transportation needs

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says he is looking at more than just property tax relief in the upcoming legislative session. Priority number one, as expressed many times by the governor, is property tax relief. He follows that closely with income tax relief, which he says is unlikely to go anywhere in the upcoming, short 60-day legislative […]

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Nebraska wins national volleyball championship in sweep of Texas

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Nebraska volleyball swept into a national championship, easily brushing aside Texas in front of a partisan crowd of red in Omaha. The Huskers, the number four seed, defeated the number three seeded Longhorns in three straight sets to win the NCAA women’s volleyball championship. Nebraska won 25-23, 25-23, and 25-21. Nebraska finished its season with […]

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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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Nebraska’s county government leaders converge on Kearney

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Hundreds of county government leaders from across Nebraska are in Kearney this week for the Nebraska Association of County Officials annual conference. Larry Dix, the organization’s executive director, says there are several affiliated groups attending the meeting, in addition to county board members. Dix says, “Each group will have a number of speakers and a […]

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SCC to offer classes at state prison in Lincoln

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Southeast Community College plans to provide a limited number of courses for inmates at the state penitentiary in Lincoln starting next year. SCC Vice President of Instruction Dennis Headrick says the school was approached by Nebraska Correctional Industries in July, the entity that employs inmates. “We’ve looked at some of the things they’re doing in […]

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Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office tips for a safe Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving is normally double the average number of fires in homes all other days. Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office Deputy Raymond Nance has some suggestions so everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Turkey fryers are very popular […]

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Veterans Park dedicated in Papillion today

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It was a special Veterans’ Day in Papillion as the city and the Community Foundation dedicated Veterans Park this morning. Bad weather didn’t keep a crowd from gathering to honor those who served our country. They gathered inside a large tent to hear a number of speakers and observe a moment of silence. Veterans Park […]

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Champion Royals up for postseason Esurance MLB Awards

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The Royals had an unforgettable run to their first World Series title in 30 years, and their postseason accomplishments are reflected in nominations for a number of Esurance MLB Awards.

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