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Could you use another $2,300 in your tax refund check? Read on…

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The Internal Revenue Service is appealing to Nebraska taxpayers to sign up for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Ken Corbin, who directs the program for the IRS, says if you made money working in 2015, you may be eligible for the credit. “Any person who has earned income from employment — whether you’re running a […]

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Snow day and sledding in Nebraska

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School is cancelled for a second day in many parts of the state after Tuesday’s snowstorm and blizzard. Erin Bock of Omaha is making good use of the free day and the snow and took her children sledding this morning at Memorial Park. Bock says, “We spent yesterday keeping it pretty low-key. It was time […]

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Nebraska State Patrol warns drivers to stay off roads during winter storm

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If you have to drive during the winter storm, the Nebraska State Patrol wants you to be prepared. Spokesperson Deb Collins says there will be extremely dangerous road conditions, so it’s best to stay off the roads. If you have to go out, she says to use main roads whenever possible and take your time. […]

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Nebraska’s tax e-filing rate surpasses 90% participation

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This year’s e-file system is available for Nebraskans to get their state taxes done. Revenue Department Tax Specialist Dawn Holtmeier says NebFile is free to use and gets you a faster refund. “If all your income is from Nebraska, you’re a full year Nebraska resident, it’s a good option for you,” Holtmeier says. However, she […]

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Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use rates lower in Nebraska, compared to U.S.

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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports smoking rates are declining for teens and adults. A new survey shows that from 2011 to 2013, the rate dropped 2.5 percentage points for adults and more than four points for teens. DHHS Prevention Manager Renee Faber says the decline is due to public education efforts, but […]

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Huskers Shields, Theriot named to Senior CLASS Award lists

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Nebraska senior Shavon Shields was one of 30 Division I men’s basketball players honored Tuesday, as he was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in […]

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Nebraska DCS & DHHS respond to ACLU’s solitary confinement study

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The Nebraska departments of Correctional Services and Health and Human Services are outlining their use of solitary confinement with juveniles. The ACLU of Nebraska is seeking an end to the practice after a review of its use in nine state and county facilities showed some teens were isolated for as long as 90-days. The Nebraska […]

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UNL gets more time on the ice with opening of Breslow Ice Hockey Center

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A brand new ice hockey center will open in Lincoln, giving the University of Nebraska more opportunity than before for its recreational use and club hockey teams. Breslow Ice Hockey Center manager Glen Danischewski says the center has a wide range of use. “It was built for everyone,” Danischewski tells reporters during a tour of […]

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No room in the Capitol Rotunda for Nativity the week of Christmas

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Members of the Thomas More Society have returned to the Nebraska Capitol to display a Nativity, but it won’t be on display for long. The Thomas More Society, which asserts and defends the rights of groups and individuals to use public spaces for religious expression, first received a permit for a Nativity in one corner […]

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Omaha company first in nation to use eSight device

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Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the state is the first company in the United States to use a new eSight device in the workplace. The device allows people with low vision and certain levels of blindness to actually see. Public Relations Associate Rachael Carver says, “If you were to wear […]

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Nebraska receiving $2.4M to help preserve Ogallala Aquifer

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Nebraska will receive a large chunk of federal money going to help preserve the Ogallala Aquifer. The United States Department of Agriculture will spend eight million dollars to reduce use of the aquifer, improve its water quality, and enhance the economic viability of the agricultural land it waters. The money comes through the USDA’s Natural […]

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Colorado cop warns against legalizing medical marijuana

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An undercover drug investigator from Colorado warns Nebraska lawmakers to be careful when considering legislation to legalize medical marijuana. James Gerhardt with the Thornton Police Department says Colorado has been frustrated in its attempt to regulate marijuana growing and use since the state legalized recreational marijuana. “The problem is, how do you independently verify what’s […]

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