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NPPD announces coal-fire power plant conversion to hydrogen

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It could be the fuel of the future. Nebraska Public Power District has announced it is working with California-based Monolith Materials to replace a coal-fired unit in southeast Nebraska with a hydrogen-fueled plant. NPPD Chief Executive Officer Pat Pope says Monolith Materials will use natural gas and electricity to create a substance called carbon black. […]

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No joke, Marijuana Party seeks political recognition in Nebraska

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Nebraskans have the opportunity to sign a petition that would recognize a new political party in the state. Mark Elworth Jr. is the acting chairman of the Marijuana Party, an organization that supports the medical, industrial and recreational use of hemp and says they need about 5,500 valid signatures before they can move forward. Elworth […]

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No seat belt use in deadly crash

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Investigators released more information into Sunday’s deadly crash near Valley that claimed the lives of four Nebraskans. There were six individuals in three vehicles and none were wearing seat belts. Beverly Reicks is the president of the National Safety Council of Nebraska and says, “No one. None of the six individuals were wearing a seat […]

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Huskers baseball use extras to down Mavericks on Schreiber’s home run

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Freshman Scott Schreiber found the perfect time for the first home run of his Husker career, as the Menasha, Wis., native broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 10th inning with a two-out solo home into the left field seats at Werner Park. Senior Josh Roeder took the mound in the bottom of […]

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Lawmakers hear gripes about TransCanada in oil pipeline hearing

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TransCanada and the proposed $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline have returned to the Capitol as an issue before the Unicameral. The Judiciary Committee heard hours of testimony on LB 473, which would not allow a foreign company to use eminent domain to acquire easements for a pipeline and would remove the power of approving […]

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TransCanada still “fully committed” to continuing Keystone XL pipeline

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Despite two big setbacks last week, TransCanada officials say they are continuing with plans to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Obama vetoed legislation that would have approved construction of the project. Also, a Nebraska district court granted an injunction ending TransCanada’s use of eminent domain to acquire easements for the pipeline. TransCanada spokesman […]

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Court ruling limits TransCanada’s use of eminent domain

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The York County District Court has granted a local landowner’s motion for a preliminary injunction that halts TransCanada’s use of eminent domain for its Keystone XL oil pipeline. BOLD Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb says this stops the company from using eminent domain all across Nebraska. “We won a court case a couple of weeks ago for […]

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Warning about synthetic drug use after 11 hospitalized in Connecticut

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  Law enforcement is again issuing a warning about the use of synthetic drugs after eleven people were hospitalized in Connecticut on Sunday. They had taken synthetic drugs known as Molly or N-Bomb. Douglas County Deputy Jason Stehlick is a Task Force officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration and says it is not an east […]

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Nebraska loses to Kansas in Republican River dispute

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Nebraska has been ordered to pay Kansas $5.5 million to settle a lingering dispute over the use of water from the Republican River. While the United States Supreme Court sided with Kansas in the main portion of the legal wrangling between the two states concerning the Republican River, it did side with Nebraska in its […]

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Man charged in Nebraska meatpacking plant fatal shooting pleads not guilty

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A 35-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting late last year in a south-central Nebraska meatpacking plant has entered a plea of not guilty. Angelo Bol is charged with felony first degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the December 15th shooting death of 34-year old Karel Perez-Almaguer, outside Gibbon […]

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State senators hear from media about importance of open meetings

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A bill to widen the use of private meetings for governing bodies is pitting the leaders of Nebraska’s media outlets against the state’s public school boards. A legislative committee heard testimony this week on a measure (LB-282) by Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln that would allow school boards to hold private sessions when narrowing down […]

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UNK student admits to making bomb threats against school

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A student at the University of Nebraska in Kearney has confessed to making bomb threats against the school. Nineteen-year-old Matthew Skinner of Ogallala pleaded guilty Monday in Buffalo County Court to a charge of attempted threatening the use of explosives. The charge stems from an incident on September 24th in which Skinner, a freshman at […]

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MLB shines light on worthy causes at Fall Classic

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The World Series is Major League Baseball's bully pulpit, and the league intends to use it. So with a worldwide stage available, baseball will again shine a light on a series of causes.

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