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Santana makes return to KC with Twins

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As Twins right-hander Ervin Santana takes a big league mound for the first time on Sunday since his 80-game suspension for his use of a performance-enhancing drug, it will at least be in familiar surroundings. Santana returns to Kauffman Stadium, where...

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Latino-American Commission condemns use of “wetback” during legislative debate (AUDIO)

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The Nebraska Latino-American Commission has condemned a state senator for using the term “wetback” during legislative floor debate. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion made the comment during debate on the DREAMers driver’s license bill (LB 623) on May 13th, referring to a crackdown on illegal immigration. “Now, let me give up a successful policy, Sen. […]

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Mixing bleach, fuels, bites among Nebraska Poison Center concerns

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It has been a very wet spring and mold and mildew is a common problem. Nebraska Regional Poison Center spokesperson Joan McVoy says most people turn to bleach to clean those areas but use it with care. McVoy says, “Never mix bleach with other cleaning products. If you mix it with an acid or ammonia, […]

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Omaha Bomb Unit called to investigate a suspicious suitcase

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The Omaha Police Bomb Unit was called to a busy road leading to Eppley Airfield this morning. Lt. Catherine Miloney says around 10 am Eppley maintenance workers found a suitcase under some bushes near the roadway. The Omaha Police Bomb Unit decided to use their robot to first remove the suitcase from under the bushes […]

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Opponents on death penalty optimistic repeal is near (AUDIO)

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Opponents to the death penalty are encouraged the legislature has Nebraska on the brink of eliminating capital punishment. Executive Director Stacy Anderson with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty claims there are many problems with the death penalty, including how prosecutors use it for leverage. “We do know that the death penalty is being […]

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Unicameral advances another medical marijuana bill

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A second medical marijuana bill has advanced in the Unicameral. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue sponsors Legislative Bill 390 which would authorize a pilot program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to use a marijuana oil to treat intractable epileptic seizures. “Under this bill, the only allowed substance is cannabidiol or CBD that contains […]

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Unicameral advances another medical marijuana bill

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A second medical marijuana bill has advanced in the Unicameral. Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue sponsors Legislative Bill 390 which would authorize a pilot program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to use a marijuana oil to treat intractable epileptic seizures. “Under this bill, the only allowed substance is cannabidiol or CBD that contains […]

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Effort to end minimum sentences moves toward uncertain future

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An effort to end “three strikes and you’re out” criminal sentencing as well as scale back the habitual criminal statute advances in the Unicameral, barely. Though two other crime bills aimed at reducing the prison population have breezed into the final round of voting, an effort to end mandatory minimum sentencing and reduce the use […]

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Bills aimed at easing prison overcrowding on verge of passing

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A couple of crime bills, taking direct aim at reducing the prison population, are in position to pass in the Unicameral. Legislative Bill 605 would provide alternatives to prison, such as drug courts and probation, for low-level crimes. LB 598 would end the use of solitary confinement as a punishment in favor of what is […]

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TKEs at Wayne State College hope to redeem reputation

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Members of a suspended fraternity at Wayne State College are submitting a plan of action to address alcohol problems in hopes of regaining a footing at the school. The Lambda Chi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was booted for “unacceptable activities” related to alcohol use. Jeff Carstens, Wayne State’s Dean of Students, says the fraternity […]

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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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