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State senators debating term limits, again (AUDIO)

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State senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits. Well, not exactly their term limits. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus tells colleagues his constitutional amendment, LR 7 CA, would have no effect on any of them, only future lawmakers who would see the limit of two, four-terms […]

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Property tax deadline for some Nebraskans is March 31

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An important tax deadline for Nebraskans in three counties is March 31.  Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing says that is the deadline to pay the first half of 2014 personal property taxes. Ewing says, “Unfortunately with the state statutes that are in place for people who don’t pay the property taxes that interest accrues at […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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Sen. Chambers defiant in face of mounting criticism (AUDIO)

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A growing chorus of criticism doesn’t move Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who remains defiant in wake of his anti-police statements. Senator after senator Thursday criticized Chambers for stating his ISIS is the police and implying that if he carried a gun and was confronted by police he would shoot first and ask questions later. […]

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Boys Town could get commemorative coin for 100th birthday

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Boys Town might soon get its own commemorative coin. The United States Senate approved The Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer, unanimously. The legislation authorizes the Treasury Secretary to mint $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boys Town in […]

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Senator calls on Sen. Chambers to resign; Chambers refuses (AUDIO)

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Several state senators Thursday denounced anti-police statements made by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha. One senator called for his resignation. A number of senators criticized Chambers for his anti-police remarks during a committee meeting. Chambers compared police to the Islamic State and implied that if he carried a weapon and were confronted by police, he […]

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Omaha Police Union reacts to comments by Sen. Chambers

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The backlash against comments made by Omaha State Senator Ernie Chambers continues today. Senator Chambers referred to police as terrorists and if he had a gun he would protect himself from the police. John Wells is the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association and says those comments are outrageous and members of the organization […]

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Actress Jolie’s preventative cancer surgery

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Two years ago actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a precaution after blood tests showed she had an 87% chance of developing cancer. Last week Jolie underwent surgery and had both ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after another test showed high markers, a sign of possible early cancer. Jolie’s mother, grandmother and aunt […]

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Study: More teens are driving (and crashing) while distracted

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A new study of hundreds of dash-cam video recordings of teenage drivers in Nebraska and elsewhere who were involved in crashes finds they’re a lot more distracted than originally thought. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the comprehensive research found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known. “We […]

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Wisconsin ruling renews voter photo ID debate in Unicameral (AUDIO)

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United States Supreme Court action or, perhaps, inaction on a Wisconsin law re-opens debate on an issue defeated earlier in the Unicameral. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha claims vindication for supporters of requiring Nebraska voters to display photo IDs in wake of the Supreme Court decision to let a similar Wisconsin law stand. Nebraska lawmakers, […]

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Omaha man dies in head-on crash near Lincoln

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One person died, another suffered critical injury in a head-on collision near Lincoln Sunday. Chief Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bleimeister tells reporters during a media briefing that 31-year-old Mario Garcia of Omaha died at the scene. 44-year-old Merri Bradley of rural Crete has been taken to Bryan Medical Center, where she is listed in […]

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Sandhill cranes and the people of love them flock to central Nebraska

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Thousands of outdoor birding enthusiasts from around the planet are converging on central Nebraska, with many of them attending Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival in the Kearney area. Bill Taddicken, with the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary, says the 45th annual event is known around the globe. “Each year we get anywhere from 50 to 55, […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Aid worker exposed to Ebola is now out of Biocontainment Unit

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center – Nebraska Medicine reports that the American aid worker under observation for Ebola in their Biocontainment Unit since Sunday evening has been released and now is in the quarantined area of the facility. That worker exhibited Ebola symptoms and was placed in the unit as a precaution. The hospital […]

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