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Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty plan year-long campaign

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A group that spent weeks gathering signatures that would allow voters to decide whether Nebraska has a death penalty or not turned them in to the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday. Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty spokesperson Matt Maly says now their work really starts. Maly says they are optimistic that Nebraskans […]

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Study shows long work days increase risk of stroke

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A new study shows that working long hours can increase your risk of stroke and heart disease. Dr. Pierre Fayad is the director of the Nebraska Stroke Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences and says this study shed light on how increased stress can impact the risk of stroke. […]

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation expands

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Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation has expanded. Nebraska VR has created a three-member Business Account Managers team helping the disabled find employment in the Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, and Grand Island areas. Lindy Foley is the Employment Services Program Director for the Nebraska VR program. She says the Business Account Managers will work to match disabled individuals with […]

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Nebraska Department of Labor job fair Thursday

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Nebraskans looking for work have a great opportunity Thursday to find good paying job with great benefits. Nebraska Department of Labor spokesperson Deb Christensen says they are holding an industry specific job fair and the public is encouraged to attend. Christensen says, “This is for manufacturing, distribution and warehouse. I have 45 companies coming to […]

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Duffy attempts to close out sweep of White Sox

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When he last faced the White Sox on July 19, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy accomplished one of his major goals: work deep into the game and take some pressure off the bullpen.

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Lobbyists spend record $14M trying to influence Unicameral

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Lobbyists spent a record $14 million last year trying to influence the Unicameral. Common Cause Nebraska has released its report on the spending of special interest groups. More than 500 groups hire lobbyists to work during the legislative sessions. Jack Gould, Issues Chairman with the local Common Cause chapter, says lobbyists often not only try […]

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Omaha blanked in Ventra rehab start

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The Omaha Storm Chasers suffered their sixth shutout loss of the season on Wednesday night with a 2-0 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs. Kansas City Royals  right-hander Yordano Ventura made his second start as part of his rehab assignment with Omaha. Ventura allowed only one run in five and a third innings of work but was saddled […]

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Medlen makes rehab start as Storm Chasers win

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Kansas City starter Kris Medlen made a rehab start for Omaha as the Storm Chasers posted a 5-3 victory over Round Rock in Pacific Coast League action. Medlen allowed a pair of solo homers with no walks or strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings of work as the Chasers and the Express split their four game […]

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Moore’s roster work bearing fruit for Royals

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore is a detail-oriented guy. Oh, he can see the big picture. But he also knows that the little things can make a big difference for a team that came within one victory of a world championship last October.

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Wayne State College president set to retire this week

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Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who’s retiring after 30 years at the school in northeast Nebraska. Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades. “You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for […]

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Saltdogs hold off Fargo-Moorhead

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Jesse Smith allowed only one run in seven and a third innings of work and strruck out eight batters as the Lincoln Saltdogs edged Fargo-Moorhead 2-1.   The Saltdogs plated two runs in the sixth on a Curt Smith sacrifice fly to deep center and a Jeremy Hamilton RBI single to left to take a […]

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More people spending vacation time working

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Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation. Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone […]

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Omaha names street after Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers

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ebraska football great Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers is being honored by his hometown of Omaha. The city council Tuesday voted to rename Burt Street between 30th and 33rd in honor of the University of Nebraska’s first Heisman Trophy winner and for his hard work as a community leader. Rodgers says, “I’ve only known about it […]

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Young real jack-of-all-trades against Brewers

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In many ways, Royals right-hander Chris Young is a manager's dream: Young simply goes about his work professionally, and almost always gets the job done.

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Unofficial City Council Meeting Minutes June 3rd

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June 3, 2015 The Norton City Council met in regular session Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., with Mayor Jim Miller presiding. Council members present were Jerry Jones, Roberta Ryan, Jeff Urban, Chriss McDiffett, Gary Lacy and Ron Briery. Others present were Robert Bowman, Todd Johnson, Dana Paxton, Tiziana Milani, Dan Bainter, Ron Ridley, Karen Griffiths, Chad Buckley and ...

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