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Nebraska told to return any Pfizer-made execution drugs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:57:51 GMT

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is demanding that Nebraska return any lethal injection drugs it might have that were manufactured by the company or its affiliate.




The Senate Tax Bill Still Includes Paid Family Leave

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:20:35 GMT

Deb Fischer's plan aims to encourage companies to offer two weeks of paid leave to their workers in exchange for a tax credit. A moderate paid leave policy made quiet progress this week, as a popular proposal authored by Nebraska senator Deb Fischer found its way into Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch's tax reform markup.




Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:49:14 GMT

The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water.




Nebraska legislative committee openings filled with some wrangling

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:49:13 GMT

Several legislative committees shifted membership Thursday to accommodate a departure and a new appointee, but it took some wrangling to get there.




Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:49:12 GMT

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked oil onto agricultural land in no... The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked.




'Machine Gun Preacher' visits Lincoln church

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:33:03 GMT

He got his first motorcycle when he was seven years-old, and moved with his family all across the country. "I was a heroine addict, I was a drug dealer, I was a hired gun for drug deals.




UPDATE 2-Keystone oil pipeline leaks in S.Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:56:59 GMT

Opponents of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline seized on the spill, saying it highlighted the risks posed by the XL project - which has become a symbol for environmentalists of fossil-fuel pollution and global warming. TransCanada said in a statement it discovered the leak in the town of Amherst at 6 a.m. on Thursday after systems detected a drop in pressure, and that it was working with authorities as it investigates the cause.




Kids' simple Christmas wishes will break your heart

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:35:54 GMT

Crews have shut down the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday after a reported leak of more than 200,000 gallons of oil.According to a press release from TransCana... -- There could be an "opportunity for talks" between the United States and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday, if North Korea halts its ... Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and fourth-generation Nebraska cattle producer, today released the following statement in response to U.S.... a The Nebraska women's basketball team plays its third game of a four-game season-opening home stand when the Huskers play host to Arkansas on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Ar... -- The World Anti-Doping Agency , the top international body overseeing anti-drug efforts in sports, has ruled that Russia remains "non-compliant"... -- Reaction from both parties continues to pour in after a female radio ... (more)




Police: Grenfell Tower fire killed 71 people, including a stillborn baby

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:53:49 GMT

AFBF President Zippy Duvall t... a The Nebraska women's basketball team plays its third game of a four-game season-opening home stand when the Huskers play host to Arkansas on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Ar... -- The World Anti-Doping Agency , the top international body overseeing anti-drug efforts in sports, has ruled that Russia remains "non-compliant"... -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against news the Trump administration is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate her allege... -- At least twenty people over a period of 18 years reported being the subject of inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey, according to an investigation by London's Ol... -- A rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci auctioned in New York on Wednesday night fetched over $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold.Fewer th... -- It was a frigid February night in ... (more)




Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook center

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:31:48 GMT

Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska to power a planned Facebook data center will distribute $80 million in property tax and landowners payments in its first 20 years. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project will be built between the towns of Allen, Emerson and Wakefield.




Director Ron Howard dishes on the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" prequel

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:07:04 GMT

Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected former Nebraska Director of Agriculture Merlyn Carlson as the 2017 recipient of its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award.




American Bar Association defends its negative rating of Nebraska judge nominee

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:34:29 GMT

The American Bar Association went on trial as the accused at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.




2017 Silver Eagle Award Honors Merlyn Carlson

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:20:11 GMT

Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected former Nebraska Director of Agriculture Merlyn Carlson as the 2017 recipient of its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Carlson on Merlyn Carlson and his wife Janice raised their family on their ranch near Lodgepole, where they raised cattle.




Despite groundwater level changes, Nebraska is mostly unaffected

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:51:49 GMT

Recent geological studies have found water levels in the Ogallala or High Plains Aquifer have been dropping at an increased rate in certain areas of the Midwest, including Colorado, Kansas and Texas. "In that part of Colorado, they are looking at about 14-15 inches of rain per year - that's not very much rain - they are pumping groundwater that largely isn't going to be replaced.




Nebraska senator pushes for Medicaid expansion despite budget shortfall

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:51:48 GMT

On the heels of Maine passing a Medicaid expansion bill last week, Nebraska State Senator Adam Morfeld is working harder than ever to bring the same coverage to 90,000 Nebraskans who fall in a coverage gap. So if it doesn't pass this year - morel plans on bringing forth a resolution that would bring the decision of Medicaid expansion to the voters it affects.




Gaming panel approves tribe's plan for casino near Omaha

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:11:18 GMT

The National Indian Gaming Commission has again approved the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's plan to build a casino near Omaha, but after a decade of court hearings, the project's future remains uncertain.




Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:47:57 GMT

Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project. The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline would link Canada's Alberta oil sands to U.S. refineries.