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Positions open on Nebraska tourism commission

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:36:07 GMT

With the passage of LB 222, the Nebraska Tourism Commission is being re-structured and there are now 11 spots on the commission to fill. According to the bill, seven of the positions will be filled with people directly employed in the tourism industry and four will be from non-tourism professions.

Nebraska politicians weigh in on white supremacist rally

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:03:55 GMT

The raging political argument over President Donald Trump's response to the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, began Wednesday to seep into Nebraska's upcoming 2018 congressional races.

Nebraska researchers look at animal behavior amid eclipse

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:36:06 GMT

Some animals wearing global positioning equipment for existing research may help the University of Nebraska in Kearney shine a light on the effects of a solar eclipse.

Animal rights group renews criticism of animal research center in Nebraska

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:36:05 GMT

A recent review of an embattled federal research facility in south-central Nebraska has prompted renewed criticism from animal rights activists.

Storm system prompts flood warnings in eastern Nebraska

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:01 GMT

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings Wednesday morning for five eastern Nebraska counties and flood warnings as far west as Grand Island in Hall County.

Nebraska experts say injured bald eagle healing well

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:00 GMT

Officials say a wild bald eagle that had skin graft surgery at an Omaha zoo is healing and won't require more operations.

Work begins on Nebraska 63 between I-80, Alvo

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:50:24 GMT

A road crew is beginning the two-year process of realigning a stretch of highway south of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha.

The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:31:25 GMT

Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of experience in the classroom, according to new data released Monday by the federal government. But there are signs that the nation's teaching force is gradually growing more diverse.

"Bachelor in Paradise" stars get hitched on Tuesday's special episode

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:21:27 GMT

The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with bright-red graffiti early Tuesday morning at around 4.30 a.m.Officials with the National Park Service said the r... -- Despite the fiery rhetoric coming from both President Donald Trump and North Korean officials, as well as concerns over the country's recent advances in missi... MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic d... Lincoln, Neb.

Friends of stuntwoman killed on "Deadpool 2" set mourn "an extraordinary woman"

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:34:03 GMT

Councilman John Schmall tendered his resignation at the August 8th co... -- The weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, underscored the re-emergence of white supremacy and nationalist groups in the United States, some ... -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that ISIS has committed genocide." ISIS is clearly responsible for genocide against Yezidis, Christians, and Shiia... The beef advocacy program supported by the beef checkoff has named blogger and cattlewoman Anne Burkholder as the recipient of the first Advocate of the Year award.

Nebraska gardener creates memorial for cancer victims

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:14:36 GMT

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Jan Wilhelm and dozens of volunteers helped transform an unused, sunken corner of Humboldt Lake Park into the Southeast Nebraska Memorial Cancer Garden.

This unlikely investor saved a plus-size fashion retailer

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:14:35 GMT

Protesters who pulled down a Confederate statue in North Carolina in an apparent response to violence over the weekend in neighboring Virginia may be charged... -- At least 312 people have been killed and 700 others are missing in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone, a Red Cross spokespers... WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 15, 2017 - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council today repeated its request that a "modernized" North A... Kearney, Neb.

A dispatch from the path of totality: the 2017 solar eclipse in Ravenna, Nebraska

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:44:26 GMT

On a sunny Saturday morning in June, a line of antique green tractors puttered and popped down the main boulevard of Ravenna, Nebraska. The classic car club followed, with chrome bumpers polished like mirrors, and the high school band "Pride of the Blue Jays" thundered along, their brass instruments gleaming in the late-morning sun.

LRNRD lowering occupation tax on irrigated land

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:22:19 GMT

Patrons of the Lower Republican Natural Resources District will pay 10 percent less in occupation tax on their irrigated farmland in the district for this year following action by the district's board of directors.

MMJ dispensary tax theft suspect scheduled for plea

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:05:30 GMT

An Oregon Department of Revenue worker accused of stealing tax payments from a Klamath Falls medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to be in court Tuesday. Salem Police say Theodore Raymond Paulsen stole over $1,000 in Western Union cashier's checks earlier this year from a medical marijuana dispensary in Klamath Falls.

Solar eclipse economic benefit to Beatrice

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:42:14 GMT

"With all of the visitors that are coming, I know businesses are gearing up, adding more employees, so that they can take care of the wants and needs of those visitors that are going to be coming to our home," said Mayor Stan Wirth. "We expect that there is going to be basically a short burst of economic impact to our community with restaurants, with convenience stores, local retail shops," said Wirth.

Nebraska suspends ex-trauma surgeon's medical license

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:16:13 GMT

The state of Nebraska has temporarily suspended a former trauma surgeon's medical license amid allegations of unprofessional and negligent conduct. A hearing for a petition against Reginald Burton for disciplinary action and temporary license suspension is scheduled for Tuesday.