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Nebraska Farm Bureau's Top Priority Is Property Tax Reform

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:05:01 GMT

NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU'S TOP PRIORITY IS PROPERTY TAX REFORM Dec. 7, 2016 BrownfieldAgNews reports: Property tax reform continues to be a top priority for Nebraska Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson they'll ask Governor Pete Ricketts and legislators to expand the sales tax base and use that money for property tax reform.

Experts to LBNRD: Take time on groundwater rules

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:54:41 GMT

Directors of the Little Blue Natural Resources District should take advantage of the time they have to update their groundwater management rules and regulations in a sound, judicious manner.

Nebraska lawmaker bashes report on failed execution drug buy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:49:19 GMT

A Nebraska lawmaker says he's disappointed by a recently-released state auditor's report about Department of Correctional Services' failed attempt to purchase execution drugs from overseas last year.

House approves Nebraska veterans med center bill

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:36:55 GMT

The House on Wednesday approved legislation enabling the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to work with private donors to build a new $136 million veterans medical center in Nebraska.

Kyle Heithoff, Corin Pelster Receive Nebraska Banker's Assoc. Scholarships

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:36:54 GMT

Kyle Heithoff of Elgin and Corin Pelster of Bartlett were recognized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics and the Nebraska Bankers Association at a dinner at the Nebraska East Union. Heithoff and Pelster both received scholarships from the NBA and are an agricultural banking and finance majors in the Department of Agricultural Economics.

Nebraska Man Successful on Bighorn Sheep Hunt

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:50 GMT

Nebraska's only bighorn sheep hunting permit holder for 2016, Brett Roberg of Holdrege, ended his hunt successfully at Fort Robinson State Park on Monday afternoon by harvesting a trophy-class ram. The Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, estimated to be 10 years old, unofficially scored 166 using the Boone and Crockett Club's system.

One Officer Dead, One Injured After Shooting Near College in Georgia

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:49 GMT

One police officer is dead and another officer is in critical condition after a shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University Wednesday.The officers -... -- Aleppo, Syria's biggest city and commercial center, has become the symbol of the country's five-year war, epitomizing the suffering of a people and s... The National Pork Board today reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers' discovery of an antibiotic-resist... Kearney, Neb. - Nebraska-Kearney senior linebacker Tyke Kozeal has been named to the 2016 AFCA Division II All-American team.

Living with dementia: Nebraska plan may provide support

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:59:31 GMT

When 61-year-old LuAnne Anderson was diagnosed with semantic dementia in 2010 there were few places she or her husband Brad could turn for help. Few people could tell them what to expect next, or where to find support for a condition that only grows worse.

Why Murdered Teen's Family Is Backing His Alleged Killer, 16

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:33:02 GMT

A refrigerator is being eyed as the "possible" point of origin in the Oakland warehouse fire that killed more than 30 people, an official briefed on the p... -- As President-elect Donald Trump expands his search for Secretary of State, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's name has crept into the mix. "I'm ho... In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline.

Amy Schumer Talks Fat-Shaming; Hits Back at Body Critics

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:33:14 GMT

A refrigerator is being eyed as the "possible" point of origin in the Oakland warehouse fire that killed more than 30 people, an official briefed on the p... -- President-elect Donald Trump announced that Japanese telecoms and internet company SoftBank will invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jo... In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline.

Why the Death Penalty Is Not Dead Yet

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:33:39 GMT

Battered with bad publicity in recent years, the death penalty's public support has declined. But earlier this month when voters in Nebraska, Oklahoma and California had their say, they voted to retain and even expand it, making clear that the controversial punishment is far from finished.

Nebraska man wants new sentence for 1983 crime overturned

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:20:19 GMT

Brian Smith originally got life for a kidnapping in 1983 that led to the death of Mary Jo Hovendick. Smith was 16 then.

Nebraskan with NF ties receives music educator award

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:52:37 GMT

Denise Quinley Cotton has been named Nebraska's 2016-17 National Federation of State High School Associations Outstanding Music Educator of the Year. Quinley Cotton is the daughter of the late Cedric and Helen Quinley from New Franklin.

Intriguing discussion of how religion might have helped save the death penalty in Nebraska

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:17 GMT

This new local article , headlined "How religion impacted Nebraska's death penalty vote," discusses the intersection of religious beliefs and support for capital punishment among Cornhuskers. Here are the details: While the presidential election surprised most people, the results of one Nebraska vote shouldn't have been a surprise.

Ten More Victims Named in Oakland Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:26:08 GMT

The city of Los Angeles upped its security presence at transit stations after receiving a terror threat on Monday, officials said.Law enforcement officia... - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that the U.S. will return some land on its military base in Okinawa back to the Japanese government.Carter made th... The President of Nebraska's largest general farm organization called on Gov. Pete Ricketts and members of the Nebraska Legislature to pass legislation initiating state tax r...

Huskers Host Annual Intrasquad Meet on December 10

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:30:29 GMT

The Nebraska track and field team begins its 2016-17 season with the annual Nebraska Intrasquad meet on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track at 2 p.m. Fans are invited and will enjoy free admission to watch the Huskers compete for the first time this year. For youth , there will be a chance to show off their speed in the Lil' Husker youth 60 and 100-meter dashes.

Governor Promises Flat Budget, No Tax Increases

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:48:44 GMT

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts promised that his upcoming budget proposal to the Nebraska Legislature will include "essentially flat" expenditures and no tax increases. He made the promise to listeners of his monthly call-in show, heard Monday afternoon on KFOR.