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NET News: legislative update 042417

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A proposed law to allow teachers to use force to restrain disruptive students sparked debate in the Nebraska Legislature Monday. And lawmakers gave final approval to more than four dozen bills.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 042117

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A plan to cut income taxes and restrain ag land property tax values ran into opposition Friday in the Legislature.(image)


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NET News: Residents In Small Kansas Town Say Federal Water Rules Must Give

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Since the mid-1990s, the tap water in Pretty Prairie has exceeded the EPA’s safe level for nitrates. The town has managed a tentative truce with the EPA by offering free bottled water to parents who have young children or are expecting.(image)


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NET News: Midwest Farmers Look For Past Lessons To Prevent Bird Flu

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Midwest farmers are warily watching as one strain of a highly contagious bird flu virus infects and kills humans in China and another less-worrying but still highly contagious strain infects a Tennessee poultry farm. Two years after a devastating bird flu outbreak in the Midwest, many farmers here s...(image)


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NET News: After Ebola, local and regional hospitals urged to be more alert

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

For rural hospitals thousands of miles away from the Ebola outbreak, there were essential lessons learned about the importance of planning ahead and understanding highly contagious diseases could show up in any medical facility.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 041917

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission voted Wednesday to deny relicensing to four controversial beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska. And the Legislature debated whether medical marijuana should be legalized, and whether the suppliers of lethal injection drugs should have their identities kept secret...(image)


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NET News: For bio containment team, Working with Ebola patients raised del

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Staff of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit found out exactly how their family members felt the dangerous assignment they volunteered to take on. During interviews for the NET News documentary “After Ebola: Nebraska and the Next Pandemic” we asked doctors and nurses what they heard from family and fri...(image)


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NET News: Ebola Survivor recalls treatment in Nebraska biocontainment unit

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:20:00 -0500

Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra recalls recovery in 2014 at the bio-containment unit in the University of Nebraska Medical Center.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 041817

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A proposal to limit property taxes that go to pay for schools stalled in the Legislature Tuesday. And a requirement for out of state online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases by Nebraskans hit at least a temporary roadblock as well.(image)


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NET News: Hastings Oral History Project Looks To The Future

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A professor and a group of her students at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska want to change the game when it comes to oral history in Nebraska. They’ve started an ambitious on-line project that aims to capture the local voices of an era that came and went nearly 50 years ago. The Hastings Oral...(image)


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NET News: Nebraska Ebola cases continue to provide guidance to other hospi

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0500

In 2014 the University of Nebraska Medical Center was asked by the United States government to care for three people stricken by the Ebola virus in Africa. Two years later the doctors and nurses are still in demand as experts in how to safely contain the disease.(image)


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NET News: What does the research tell us about how a child learns to read?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:45:00 -0500

What we know about literacy and skilled reading has grown substantially. We talk with University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholar Victoria Molfese about the formative stages of a child's life and reading.(image)


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