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Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Study For Seizure Sufferers

Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk. Senators voted 44-2 on Thursday to commission a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on the effectiveness of cannabidiol, a cannabi...

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Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Study For Seizure Sufferers

Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk. Senators voted 44-2 on Thursday to commission a University of Nebraska Medical Center study on the effectiveness of cannabidiol, a cannabi...

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Omaha Police Officer Died From Gunshot To The Chest

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the officer shot while helping serve an arrest warrant on Wednesday died from a gunshot wound to her chest, just above the line of her bullet-proof vest. 29-year-old Kerrie Orozco was shot while confronting 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler with other officers. Wh...

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Lawmakers Say Dreamers To Get Driver's Licenses

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts now faces the decision to uphold or withdraw his predecessor's policy of denying driver's licenses to deferred-action youth. Senators voted 34-9 Thursday to allow driver's licenses for young people brought to the United States illegally as children, but allowed to stay...

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Agritourism Liability Bill Passes NE Legislature

Farmers and ranchers who open their property to tourists could be shielded from certain lawsuits under a bill passed by Nebraska lawmakers.  The Legislature gave the measure final approval on Thursday with a 46-0 vote. Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala has said he introduced it to promote rural touri...

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ConAgra Foods says it plans to expand its Waterloo plant and add 55 jobs to the local payroll

Officials say Omaha, Nebraska-based ConAgra expects to break ground next month on the 99,000-square-foot expansion, pending approval of state and local incentives. ConAgra says the expansion project could be finished by late 2016. The expansion will provide space for production of the company's Davi...

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May
22
Fri
all-day St. John Lutheran Church Vacatio...
St. John Lutheran Church Vacatio...
May 22 all-day
St. John Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School Monday, June 1st through Friday, June 5th from 8:30am to 11am at St. John Lutheran Church in Beemer. For children preschool and up. Call 402-528-7278 to register or[...]
all-day West Point VFW & American Legion...
West Point VFW & American Legion...
May 22 all-day
West Point VFW & American Legion need volunteers to help put up and take down Avenue of Flags at St. Michael and Mount Hope Cemetery in West Point on Memorial Day, May 25th. Flags will[...]
May
23
Sat
10:00 am Infant Care Class
Infant Care Class
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Francis Memorial Hospital Infant Care Class Saturday, March 21st from 10am to 12pm at Educational Center at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. This class helps prepare parents to care for their[...]
May
25
Mon
all-day Beemer Memorial Day Program
Beemer Memorial Day Program
May 25 all-day
Beemer Memorial Day Program Monday, May 25th at 10am at the Beemer Cemetery in Beemer. In case of inclement weather the program will be at the American Legion Hall in Beemer.
all-day West Point Memorial Day Service
West Point Memorial Day Service
May 25 all-day
West Point Memorial Day Service Monday, May 25th at 10am at St. Michael’s Cemetery iin West Point. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at St. Mary’s Church in West Point. Reception[...]
all-day Wisner Memoiral Day Program
Wisner Memoiral Day Program
May 25 all-day
Wisner Memorial Day Program Monday, May 25th at 9:30am at Wisner Cemetery – if raining VFW Social Room in Wisner. Wisner VVFW & Sons of Union Veterans Civil War Military Headstone Dedication and services.
5:30 pm Breast Feeding Class
Breast Feeding Class
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – May 25 @ 9:30 pm
St. Francis Memorial Hospital Breast Feeding class Monday, May 25th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the Educational Center at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Those interested in the Breast Feeding Class should[...]
May
26
Tue
all-day Howells Community Garage Sale
Howells Community Garage Sale
May 26 all-day
Howells Community Garage Sale Saturday, May 30th starting at 8am to 1pm at Howells Ballroom in Howells. Community Garage Sale – also with Vendors. Donated items accepted Tuesday, May 26th & Wednesday, May 27th from[...]

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