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Chimney Rock Visitor Center expansion project fundraising reaches milestone

Fundraising efforts for expansion of the Chimney Rock Visitor Center have eclipsed a milestone toward the $1.8 million cost of the project. The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation has announced it has received $1,565,848.11 in gifts and g... Read More

Juvenile in gun incident at a Scottsbluff school facing attempted second degree murder, six other felony allegations

An expelled Bluffs Middle School student involved in an incident with a handgun on or near Lincoln Heights Elementary School last week is facing seven felonies, including attempted second degree murder. According to the Juvenile Court Petition, th... Read More

Officials ID driver killed in collision with cement truck

MEAD, Neb. (AP) _ Eastern Nebraska officials have identified a woman killed in a crash Monday in Saunders County. The Saunders County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Johanna Benting, of Fremont, died in the crash on Highway 92 between Mead and Waho... Read More

(Audio)  Lawmakers Send The Governor A Two-Year Budget

Nebraska lawmakers have approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year budget despite objections from a group of fiscal conservatives who wanted spending cuts. The main budget bill won final approval Tuesday on a 35-12 vote. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricke... Read More

UNMC’s Agricultural Safety and Health Center to co-host a child agricultural injury prevention workshop in Des Moines, June 23-24

A national workshop dedicated to childhood agricultural safety is scheduled for June 23-24 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will co-host the event along wit... Read More

Board of Regents seeks nominations for Presidential Search Advisory Committee

    The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska is seeking nominations for students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters and members of the public to serve on a Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the sel... Read More

Wind Turbine Zoning Change Approved By Cuming County Planning Commission

The Cuming County Planning Commission  voted 6 to  3 Monday night to approve a request from Bluestem Energy Solutions for a zoning change for a proposed wind  turbine in the county.  The commission's recommendation now goes to the Cuming County B... Read More

Two Arrested Following Chase In Stanton County

Just after 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s office was involved in a vehicle pursuit that began on Hwy 15 South of Pilger, after a speeding vehicle refused to stop and accelerated away west onto county roads.   &... Read More

Stinner: New property tax relief plan is more palatable

State Senator John Stinner says he will be supporting a new plan to eliminate certain sales tax exemptions to provide additional tax relief for landowners. An amendment to LB 183 would end about 20 exemptions for non-business related services, and... Read More

EPA Awards $100,000 to Four Nebraska School Districts to Clean Up Diesel School Buses

(Lenexa, Kan) - Four Nebraska school districts were awarded $100,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace five older diesel school buses. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma a... Read More

Tee Bush, Mark Gardner earn NCTA awards

CURTIS, Neb. – Excellence and dedication exemplified by the faculty and staff of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are valued traits. Year-end awards were recently announced at an appreciation luncheon for all campus employees. A... Read More

Infant Killed In I-80 Crash Near Gretna

Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a 4-month-old child in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 80 near the Nebraska Crossing Outlet stores exit near Gretna on Saturday afterno... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

 Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 6 and LB 138 into law.  LB 6 provides for the spouse or legal dependent of a person on active duty military assigned to a permanent duty station in Nebraska to continue to receive in-state tuition from th... Read More

Senator Ben Hansen Column

Last week in the Unicameral was another with plenty of heavy lifting. We took votes on the state’s budget, a bill relating to the Department of Corrections, and a bill relating to human trafficking, passing all three. We also debated bills relatin... Read More