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4 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

Nebraska Joins Wildfire Compact with Nearby States

Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires.


Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

6 hrs ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report -- a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.


7 hrs ago | KHGI

Central Nebraska Ranching Family Honored for Conservation Efforts

A central Nebraska ranching family has been recognized for its land stewardship efforts with an award announced by Gov. Dave Heineman on Friday.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Nebraska jobless inches up to 3.7 percent

The 3.7 percent rate in March is two-tenths of a point under the 3.9 percent the state posted in March 2013, the state Department of Labor said.


10 hrs ago | The Papillion Times

Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

Jenkins pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, then refused to accept prosecutors' accounts of the shootings.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Blog News, Coupe, Dodge Challenger, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Sedan

14 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Heineman pleased with legislative session

Gov. Dave Heineman won't give this Legislature a specific grade, but in a one-on-one interview with KETV NewsWatch 7 Thursday he said it's been a productive 60-day session despite appearances.


Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska Government

18 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Political ads attack US Senate candidates

A new round of political attack ads between the two frontrunners in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race recently launched.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.


Related Topix: Mickey Rooney, Celebrities, Nebraska Government, Spencer Tracy

The Papillion Times

If Nebraska had an official meat, it would be this

Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it's time to toss your clothes It's time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government


Nebraska Students To Compete On Broadway

Omaha Performing Arts is excited to announce that the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards program will join regional awards programs sponsored by professional theatre organizations from across the country to participate in the sixth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater


Nebraska Corn Board Says Planting Season is Big Investment into State's Economy

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska farmers will be planting slightly less corn this year than what was planted last year.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Huskers Rout Nebraska-Omaha, 17-6

Nebraska's ten-run second inning, its first in four years, proved to be more than enough as the Huskers rolled over the UNO Mavericks 17-6 on Wednesday evening at Hawks Field.



Nebraskan gets 35-60 years for child sex assault

A 38-year-old Beatrice man has been given 35 to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.


Deming Headlight

Critic's POV: 'Heaven's' depiction of family is for real

AP Photo/Sony Pictures - Allen Fraser Greg Kinnear and Connor Corum star in "Heaven Is For Real," a film based on the best-selling book of the same name.


Related Topix: Greg Kinnear, Secretariat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Corn Nation

WR Spencer Tears Commits To Nebraska

You weren't expecting #BOOM on a Wednesday morning, were you? Well, Nebraska got it's first Wide Receiver commitment for the 2015 cycle today.


Related Topix: Sports, University of Nebraska NCAA, NCAA Sports

Bellingham Herald

Governor: Nebraska tax relief debates to continue

Heineman praised lawmakers for their work in lowering taxes in this year's session, which ends on Thursday.


Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman


More Nebraskans Killed in Accidents Than Years Before

The Nebraska Department of Roads says 18 people were killed in accidents over the last month.



Nebraska Science Festival Begins April 24

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center

KOTA Television

Union Burger runner up for Nebraska Beef Council's best burger

The Union Bar's 'Union Burger' came in only behind the "Stella Cheeseburger" from Stella's Bar and Grill in Bellevue in the Nebraska Beef Council's Best Burger Contest.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Hamburger, Bellevue, NE, Scotts Bluff County, NE, Papillion, NE, Alliance, NE


KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield

Keystone XL Pipeline opponents have carved a massive 80-acre crop art in a Nebraska cornfield that sits directly in the path of the proposed project.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Ogallala, NE, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


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