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2 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

United Way says it's time to "Stuff the Bus"

United Way of Western Nebraska invites you to help "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for children in need! United Way believes that advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for all- and that begins with preparing children to succeed in school.

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Related Topix: Western, NE, Scottsbluff, NE, Education Etc., Gering, NE, Minatare, NE

6 hrs ago | North Platte Bulletin

Nebraska: No. 3 state for business

Nebraska is one of America's 10 most business-friendly states, according to Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., a national leader in corporate site selection.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Times Herald

Many kids don't have a realistic take on their weight

Nearly one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight, but many don't realize that they fall into that category.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition

WOWT-TV Omaha

UNMC Researchers Receive $10 Million Grant to Study Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a five-year grant for $10 million to continue work on a project to fight the growing threat of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus .

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, MRSA, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

KLKN

Firefighting air stations, planes now operational

The Nebraska Forest Service said Tuesday that the state-contracted plane and crew arrived last week for a two-month stint during the summer wildfire season.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

More Volunteers Needed For Nebraska's State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair Volunteer program is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Nebraska State Fair starting on August 22. Grand Island Chamber president Cindy Johnson said, "As the fair grows, so does our need to even more volunteers."

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KHGI

Nebraska man gets 20-year sentence for fatal wreck

A Nebraska man has been sentenced to two decades in prison for causing a fatal wreck that killed a Columbus woman last year.

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KETV-TV

Get away for a day at Nebraska's oldest county museum

The Washington County Historical Museum is just north of Omaha in Fort Calhoun. It's the oldest county museum in Nebraska showcasing artifacts from prehistoric time and from Fort Atkinson.

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Related Topix: Washington County, NE, Omaha, NE, Fort Calhoun, NE

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Multiple Crews Battle Fire at Fairfield John Deere Dealership

From 1011Weather.com: A 10/11 Weather Alert Day is in effect for Eastern Nebraska due to dangerous heat.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, NE, Clay County, NE, Clay Center, NE, Glenvil, NE, Lawrence, NE

KETV-TV

Latino leaders speak out against Governor Heineman

FRY. I'M JEREMY MASKEL. STATE LATINO LEADERS ARE SPEAKING OUT .. TAKING AIM AT GOVERNOR DAVE HEINEMAN'S AND aWHERE THE KIDS ARE..

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska Government

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KHGI

USDA grant helps rural businesses grow vegetables

The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons is getting a $99,000 federal grant to provide training and business assistance to two small businesses that will specialize in growing vegetables.

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

KGWN

Western Nebraska Veterans' Home Receives Fifth Deficiency Free Survey

The Western Nebraska Veterans' Home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska recently received its fifth deficiency-free survey from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Western, NE, Scottsbluff, NE, Medicine, Nursing

Roll Call

Rating Change: Nebraskaa s 2nd District

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., has a history of making races closer than they need to be - and 2014 appears to be no different.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Nebraska Government

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Nebraska wheat harvest more than half done

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 54 percent of the state's wheat crop has now been harvest, which is slightly behind the average of 61 percent.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Agriculture, Science

The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska universities win robotic surgery grant

University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been working since 2008 with the U.S. Army's Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program to develop miniature robotic technology.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Health

KLKN

Nebraska teen died in rollover crash, patrol says

A 16-year-old Fullerton boy has died after being ejected from a car during a rollover crash in central Nebraska.

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Bellingham Herald

To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they've found a way to encourage people to save more money - and have fun doing it.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Lottery

KBMT

XL Pipeline foes fear worst for water supply, Rosebud Sioux tribe: 'We will fight'

Courtesy NBC News IDEAL, South Dakota - Facing the sunrise on a frigid morning, Rosebud Sioux tribal leader Royal Yellow Hawk offered an ancient prayer in song, his voice periodically muffled by the whistling prairie wind.

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Related Topix: Steele City, NE, Ogallala, NE, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

KETV-TV

Holly's Seven Day Forecast

WITH WARM AND MUGGY CONDITIONS AT 9 PM THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES ARE QUITE WARM TODAY, WITH MOST READINGS IN THE 80S AND 90S.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

KHGI

Vigil for MH17 Held in Grand Island

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday, and Sunday night Nebraskans held a vigil in Grand Island.

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