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3 hrs ago | KHGI

Ebola patient in Nebraska regains his appetite

The American doctor battling the Ebola virus has regained his appetite as he continues to improve at the Nebraska Medical Center. Debbie Sacra says she's glad to hear President Barack Obama is sending additional help to West Africa where more than 2,200 deaths have been reported in this Ebola outbreak.

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Related Topix: Medicine

5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Nebraska's uninsured rate held stable in 2013

Nebraska's rate of uninsured stayed flat last year while those in neighboring states and the nation declined slightly, according to U.S. census data released Tuesday. The new data showed that 13 percent of Nebraskans under age 65 were uninsured last year.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, University of Nebraska Omaha, Healthcare Law, Law

8 hrs ago | KHGI

Nebraska Department of Agriculture Prepares for Large Harvest

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is taking steps to prepare for fall harvest, according to director Greg Ibach. He is also encouraging producers and agribusinesses to exercise care as they begin this busy time of year.

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

10 hrs ago | Custer County Chief

Nebraska Senate hopefuls jab Sasse in final debate

Several Nebraska U.S. Senate hopefuls took shots at Republican frontrunner Ben Sasse during a final pre-election debate that focused heavily on guns, immigration and free trade. The debate in North Platte highlighted sharp differences between Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, while allowing the two independent candidates equal time to make their cases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, North Platte, NE

14 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Election Shenanigans Continue in Nebraska

Last week's resignation of Nebraska's lieutenant governor has created chaos on the November state ballot, with a Libertarian candidate claiming the secretary of state broke the law to certify a Republican replacement candidate after the deadline. Libertarian gubernatorial hopeful Mark Elworth Jr. sued Nebraska's secretary of state on Friday, for allowing a post-deadline change to the statewide ballot for the November general elections.

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17 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

USDA: Nebraska winter wheat planting near average

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says below-normal temperatures, rain in the east and light snow in western portions of Nebraska slowed field work last week. The USDA said in a report released Monday that 26 percent of Nebraska's expected winter wheat crop had been planted, compared with the five-year average of 27 percent for the date.

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

21 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

Arbitrator Finds in Favor of Fire Union

An arbitrator has weighed-in on a long-running clash between the Omaha Firefighters' Union and the city, finding in favor of the union's position. The arbitrator has ordered the city to place at least one more fire apparatus, either a medic unit, engine company or truck company, in service for the duration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

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Related Topix: Fire

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KETV-TV

Omaha gets $15 million federal grant for bus line

A nearly $15 million federal grant will help Omaha develop a new rapid bus service linking Westroads Mall with downtown and major employers in Midtown. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Omaha Monday to announce the grant that will pay for half the estimated $30.6 million cost of the project.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska Medical Center

KETV-TV

Human Rights Campaign brings continually staffed presence to Nebraska

NEW AT SIX... THE HUMAN RIGHT'S CAMPAIGN PRESENTS AN UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TO ADVANCE EQUALITY FOR NEBRASKA'S L-G-B-T COMMUNITY. THIS MORNING THE GROUP ANNOUNCED IT WILL HAVE A CONTINUOUSLY STAFFED PRESENCE IN THE STATE.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Paradise Post

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, Emory University

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Governor Urges Nebraskans to Create Emergency Pet Plans

Nebraska's governor and first lady are urging residents to create a plan for their pets when preparing for emergencies. Gov. Dave Heineman and his wife, Sally Ganem, stressed the need for planning during an appearance Monday at the Capitol with Snickers, the "first puppy."

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

KAUZ

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Police say they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct. Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

WOWT-TV Omaha

Special Enforcement Planned By Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln will have an increased presence in Otoe County during special enforcement efforts planned September 20-21. Special enforcement activities will include high visibility patrols along with a vehicle check paid for in part thanks to a $3,100 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety .

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Keystone XL operator asks for PUC re-certification

The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state. The Public Utilities Commission must recertify that the conditions for construction of that portion of the pipeline haven't changed since the permits were issued in 2010.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Heineman: Picking new lt. governor will take weeks

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office. Heidemann, a former state senator and University of Nebraska regent, resigned last week after a judge approved a protection order against him at his sister's request.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman

Los Angeles Times

Miss America 2015 is Kira Kazantsev, who channeled Anna Kendrick

Before taking the 2015 Miss America title, a seated Miss New York Kira Kazantsev sings Pharrell's "Happy" while tapping and flipping a red plastic cup. Before taking the 2015 Miss America title, a seated Miss New York Kira Kazantsev sings Pharrell's "Happy" while tapping and flipping a red plastic cup.

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Related Topix: Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick, Entertainment

Columbia Journalism Review

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal

So said Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers at a dramatic Sept. 4 hearing on a scandal that has rocked the state's Department of Corrections, spurred litigation and criminal investigations against state officials, become a political football in the governor's race, and disrupted the lives of hundreds of convicts.

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Related Topix: Prison, Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

KETV-TV

Cruisin' for a Cure

SMOOTH RIDING TODAY.. FOR DOZENS OF CLASSIC CARS ALONG DODGE TODAY. THE SHINY RIDES DRAW ATTENTION TO MORE THAN JUST HORSEPOWER..

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health

Agri Marketing

Activities Announced For Nat'l Farm Safety & Health Week

ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED FOR NAT'L FARM SAFETY & HEALTH WEEK Sep. 15, 2014 Source: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health news release A secure, healthy food supply is everyone's business, and so is the safety of farmers and farm workers. The U.S.-based International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health urges consumers and everyone involved in agriculture to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week and promote awareness of safety solutions year round.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

American Life in Poetry - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 PST

I'd guess that a number of our readers have had MRIs. One of my neighbors, a gravel hauler in rural Nebraska, told me that his test sounded as if he were on the inside of a corn sheller.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Nebraska Government

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