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20 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Brad Ashford

On this edition of KETV NewsWatch 7's Chronicle, we focus on the November election.

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

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Washington Times

5 things to know about the 2014 Nebraska elections

With so many open races on the Nebraska ballot, voters have a lot to absorb. Here are five questions to consider about contests for governor, U.S. Senate and other offices: Republicans occupy every statewide elected office in Nebraska, including governor, U.S. Senate, attorney general, auditor and treasurer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Russia Taday

Federal cybersecurity director convicted of child porn charges

The former acting director of cyber security for the United States Department of Health and Human Services was convicted this week on child pornography charges upon completion of a four-day federal trial in Nebraska.

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Related Topix: Prison, Nebraska, US News

The Wichita Eagle

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Norwalk Citizen News

2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Agri Marketing

U.S. Grains Council Releases 2nd Video On Modern Corn Production

U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL RELEASES 2ND VIDEO ON MODERN CORN PRODUCTION Aug. 29, 2014 Source: U.S. Grains Council news release The second of three U.S. Grains Council videos chronicling the 2014 U.S. corn growing season was released this week, highlighting production conditions on four farms.

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

AmmoLand

Pheasants Forever Adds Dr. Kent Forney; Nebraska Veterinarian, to National Board

Pheasants Forever announces that Dr. Kent Forney of Lincoln, Neb. has been elected to the nonprofit organization's National Board of Directors .

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Today in Nebraska for September

1855 - Army troops attacked a Brule Sioux village along Bluewater Creek in present-day Garden County, killing 86 American Indians and capturing about 70 others in the Battle of Ash Hollow.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Chuck Hagel, Nebraska, US Military, Hastings, US Army

Customer Interaction Solutions

Nebraska 4-H and UnitedHealthcare Expand "Eat4-Health" Partnership,...

UnitedHealthcare and Nebraska 4-H are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles among youth and families.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Family, Kids

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Electronic Betting Issue in Nebraska Supreme Court

An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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KHGI

Tree-Killing Beetle Moves Toward Nebraska

An invasive tree-eating bug has already killed tens of millions of trees in two dozen states, and it's getting closer and closer to Nebraska.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Entomology, Science

National Provisioner

Cargill pledges $1 million to Raising Nebraska

With a major presence in Nebraska, Cargill has become the title sponsor of Raising Nebraska , pledging $1 million dollars over five years.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Agriculture, Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln

SFGate

Heineman shouldn't run NU system, Chambers says

State Sen. Ernie Chambers says Gov. Dave Heineman is incapable of running the University of Nebraska system and should end his "vain pursuit" of the president's post.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska, City University of New York

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHGI

Fair Goes Extra Step on Older Nebraskans Day

Whether it's heat or in this case rain, the Nebraska State Fair has taken extra steps to make sure older Nebraskans enjoy a day just for them.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

State Fair Holds Older Nebraskan Day

The Nebraska State Fair is an exciting place to be, but for senior citizens the crowds and loud noises can be difficult to deal with.

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KHGI

Horse-racing measure now in Nebraska court's hands

An attempt to invalidate a ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on old horse races is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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KLKN

Horse racing debate heard in Neb. Supreme Court

Anti-gambling group Gambling With The Good Life is opposed to the measure, arguing it cheapens the sport of horse racing, and will turn Nebraska into a casino state.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Wired

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

He's the sixth suspect to make this mistake in Operation Torpedo, an FBI operation that targeted three Tor-based child porn sites and that used controversial methods to unmask anonymized users.

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ThinkProgress

Why Nebraska's 'Top Climate Denier' Congressman Could Lose His Seat In November

Seeking his ninth term in office, the Republican congressman deemed Nebraska's " top climate denier " by the state's most prominent progressive grassroots organization seems to be getting a run for his money from a veteran state senator.

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

NOLA.com

Louisiana ranks 40th for women's equality, study shows

WalletHub's analysis of 2014's Best and Worst States for Women's Equality showed Louisiana tied with Nebraska ranking 40th overall women's equality and 49th for the largest pay gap.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Nebraska, Wyoming Government, Wyoming

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