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Lincoln, NE December 12, 2013 The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that a Powerball jackpot winning ticket from the Wednesday, Dec. 11 drawing was sold in Nebraska.
Dustin Fairley of Fairbury was selected as the winner of Nebraska Farm Bureau's 2013 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet, and Stephanie Stedman of Burr was named the recipient of the 2013 Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award.
Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed a retired U.S. Air Force colonel to an open seat in the Nebraska Legislature, only days after his first pick withdrew amid questions about his nonpayment of campaign finance fines.
Tommy Garrett, 59, is a small business owner in Bellevue and a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, according to a press release from the Governor's Office.
A 30-year-old La Vista man faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of three federal charges accusing him of lying on an application for security clearance with the U.S. Air Force, as well as misuse of his Social Security number.
South Africans and dignitaries from around the world filled the 94,000-seat stadium in Soweto on Tuesday to honor anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela.
In a joint statement, the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board, Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, Nebraska Soybean Association, Nebraska Wheat Board and Nebraska Wheat Growers Association expressed great disappointment and concern regarding the proposal.
A new report indicates nearly 2,000 Nebraskans have signed up for a health care plan out of nearly 23,000 who applied through the new federal marketplace.
The foundation for the organization unveiled its Hall of Honor that recognizes nearly 400 Nebraska Hall-of-Fame inductees.
A report released Tuesday says net tax receipts for the month totaled $327 million, up from the $312 million in Nebraska's certified forecast.
Net tax receipts for the month totaled $327 million. That's up about $15 million from projections in Nebraska's certified forecast.
Lawmakers are looking to increase participation in Nebraska's state-sponsored college savings plan, which is disproportionately used by higher-income families.
Nebraskans who suffer from a combination of intellectual, behavioral and mental-health problems aren't always receiving state services that could help them.
Pete Festersen, whom Democrats had hoped could make Rep. Lee Terry's district competitive in 2014, is dropping out of the race.
A former candidate for Lincoln Public Schools superintendent, a Massachusetts education advocate and two Nebraskans are vying for the job as Nebraska Education Commissioner.