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Wednesday | KHGI

Fair Offers Fried Nutella, Bacon Blooming Onions, and More Fun on a Stick

The Nebraska State Fair is known for its deep fried goodies. This year brings some new food choices, and new deals for those watching their wallet.

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Wednesday | Townhall

ACLU: Nebraska cops - grossly misuse' Tasers | Deena Winter | 35

The ACLU of Nebraska says saying law enforcement agencies in the state have "grossly misused" Tasers several times, jolting an elderly, disabled Omaha man with dementia, a drunk man who was "staring down" a cop from a Grand Island hospital bed and a combative 10-year-old Kearney student.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Corn Drops as Tour Samples Show Harvest Is - Looking Fantastic'

Corn dropped as field samples taken on a tour of growing regions across the U.S. bolstered optimism that output in the world's biggest producer will reach a record.

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North Platte Bulletin

Mail: Children's Museum renovated

This is an exciting and quite often chaotic time for families. Routines of sleeping in, hanging out in front of the television and summer sports are suddenly interrupted by back-to-school early mornings.

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TV Technology

Nebraska Broadcasters Association inducts Bates and Grasz-Hall Into Hall of Fame

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association inducted Rod Bates and Lynne Grasz-Hall into the NBA Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, US Governors, Dave Heineman, The National, Entertainment, Television

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KDWN

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.

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Pam's House Blend

Minimum Wage Increase Will Be on the Ballot in Nebraska

While efforts to increase the minimum wage at the federal level have are basically dead for the moment, some real progress is being made at the state and local level.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Nebraska may have to repay $2.5M in Medicaid money

Federal officials want Nebraska to repay nearly $2.5 million because they say the state mishandled some Medicaid prescription drug claims.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

SFGate

Immigration could surface in Nebraska gov. race

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Omaha, NE, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Those exposed to student with tuberculosis sought

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has worked with the student's family to compile a list of people who may have been in contact with the Park Avenue Christian School student, the Norfolk Daily News reported Saturday.

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North Platte Bulletin

Voters to decide minimum wage hike

A petition drive to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour over two years was successful, Secretary of State John Gale announced Friday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

State aid-to-schools formula needs evaluation

This is an exciting and quite often chaotic time for families. Routines of sleeping in, hanging out in front of the television and summer sports are suddenly interrupted by back-to-school early mornings.

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KHGI

Blue-Green Algae Warnings Issued for Several Nebraska, Kansas Lakes

New health alerts for toxic blue-green algae have been issued for Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County and Oliver Lake in Kimball County, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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KETV-TV

Facing termination, two lawyers leave state government

Gov. Dave Heineman and the head of the Nebraska Department of Corrections on Friday announced administrative personnel actions taken to hold accountable the staff members responsible for miscalculating inmate sentences.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska

The Capitol Fax Blog

Today's map

State and local police departments obtain some of their military-style equipment through a free Defense Department program created in the early 1990s.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

1110 KFAB

Tuberculosis Case

It was arranged by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services after the student tested positive.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

State senator picked as ACLU of Nebraska director

Sen. Danielle Conrad will join the group in November. She is leaving the Legislature in January due to term limits.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Neihardt's novel 'Life's Lure,' at 100 years old, is read and discussed online

After 100 years since its first publication, "Life's Lure" by John Neihardt can be read online at Googlebooks and is the subject of a May 29 blog posting by Ron Scheer seriously assessing the book .

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Iraqi religious persecution hits home in Nebraska

Members of the Yazidi community in LIncoln, Neb., Iekham Safar, left, her husband Ismaeil Khalaf, right, and Ismaeil's sister Gulie Khalaf, discuss the plight of the Yazidis in Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Huskers.com

Volleyball Revenues Exceed Expenses

On Monday, inside the hospitality room a few steps down the hallway from college volleyball's most fabled venue the renovated Devaney Center the Huskers' legendary coach tried to divide his thoughts into three segments.

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