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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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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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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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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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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

Agri Marketing

Cargill Pledges $1 Million To The New "Raising Nebraska" Program

CARGILL PLEDGES $1 MILLION TO THE NEW "RAISING NEBRASKA" PROGRAM Aug. 26, 2014 Source: Cargill news release 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

WBNS

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Two years after an emotion-driven campaign of misinformation about its lean, finely textured beef decimated Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products, Inc., hopeful signs continue to emerge for the company.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WBNS

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

It's probably the coldest activity ever to sweep the country, but that's certainly what has happened with the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS research.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Medicine, Als, Health, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Opinion

Custer County Chief

Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year

Fifty percent of poll respondents said they were better off this year than five years ago, up from 42 percent last year.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Program to help ex-Nebraska wards into adulthood

It's called Bridge to Independence, and on Oct. 20 it's expected to begin helping former foster children who have aged out of state custody at 19. State legislation passed in 2013 and 2014 authorized the program, but funding approval by the federal government was necessary before it could begin.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

AmmoLand

Enjoy Living History at State Park Areas in Nebraska

Living history demonstrations by re-enactors are scheduled Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Indian Cave State Park.

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