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2 hrs ago | North Platte Bulletin

At the Legislature: So long from Tom Hansen

Well, we knew it was coming and now it is here. The 2014 Legislative Session has come to an end and with it 17 senators, including myself, have concluded eight years of service to the State of Nebraska.

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6 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Keystone XL announcement met with predictable oily response

The State Department announced a delay in their Keystone XL review process today, as they wade through 2.5 million public comments, as well as work to get a handle on the fact that thanks to a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, there is currently no legal route through Nebraska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

6 hrs ago | SooToday

Keystone pipeline hit by another delay

In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipline covers an 80-acre cornfield outside of Neligh, Neb., on April 12, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | KHGI

Central Nebraska Ranching Family Honored for Conservation Efforts

A central Nebraska ranching family has been recognized for its land stewardship efforts with an award announced by Gov. Dave Heineman on Friday.

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13 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Neb. killer's post-conviction relief motion denied

Michael Ryan was sentenced to death for the 1985 cult-related killing of James Thimm in the southeast Nebraska town of Rulo.

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17 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.

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21 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Heineman pleased with legislative session

Gov. Dave Heineman won't give this Legislature a specific grade, but in a one-on-one interview with KETV NewsWatch 7 Thursday he said it's been a productive 60-day session despite appearances.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations

If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online.

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KETV-TV

Political ads attack US Senate candidates

A new round of political attack ads between the two frontrunners in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race recently launched.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska

North Platte Bulletin

Scam smart: Avoid websites that charge for driver's licenses

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert Thursday for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver's license renewals.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Bruning, NE, Internet, Science / Technology

The Papillion Times

A recap of what got done - and what didn't - in the 2014 legislative session

Jenkins pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, then refused to accept prosecutors' accounts of the shootings.

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The Papillion Times

PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad

A political action committee funded by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle has released a television ad attacking Shane Osborn, one of Sasse's primary opponents.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska

KHGI

Nebraska Corn Board Says Planting Season is Big Investment into State's Economy

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska farmers will be planting slightly less corn this year than what was planted last year.

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Washington Times

Neb-Omaha's Derrin Hansen signs a 4-year contract

Nebraska-Omaha men's basketball coach Derrin Hansen has signed a new contract that will keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season.

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The Papillion Times

If Nebraska had an official meat, it would be this

Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it's time to toss your clothes It's time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Huskers.com

NU to Close Season at Home with Senior Day

Nebraska vs. Penn State Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. - Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers host two conference matches this weekend to close the regular season as they face Big Ten opponents Penn State on Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. before welcoming No.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Governor: Nebraska tax relief debates to continue

Heineman praised lawmakers for their work in lowering taxes in this year's session, which ends on Thursday.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Stenberg Encourages Using Income Tax Refunds to Invest in NEST

One way for Nebraskans to put an income tax refund to good use is to invest it in a college savings account for a child or grandchild through the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust , Nebraska's state-sponsored 529 college savings program, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Missing Neb. boy found in stuffed-animal claw machine

A 3-year-old Nebraska boy is safe after crawling his way into a stuffed-animal claw machine at a bowling alley across the street from his family's apartment Monday night.

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