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4 hrs ago | KHGI

Antique Planes and Classic Cars Visit Minden

Folks can check out the 'Raising Nebraska' exhibit at the new building, but some people in Minden say a visit to the Christmas City this weekend will really raise Nebraskans above the clouds.

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10 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Volunteers Help Make Nebraska State Fair a Reality

Many Nebraskans go to the state fair to have a good time and enjoy ourselves, but who helps make the fair possible? More than 750 volunteers help make the state fair run smoothly and Friday morning at the opening ceremony a tribute was unveiled in the volunteers' honor.

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11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Nebraska court gives phone carrier second chance

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday gave a national cellphone carrier a second chance to qualify as a provider of government-subsidized phone service for low-income residents.

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14 hrs ago | Switched

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

Rep. Lee Terry expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdown would affect his re-election bid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Nebraska, John Boehner

15 hrs ago | KETV-TV

Keeping Bats Out

The Nebraska Humane Society said it's prime time for bats. So what can you do to make sure they don't invade your home? ALL THEY NEED IS AN OPENING THE SIZE OF A aDIME..

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16 hrs ago | Iowa State University

Partnership Creates Plant Science App for Teachers, Students

"The Journey of a Gene" is the product of a partnership between Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln .

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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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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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Related Topix: Nebraska, Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology

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

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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

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