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Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents argued that the ban protects small and independen...

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Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents argued that the ban protects small and independen...

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Fourth Case of Avian Influenza Found in Nebraska

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) ...

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Nebraska lawmakers scrap medical marijuana bill for the year

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session. Sen. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue asked Wednesday to hold his bill until June 15, ensuring senators will not revisit the debate until ...

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EPA Releases Final Ruling on Waters of the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today, despite criticism from numerous agriculture groups. According to the EPA,the goal of the rule is to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably deter...

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Sheriff: Car that carried teens into river has been found

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.  The Lincoln County sheriff says a diver has reached a car that carried two teenagers into the rushing waters of the South Platte River in western Nebraska. But Sheriff Jerome Kramer said Tuesday that the car can't be recovered until the river recedes. Hydrologists say the riv...

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Apr
28
Tue
all-day Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Apr 28 – Jun 20 all-day
The Dawson County Museum will have several quilts on display in the art gallery along with a “quilting bee” in the center of the art gallery for anyone that would like to add some stitches[...]
May
26
Tue
8:30 am Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
May 26 @ 8:30 am
Vacation Bible School  Tuesday through Friday
May
27
Wed
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive -...
American Red Cross Blood Drive -...
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blood drive today from 12:00pm – 6:00pm
May
28
Thu
12:00 pm American Red Cross Bloodmobile –... @ First Congregational Church
American Red Cross Bloodmobile –... @ First Congregational Church
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Be a Hero – Save a Life – Donate Today!
1:00 pm Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
May 28 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm Bulletin Deadline;  8:00 pm AA & Alanon

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