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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports t...

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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports t...

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Nebraska lawmakers advance rebates for natural gas fuel

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska drivers could receive refunds from the state on clean-burning fuel converters and pumps under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Senators gave initial approval Tuesday to the incentives for companies and individuals that use vehicles which run on hydrogen fuel cells and l...

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YMCA hire new CEO

HOLDREGE – The YMCA of the Prairie has hired Ginger Cowne as the new CEO. Cowne has 13 years of Y experience, including serving at YMCAs in Hillsboro, Ohio; Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, NY; and most recently as interim CEO of the Clinton County Community Family YMCA in Wilmington, Ohio. Robert ...

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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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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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