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Nebraska's April jobless rate of 2.5 pct still lowest in US

LINCOLN, Neb. A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.5 percent in April, remaining the lowest rate in the nation. The Nebraska Labor Department said in t... Read More

NBAF breaks ground in Manhattan

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) groundbreaking took place today in a ceremony attended by city, university, state and federal leaders.  The NBAF facility will make Kansas the epicenter of new and progressive animal disease research... Read More

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 u... Read More

Ground Broken For Bio Defense Facility

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Nearly seven years after Manhattan, Kansas, was chosen as the site for a national research center focusing on deadly animal diseases, federal and state officials were helping break ground Wednesday on the National Bio and Agro-Defe... Read More

Kansas Senate Rejects GOP Member's Attempt To Kill Tax Plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has started a debate over a bill raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall by rejecting a conservative Republican member's attempt to kill the measure. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-13 against a m... Read More

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 Com... Read More

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... Read More

Western Nebraska All Star Games Set

The annual Western Nebraska All Star Football and Volleyball games are set June 13th in Scottsbluff. Here's a list of the area coaches and athletes who have been chosen to play in the games. The football game will be broadcast that night at 8pm centr... Read More

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... Read More

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, en... Read More

NSAA Boys State Golf Underway

The NSAA boys golf tournaments are underway at four locations across the state. Highlands in Lincoln is hosting Class A, Riverside in Grand Island is hosting Class B. Holmes golf course in Lincoln is hosting Class C and Meadowlark Hills in Kearney is... Read More