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Lex CDA approves Pentad Project

A redevelopment contract and plan for the Pentad Properties Corp. project was approved at the Community Development Agency meeting on Monday night. The plan intends to redevelop an area within the ... Read More

Former union official sentenced for stealing over $100,000

A former union official who was convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from the group he led has been sentenced to eight months of prison and house arrest.    The Lincoln Journal Star reports Ray Lineweber was sentenced Friday for stealing from... Read More

NFB Foundation for Agriculture Honors FFA Advisors of the Year

LINCOLN, NEB. – The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (NFB Foundation for Agriculture) along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau Ag Promotion Committee selected two recipients for the FFA chapter Advisors of the Year award: Jason Speck and ... Read More

Court to decide if 800K tobacco growers too many for 1 case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simpl... Read More

 Program finds students with rural ties for medical school

A special Nebraska program continues to give high school students from rural areas a shot at medical school in the hope they will return home.    Natalie Leader graduated from the Rural Health Opportunities Program a few years ago and now owns her ... Read More

EU to put Thailand 1 step away from fish ban

LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ The European Union is to give Thailand six months to drastically change its policies on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban by the end of the year. Two people with knowledge of the decision told The A... Read More

Trees planted in fire-damaged areas of Nebraska Panhandle

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) _ More than 40,000 trees are being planted in northwest Nebraska again this spring to help the area recover from the 2012 wildfires. Crews from the Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands have planted 41,300 seedlings this month... Read More

Wisconsin Declares State of Emergency, 5.3-Million Iowa Chickens Affected by Avain Influenza

Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that is infecting U.S. poultry and Governor Scott Walker said on Monday he has authorized the state's National Guard to help contain the disease. The Republican governor declared... Read More

UPDATE: Kansas cuts projected taxes by $187 million through June 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect $187 million less in taxes through June 2016 than previously anticipated. The new fiscal forecast issued Monday is likely to force Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and ... Read More

Nebraska senators to hash out legalizing medical marijuana<

Nebraska senators will debate whether to legalize medical marijuana under a bill proponents say is aimed at residents struggling with debilitating seizures.    A legislative committee voted 7-1 Monday to advance a measure to create cannabis centers... Read More

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain witho... Read More