Brownback: ‘Everything’ on Table to Fix Budget Gap

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he is “looking at everything” to fill a projected $279 million budget deficit for this fiscal year, including the possibility of tweaking the stat... Read More

Lex City Council convenes for final Nov. meeting

The Lexington City Council met for the final November meeting on Tuesday night in the Council Chambers. The council moved swiftly through the evenings agenda. An interlocal agreement with the School District regarding adding another School Resourc... Read More

West Central Nebraska Development District Taking Applications For Housing Project

West Central Nebraska Development District is taking applications for Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation projects on December 1, 2014. Funding for this program is made possible through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The Villag... Read More

Organizations Call Executive Order on Immigration Good First Step

Farmworker Justice says as many as 450-thousand farmworkers and spouses could qualify for relief under President Obama’s executive order on immigration - according to The Hagstrom Report. With protection against the fear of deportation - the organi... Read More

Prof: Mental health services lacking in Nebraska

A longtime psychologist says Nebraska has dismantled important mental health services over the last decade, effectively turning jails and prisons into the state's biggest treatment centers. University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist William Spauldi... Read More

Ricketts names state budget, policy directors

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Ol... Read More

Shipping season to close on upper Mississippi River, earliest ever

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter closure on records that date back to 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. "Th... Read More

Agro-Defense Project Vote Delayed

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Governor Sam Brownback and top legislative leaders agreed to delay a vote on issuing bonds needed for the proposed agro-defense plant in Manhattan. The State Finance Council decided Monday to postpone issuing $231 million in bon... Read More

Hunter Sentenced In Kansas Bird Hunting Case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Texas man has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to violating a federal law protecting birds while he was in Kansas. The U.S. Attorney's office says 52-year-old George Morgan of Gordonville, Texas... Read More

Blood drive held in honor of local UNK student

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give something that has a meaning, by donating blood in honor of local college student and cancer survivor, Rachel Berreckman. On Dec. 3 at the Agricultural Center in Hold... Read More

Animal Scientist Funston Gets Regional Extension Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award for the North Central Region from Cooperati... Read More