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EPA Rules Would Restrict Pesticides, Protect Pollinators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new pesticide label restrictions designed to protect managed bees used as part of pollination services from foliar applications during bloom, acco... Read More

Hastings Police: Not enough evidence to prosecute suspects

HASTINGS, Neb.  Southern Nebraska authorities say four people accused of pretending to kidnap children to scare them won't face charges due to a lack of sufficient evidence. The Hastings Tribune reports that Hastings Police Chief Pete Kortum says... Read More

Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Legislature has overridden the governor's veto and ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted... Read More

Huskers Add Assistant Volleyball Coach

Lincoln - University of Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook announced Thursday the hiring of Chris Tamas as an assistant coach, with his wife, Jennifer (Joines) Tamas, joining the Huskers as a volunteer assistant. Chris Tamas was the assistant c... Read More

EPA Official Says They Did Listen to Ag When Drawing Up WOTUS

EPA's head of the office of water, Ken Kopocis, acknowledged Wednesday the odds are stacked against the agency in convincing agriculture the final waters of the United States rule will change nothing on the farm. Judging by the reaction from many ag... Read More

Stokes Named Third-Team All-American

Kiki Stokes was recognized for an outstanding junior season on Wednesday, May 27, when she was named a third-team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). The 15th Nebraska softball player to be recognized as an NFCA ... Read More

Cozad & Lex school threats under investigation

  Both Cozad and Lexington school buildings have reopened after being on lockdown this morning due to bomb threats to both high schools.    Meanwhile, the Orthman Community YMCA will remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Branc... Read More

New Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With today's ... Read More

Brownback looks at possible worker furloughs amid budget row

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s office is looking at perhaps furloughing state workers if the Legislature does not pass a balanced budget in the coming weeks. Brownback’s spokeswoman, Sara Belfry, said Wednesday his offic... Read More

Legislative Session One Of The Longest Ever

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues. Lawmakers were convening Thursday for the 98th day of their session, ... Read More

First Day State Golf Results

The first day of the Boys State golf tournaments are is the books. In Class A, Creighton Prep leads the way with a 296, Millard North is second. Kearney is 10th and Grand Island is 11th. Jack Minnick has the first round lead after shooting a 67. I... Read More