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Several Ag and Industry Groups Ask Court to Ditch EPA’s Water Rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation,  National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Public Lands Council, and 11 other agricultural and industry groups today asked a federal court to vacate the controversia... Read More

CNPPID Board Deadlocked on Eminent Eomain Issue

 The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors deadlocked on a vote at a special meeting Thursday to authorize the use of the District’s eminent domain authority to acquire land associated with the proposed const... Read More

Kansas may not issue pension bonds, despite legal authority

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas might not issue $1 billion in bonds to boost the long-term health of its public pension system even though state officials have given the final go-ahead. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and top GOP legislators signed off... Read More

Governor Signs Bill Clarifying New Property Tax Law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn't take effect until 2018. Brownback's office announced Wednesday that he had signed the measure. It resolve... Read More

Brownback Pondering Religious Objections Legislation

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation. Brownback on Thursday also defend... Read More

(VIDEO) Federal officials open investigation into West Point explosion

WEST POINT, Neb.  Federal officials are opening an investigation into an explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution center that left seven people injured. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Admini... Read More

Hospital administration decline financial data request to board member

  After May's Lexington Regional Health Center Board of Director's meeting, board member Dr. Mark Jones made a request to hospital administration for 5 years of expense information in 5 different areas of the hospital operation. During Tuesda... Read More

Danger Stars Named All Stars

Nebraska Danger Quarteback Jameel Sewell is the 2015 IFL Most Valuable Player. This is Sewell’s second MVP award having also been named MVP following the 2013 IFL season. Sewell joins IFL Hall of Fame QB Chris Dixon as the only players in IFL histo... Read More

Nebraska officials report year's 1st West Nile virus case

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska health authorities have reported the state's first human case of West Nile virus for 2015. The Nebraska Health and Human Services Department said in a news release Thursday that someone who lives in the Central District He... Read More

Rabies Cases Rise in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health has identified a an increased number of rabies cases reported in Kansas this year. As of June 30, 69 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Kansas for 2015. Rabies testing is perfo... Read More

Hall County loses bid to raise fee for housing state inmates

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  State officials have rejected Hall County's effort to raise its daily fee for housing state prisoners. County corrections director Fred Ruiz told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that he'd sought $93 a day, an increa... Read More