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Nebraska Game and Parks' shooting center to reopen

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Game and Parks' shooting sports center will reopen April 25 for spring weekend sessions. The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex is situated at Platt... Read More

Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

TOKYO (AP) _ Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. Economy minister Akira Amari announced plans for the ta... Read More

Counties get grants for disability election equipment costs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced that 48 county election offices will receive reimbursements totaling nearly $50,000 to help cover costs associated with the use of voter disability equipment during the 2014 general e... Read More

Nebraska duck zone, goose unit boundary changes proposed

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking reaction to proposed changes to duck zone and goose unit boundaries for the 2016-17 hunting season. Duck zones and goose units provide an opportunity to coordinate the birds' migration patterns and... Read More

Agriculture Hall of Fame to reopen again with new hopes

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) _ Like many farmers, the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame struggles to hold on from one year to the next. After being closed last year except for special events, the 50-year-old hall in Bonner Springs will re... Read More

Tri-City advances to Western Conference Final

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm completed a sweep of the Omaha Lancers Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center, winning 3-1 in Game 3 to move on to the Western Conference Final. Storm goals were scored by Dan Labosky, Mason Appleton and Chr... Read More

Attorney General To Weigh In On Fantasy Sports Legal Issues

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Attorney General Derek Schmidt is determining the legality of fantasy sports under the Kansas constitution. If he determines them to be a game of chance they would be illegal. If categorized as a game of skill, they could pass... Read More

Rural Futures Institute aims to help improve life in small towns

LINCOLN--Rural communities in Nebraska are the driving force behind the Rural Futures Institute, a program meant to address problems specific to rural life. The Rural Futures Institute was developed in 2010 by the University of Nebraska system t... Read More

Farm Bureau Supports Trade Promotion Authority Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015— Expanding international trade is vital to the success of America’s farmers and ranchers. To make that expansion happen, Congress must approve trade promotion authority, the American Farm Bureau Federation said to... Read More

ASA Lauds Bipartisan Bill to Grant TPA to White House

WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill that will extend trade promotion authority (TPA) to President Barack Obama. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) an... Read More

Police still hunting for 2 sisters missing on Michigan trip

State police still are searching for two sisters from Nebraska and Oklahoma who have been missing for a week during a trip in Michigan.     Det. Sgt. Jeff Marker said Saturday there have been many tips but still no sign of 52-year-old Leslie Roy a... Read More