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Kansas Senate approves raft of tweaks to state liquor laws

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a measure that would allow alcohol at state events at the Capitol and adjusts a number of liquor permit processes. Republican Rep. Vicki Schmidt... Read More

Nebraska Legislature to end this year's session early

Nebraska lawmakers are expected to end this year's session with one day to spare.    Speaker Galen Hadley says lawmakers will meet for their final day on Friday, the 89th day of the session. The last day had been scheduled for June 5, after several... Read More

Nebraska death penalty backers consider challenges to repeal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Death penalty supporters are looking to challenge the Nebraska Legislature's landmark repeal vote. The Nebraska attorney general's office said Thursday it plans to challenge part of the law that prevents the state from executing... Read More

(Video) Eagles State Runner Up For 2nd Straight year

For a second straight year Overton's quest for a state title in boys golf came up just short as the Eagles finished as the runner up in Class D at Meadowlark Hills in Kearney on Thursday. The Eagles started the day with an 8 stroke lead over Randolph... Read More

Nebraska state Sen. Nordquist to resign from Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraska state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist is resigning from the Legislature to take a job with Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford. Nordquist announced Wednesday night that he will step down on June 30 from the seat he first won in 2008. ... Read More

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, according to a document released by the agency Thursda... Read More

(Video) Federal Disaster Declaration sought for Benkelman and Dundy county for Wednesday storm damage

Officials are scrambling to assess hail and flood damage in the southwest Nebraska community of Benkelman from strong storms that moved through Wednesday afternoon and evening.   Region 15 Emergency Management Director  Pat Gerdes  says a  disas... Read More

Nebraska Football Fan Day Set for August 5th

Nebraska fans will have their first opportunity to meet Coach Mike Riley’s 2015 Husker football team at the annual Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular. This year Husker fans will have the opportunity to spend an evening at Memori... Read More

Governor open to budget cuts; lawmaker skeptical

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s willing to consider new proposals to trim state spending to help balance the budget, but a GOP legislative leader is skeptical that such efforts would bear fruit. Brownback said durin... 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