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USDA seeks applications for grants to help repair housing in rural communities

USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low and very-low income rural residents.  The USDA's Tony Hernandez is Rural Housing Service Administrator.  Hernandez says the gr... 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

American Farm Bureau, Agriculture and Industry Groups Ask Court to Ditch EPA’s Unlawful Water Rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation, Texas Farm Bureau, Matagorda County Farm Bureau, and 11 other agricultural and industry groups today asked a federal court to vacate the controversial new rule redefining the scope of federal jurisdiction under th... 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

USDA Energy Biomass Retrieval Incentives to Begin June 30

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that FSA will begin accepting applications on June 30, 2015, from foresters and farmers seeking financial assistance to harvest and deliver b... Read More

Delgates Selected to Attend the 44th Annual NAYI

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) today announced the selection of nearly 190 Nebraska high school juniors and seniors to attend the 44th annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) next week from July 6-10 on the University of Neb... Read More