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Kansas allows driver’s license changes for same-sex spouses

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas is allowing married gay and lesbian residents to change their last names on their driver’s licenses. Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said the Div... Read More

Girl's age challenged in Nebraska child sex assault case

HASTINGS, Neb.  The attorney for a former Hastings High School teacher has challenged the age of a girl who authorities say had sex with the man when she was 15. Kevin Knake is the attorney for 38-year-old Johnathan Shafer, and in court on Monday... Read More

Dwyer Joins USGC As Chief Economist

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to announce the hire of Michael Dwyer as the organization’s chief economist at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. “Mike has 35 years of experience with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service as a well-... Read More

Corzine, others settle MF Global lawsuit for $64.5 mln

Jon Corzine and other former executives and directors at MF Global Holdings Ltd have reached a $64.5 million settlement of litigation in which investors sought to hold them liable for the now-defunct futures brokerage's 2011 bankruptcy. The prelim... Read More

Norfolk Sen. Jim Scheer calls 2015 session successful

The Nebraska Legislature's 2015 session is in the books, but not forgotten.  19th  District State  Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk says it was a  tough session, but he's satisfied most of the important business was taken care of.  The Rural Radio Net... Read More

Governor Issues Order to Protect Gay Marriage Foes

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order aimed at protecting clergy, religious leaders and religious groups from being penalized by the state for opposing same-sex marriage. Brownback issued the order Tuesday. It ... Read More

Husker Women Finish 11th NCAA Attendance

Lincoln – Nebraska women’s basketball continued its strong tradition of outstanding fan support, finishing No. 11 nationally in average home attendance rankings released by the NCAA on Monday, July 6. The Huskers, who also ranked 11th national... Read More

Kansas Opens State Workers’ Health Plan to Same-Sex Spouses

ASSOCIATED PRESS -The health insurance plan for Kansas state government workers is allowing married gay and lesbian couples to obtain coverage for their spouses. Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Sara Belfry says the health p... Read More

The Cozad Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee is hosting Quilts Around the Block

The Cozad Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee is hosting Quilts Around the Block, August 7th and 8th in downtown Cozad. A quilt show, walking tour of quilts, and lectures with renowned quilter, Jodi Barrows, highlight the weekend. Featured present... Read More

Rewriting Clean Water Regulation Would Cost $5 Million, CBO Estimates

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the cost to the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite a controversial Clean Water Act regulation would be $5 million between 2016 and 2020. Of that amount, $4 millio... Read More

NCGA Joins Lawsuit to Overturn WOTUS

The National Corn Growers Association joined 13 other organizations in filing a lawsuit last Thursday in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking to o... Read More