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Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

INDIANAPOLIS - Military dogs that spent years in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs. The dogs headed to Indiana, Texa... Read More

North Dakota's Jeff Campbell champ in College Home Run Derby

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Jeff Campbell of North Dakota won the College Home Run Derby, hitting 10 homers in the finals to easily defeat Wake Forest's Will Craig on Thursday night. Campbell set a derby record with 20 first-round homers, the longe... Read More

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 controversial new rule redefining the scope of federal jurisdi... Read More

Health Alert Issued for Sutherland Reservoir in Lincoln Co

The state has issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae at Sutherland Reservoir in Lincoln County.  This is the first health alert issued in the 2015 recreational season.  Weekly sampling has been conducted at 50 public lakes in Nebraska sin... Read More

Meat and Dairy to Eclipse Biofuel in Agriculture Demand

Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next 10 years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower oil prices, the FAO and OECD said. In thei... Read More

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 grants are through USDA Rural Development's Housing ... 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