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7:12 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he won't be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, despite pressure from Canada and other pipeline supporters for quick action.

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General News
6:06 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Ira Combs, Jr. guest speaker at UNMC's MLK Day Event

Ira Combs, Courtesy of UNMC

Ira F. Combs, community health advocate and recipient of a “Champions of Change” award from the White House, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Day, Jr. event, sponsored by UNMC.

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General News
6:06 am
Mon January 13, 2014

New Census Figures Released for 2008-2012

The Census Bureau recently released survey data spanning the years 2008-2012.

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General News
6:06 am
Fri January 10, 2014

US Army Corps of Engineers says reservoirs drawn down significantly

The 2014 Missouri River runoff season has begun, with reservoirs drawn down significantly due to the lingering effects of the 2012 drought.

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General News
1:14 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Teen guitarist accompanies Omaha dad at store

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old Omaha boy spent his Christmas morning strumming tunes on his guitar at an Omaha convenience store while his dad worked nearby, selling gas, coffee, doughnuts and other morning staples.

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General News
1:13 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Nebraska nuclear plant back in operation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska is back in operation after nearly three years of being shut down under the heavy scrutiny of federal regulators.

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General News
6:06 am
Thu December 26, 2013

AARP Working to Avert Retirement Crisis in Nebraska

According to the AARP, at least 40% of Nebraska workers do not have access to a retirement plan.

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General News
9:20 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Midwest propane prices rise as cold snap holds on

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several upper Midwestern states are dealing with higher propane prices because of supply problems in recent weeks.

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General News
9:18 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Auditor: Nebraska lost out on $5.8M in federal aid

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Mike Foley says Nebraska failed to take advantage of nearly $5.8 million in federal funding that could have been used to make homes more energy-efficient or reduce residents' utility bills.

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General News
2:35 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Grand Island group's plan for veterans home ready

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Plans for an $80 million veterans home that would be built west of the existing Grand Island Veterans Home are ready to be sent to officials in Washington, D.C.

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