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Politics & Elections
8:16 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Senate candidates call for reforms to Medicare and Social Security

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate says changes need to be made to entitlement programs.

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Agriculture
8:17 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Vilsack: drought isn't affecting food prices

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the drought isn't contributing to higher food prices—at least not yet.

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Weather
9:17 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Nelson: farm bill important to help Nebraska producers recover from drought

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator says the House needs to pass the farm bill to help farmers and ranchers struggling because of the drought.

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Health/Medical
9:40 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Costs, services at Douglas County Health Center to be studied

The Douglas County Health Center provides assisted living and long-term care for up to 275 people.
Douglas County Health Department

The Douglas County Health Center is the subject of a study on costs and efficiency.

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Weather
8:35 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Extreme drought conditions spread in Nebraska and Iowa

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A new report on drought conditions shows 90 percent of Nebraska is now in an extreme drought.

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Government
12:32 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

State Senator wants public school board members to have training on ethics, finances, laws

A state Senator from Omaha wants all public school board members to have professional development training.

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Weather
2:26 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Conservation program funding available for farmers dealing with drought losses

Drought has affected crops statewide, including this field near Grand Island.
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The USDA’s Natural Resources Defense Council is making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling due to the drought.

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Weather
10:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Severe drought conditions persist in Nebraska and Iowa

All of Nebraska and Iowa are experiencing drought conditions, according to a new report.

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Government
9:31 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Nebraska officials sign sister-state agreement in China

Nebraska officials announced Tuesday a sister-state agreement with Shaanxi Province, China. (Province in red)
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The state of Nebraska has entered in to a sister-state agreement in Shaanxi Province, China.

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Weather
8:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Full containment of wildfire in north central Nebraska expected this week

An expert on emergency preparedness says wildfires pose particular challenges not seen during other disasters.

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