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Omaha North High School Senior Donnae Simmons joins us  with a story on Elijah and his furry friend Hawkeye.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a new tax package that would boost credits for Nebraska residents who own homes and farmland, lower the state's top income tax rates and expand job-training programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit advocacy group has asked Nebraska's State Board of Education to create a model policy for schools to assess and monitor students who have brain injuries.

George Joslyn loved to entertain in what is considered the “original man cave.” 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says his proposed budget to lawmakers will prioritize K-12 public education, the state corrections department and services for people with developmental disabilities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists in the state to prepare for a winter storm later this week that's expected to make driving dangerous.

What’s the key to being a successful mentor?  You just have to be willing to spend about four hours a month with your student and be open to teaching them new skills or exploring their interests. 

Mike Hogan from "Morning Edition - Live & Local" chats with Omaha Dance Project Artistic Director 

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state veterans' care workers are receiving a 20 percent pay raise after recent surveys found their wages are lagging their peers in other states.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and drought, America hit a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

Joan Squires, President of Omaha Performing Arts, was named a “Mover and Shaper” for 2017 by Musical America magazine.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group that supports families of those wounded or killed in combat is planning a 24-bed residential home in eastern Nebraska for wounded veterans who have no one to provide day-to-day care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A $2 million gift from the estate of a former art student and football player has allowed the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create an endowment fund.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation is asking people to share their wit, wisdom and wordplay in creating reminders for safe driving.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Using a drone to spy on neighbors, drop drugs into prisons or harass cows could lead to criminal charges under a new bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider later this year.

SNYDER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its bomb squad destroyed a live grenade found in a newly-bought truck in eastern Nebraska.

The Omaha Children’s Museum is one of three across the country to participate in a pilot program called Experiential Science for Families Affected by Autism.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa where it would employ dozens of individuals with disabilities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmland owners who rent their property out to a veteran could get a bigger tax credit under a bill introduced in the Legislature.

Live & Local - Austin White from Big Brothers Big Sisters Chats with Mike Hogan.

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Sixty-three motorists are facing charges following a crackdown on drunk drivers across Nebraska.  

Nebraska farmland owners who rent their property out to a veteran could get a bigger tax credit under a bill introduced in the Legislature.

Morning Edition's Live & Local host Mike Hogan chats with Omaha Junior Lancer Squirts' Co-Coach Kendall Sidoruk about the upcoming championship opportunity for the local ten year olds.

Nebraska ranked 20th in the US in population growth rate between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017.  

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker has filed a lawsuit alleging Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and a top aide broke the law when they transferred $13 million from a reserve fund to balance the budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather have been compiled, digitized and annotated. And soon, they'll be available online.

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that significantly expands the Black Hills National Cemetery.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will begin their 2018 session with a looming state revenue shortfall that could make it harder to pass new spending measures or tax cuts.

The New Year, New Business series returns to the Omaha Public Library starting tomorrow at Noon.

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