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Sunday 04/19/2015
Source of sex ed fund questioned
Posted: April 19, 2015

A sex education effort launched by the Nebraska Board of Education is under scrutiny because of the board’s choice of grant partner.

$17 million at risk if food stamp applications drag
Posted: April 19, 2015

LINCOLN — Too many more delays in approving or denying food stamp applications could cost Nebraska nearly $17 million a year in federal funds.

Friday 04/17/2015
Self-harm attempt doesn't go quite right
Posted: April 17, 2015

Forget about some Egyptian serpent god.

Celebrate National Park Week with Scotts Bluff
Posted: April 17, 2015

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scotts Bluff National Monument plans to celebrate National Park Week with a variety of events for the public to enjoy.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Rail car explosion flings one to ground, traps another
Posted: April 16, 2015

OMAHA — Authorities on Wednesday were continuing to investigate the cause of a rail yard explosion that killed two men Tuesday in southeast Omaha.

Congress estate tax fight draws attention
Posted: April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Nebraska rancher John McFadden will be watching this week as the House votes on eliminating the federal estate tax that could affect how much of his 500-head cattle operation he leaves to his children.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Neb. ethanol has billion-dollar impact
Posted: April 15, 2015

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s ethanol industry has increased tenfold since 1995 and has pumped more than $5 billion in added value into Nebraska’s economy annually since 2012, according to a new impact study by a team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists.

1 dead, 1 injured after rail car explosion in Omaha
Posted: April 15, 2015

OMAHA — Omaha authorities say two people are dead after an apparent explosion at a rail car repair facility Tuesday near First and Hickory streets.

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