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Friday last day for online, mailed-in voter registration

Friday last day for online, mailed-in voter registration

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office is reminding residents that they still have time to register to vote for the upcoming general election – they’ll just have to do it in person after Friday. Oct. 19 is the last day to register online, by mail or some other means, such as…Read more »

Sasse Statement on Russian Midterm Election Interference

Sasse Statement on Russian Midterm Election Interference

LINCOLN, NE — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Department of Justice charged Elena Khusyaynova, of Russia, with conspiracy to interfere with the 2018 U.S. elections. “America needs to see what Vladimir Putin is doing. Election after election, Putin and his cronies are…Read more »

Nebraska jobless rate unchanged at 2.8 percent in September

Nebraska jobless rate unchanged at 2.8 percent in September

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Labor Department says the state’s preliminary unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in September – unchanged from the August figure. The department said in a news release Friday that the rate is down a tenth of a point from the year-ago figure of 2.9 percent. Last month’s rate was well…Read more »

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Six Meat and Potato Products

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Six Meat and Potato Products

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 18, 2018) — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after Hy-Vee’s supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its…Read more »

Senators Op-Ed in support of Medicaid Expansion

Senators Op-Ed in support of Medicaid Expansion

NEBRASKA. – The following is an opinion editorial article written in response to the opposition of Medicaid expansion: “Recently, some of our colleagues in the Nebraska Legislature wrote an op-ed in opposition to Medicaid Expansion. Their decision to oppose expansion over the last seven years has left our friends, family and neighbors dying, suffering, and…Read more »

Temporary Street Closure of 30th Avenue

Temporary Street Closure of 30th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a release from the city of Kearney in regards to street closing: “The City of Kearney announces that 30th Avenue from 11th Street to the southern end of Kearney High School will be closed Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The purpose of the closure…Read more »

Nebraska ACT scores drop as officials expected

Nebraska ACT scores drop as officials expected

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s average ACT scores have dropped below the national average. Officials say the decline was expected, because 2018 is the first year all students in the graduating class took the ACT college entrance exam as juniors. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Nebraska’s 2018 composite score of 20.1 was fifth-highest among…Read more »

Nebraska district gets $6M grant for college readiness

Nebraska district gets $6M grant for college readiness

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – A south-central Nebraska school district has been awarded a $6 million federal grant to help students prepare for postsecondary education. The Grand Island Independent reports that Grand Island Public Schools announced Monday that the district received the seven-year GEAR UP matching grant. The acronym stands for Gaining Early Awareness and…Read more »

Senator Fischer Comments on Trade Negotiations with Japan,  European Union, United Kingdom

Senator Fischer Comments on Trade Negotiations with Japan, European Union, United Kingdom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the administration notified Congress of its intention to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom: “Opening up new markets for Nebraska producers is the best way to ensure they…Read more »