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Governor Ricketts Signs Three Bills for Military Families & Veterans

Governor Ricketts Signs Three Bills for Military Families & Veterans

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a release from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed LBs 12e, 115, and 122e, which are bills aimed at improving the quality of life of Nebraska’s veterans, active duty military, and their families. “We are constantly working to make Nebraska the most military-friendly state in…Read more »

UNMC expert presents on potential major breakthrough in HIV treatment

UNMC expert presents on potential major breakthrough in HIV treatment

OMAHA, Neb. – The following is from the University of Nebraska Medical Center: Susan Swindells, MBBS, professor of internal medicine-infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and medical director of the Nebraska Medicine HIV Clinic, presented results yesterday in Seattle about a study that showed a two-drug monthly injection was found as effective…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Airbnb Bill

Governor Ricketts Signs Airbnb Bill

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a release from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 57, a bill that keeps cities from prohibiting short-term home rentals, such as Airbnb, Home Away, and VBRO.  The bill was approved by the Legislature on a vote of 46-0. “LB 57 protects the private…Read more »

Survey: Nebraska students support balloon football tradition

Survey: Nebraska students support balloon football tradition

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Just over half of surveyed students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said they want red balloons to keep soaring over Memorial Stadium after touchdowns despite protests about the environmental impact. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that almost 52 percent of the roughly 3,800 students surveyed indicated they wanted to keep the…Read more »

Harsh winter has Grand Island running low on salt for roads

Harsh winter has Grand Island running low on salt for roads

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – This year’s harsh winter is leaving the central Nebraska city of Grand Island low on salt to keep roads clear. Station KSNB reports that the city’s road salt supply in nearly depleted. Because of that, says city street supervisor Shannon Callahan, residents in the city might notice that some side…Read more »

The National Weather Service is warning of an elevated flood risk in Nebraska and Iowa this year due to ice and snow

The National Weather Service is warning of an elevated flood risk in Nebraska and Iowa this year due to ice and snow

NEBRASKA – The National Weather Service is warning of an elevated flood risk in Nebraska and Iowa this year because of the combination of wet soil, rivers and streams running high and this winter’s heavy snow. Earl Imler, with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, says huge chunks of ice could cause flooding along several Nebraska rivers…Read more »

Nebraska’s death penalty faces scrutiny from committee

Nebraska’s death penalty faces scrutiny from committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s death penalty is facing fresh scrutiny from lawmakers after state officials resumed executions last year for the first time since 1997. Members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee heard public input Thursday on three bills related to capital punishment. One measure by state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks would prohibit prison officials…Read more »

Sasse, Cotton, Scott Introduce Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019

Sasse, Cotton, Scott Introduce Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is a release from the office of Senator Ben Sasse: “U.S. Senators Ben Sasse, Tom Cotton and Tim Scott released the following statements after introducing the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2019. This legislation creates an opt-in for military families to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)…Read more »

Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to make additional space available at the state’s prison work camp in McCook

Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to make additional space available at the state’s prison work camp in McCook

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to make additional space available at the state’s prison work camp in McCook. Senators gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday on a 38-0 vote. The bill by state Sen. Steve Lathrop, of Omaha, eliminates the need for the state’s Work Ethic Camp to reserve space…Read more »

SkyWest’s Kearney Team Receives United’s 2018 Quality First Award

SkyWest’s Kearney Team Receives United’s 2018 Quality First Award

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a release from the City of Kearney offices: “SkyWest Airlines’ customer service team at Kearney Regional Airport was recently recognized as a top performing United Express location in 2018. Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to service and reliability, the SkyWest Kearney customer service team was recently presented with United’s 2018…Read more »