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Family of boy lost to Alligator to continue helping

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The family of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at Walt Disney World has created a foundation to help families with children receiving organ transplants. Matt Graves said Wednesday that the Lane Thomas Foundation will help pay travel and living expenses for families with children…read more »

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Nebraska State Chamber visits Kearney

Kearney, Neb (KGFW) – Each year at around this time the Nebraska state chamber of commerce travels around the state to meet with leaders in every community and go over what happened the previous year in both legislative sessions and to take a look at the upcoming year. They also take the opportunity to go…read more »

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September 26 City Council update

Kearney, Neb (KGFW) – Now that budget season is over its back to business as normal for the Kearney city council. The meeting on the 26th was no different. A few special licenses for organizations, a change order or two, acceptance of last meetings minutes were all wrapped up in the consent agenda. After that…read more »

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Lawmakers want tax relief soon

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers say they’re looking to reduce or repeal a tax on business and farm property in next year’s legislative session. Sens. Jim Smith of Papillion and Curt Friesen of Henderson expressed interest in the idea Tuesday at a forum sponsored by the Platte Institute, a think tank that advocates for…read more »

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Hastings college to induct 17th President

Hastings, Neb (KGFW) – This week Hastings college will welcome the 17th president in the history of the institution. Friday, September 29th the college will induct Dr. Travis Feezell into the office after Don Johnson announced his retirement in June of last year. Dr. Freezell comes into the position with 25 years experience in higher…read more »

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Offutt looking to stay ahead of closures

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) – The Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha is hoping to survive the next round of military base closures with two new projects. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Pentagon has given about $1.2 billion to the construction of a new headquarters for the U.S. Strategic Command at the…read more »

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