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4 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Tanning bed, novelty lighter bills to become law

The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law

5 hrs ago | North Platte Bulletin

Border crossings: Hondurans should go back

Nebraska is facing a prison overcrowding crisis that has been more than a decade in the making.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

10 hrs ago | Fox News

Nebraska gov, Illinois senator say White House sending illegal...

Elected officials in two states far from the U.S.-Mexico border have claimed that the Obama administration has resettled hundreds of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children without adequate notice and has refused to detail the exact locations where the children are being kept.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Republican, Nebraska Government, Prison, Illinois, Illinois Government

11 hrs ago | KFOR-AM Lincoln

Board of Regents to Consider Tax-Supported Budget

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will be asked to approve a tax-supported two year budget of $545 and a half million dollars.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Sat Jul 12, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

Western Nebraska Bank plans new building

The bank's current North Platte location is 416 S. Dewey. The bank, along with Western Nebraska Insurance, will relocate to the new building early next year.

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Related Topix: Western, NE, North Platte, NE, McCook, NE

KLKN

Nebraska woman dies from lawnmower burns

The Kearney Hub reports that 56-year-old Terrie Moreau, of rural Kearney, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth's Burn Center in Lincoln, where she was taken after the accident.

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KLKN

Eastern Nebraska county considering lodging tax

The Columbus Telegram reports that the Platte County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss creating a 2 percent tax to be collected at hotels, motels and campgrounds in the county.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fast cars brought fame to Lincoln man

But unless you're an aficionado of land speed racing or have lived in his north Lincoln neighborhood, where he routinely parked his incredibly fast cars outside his house, you may not know or have heard of him.

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KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska Roads Deaths Similar to Last Year So Far

Newly released reports show that nearly four dozen people were killed on Nebraska roads in the first three months of this year.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

WOWT-TV Omaha

Officials Warn Algae In Nebraska Lake May Be Toxic

State health and environment officials have issued a health alert for toxic blue-green algae in Rockford Lake near Beatrice in southeastern Nebraska.

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KETV-TV

Supporters shave their heads for pediatric cancer research

Pediatric cancer is one of the least funded areas of cancer research, and yet it's heartbreaking to see a child go through it.

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Related Topix: Pediatric Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Park Record

The public can get their Fillerup at Hoffman Fine Art

Sculptor Peter Fillerup's Western-themed works can be seen at Hoffman Exotics and Fine Art Gallery in Redstone.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Park City, UT

KHGI

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska welcomes 3 new judges

Omaha attorney Patrick Runge will serve as the chief judge. Runge has worked with Native Americans since 1995, most recently as chief judge for the Winnebago Tribal Court.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Demolition of the tornado ravaged Wisner-Pilger Middle School in Pilger, NE is beginning

The middle school in Pilger, Nebraska that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month is being torn down Friday.

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Related Topix: Pilger, NE, Wisner, NE, Stanton County, NE

Sunherald.com

Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

Hailstones as big as baseballs were reported in North Platte on Wednesday evening, and hail turned the ground around nearby Lake Maloney into a sea of white.

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Related Topix: Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, North Platte, NE, Gibbon, NE, Loup City, NE

KOLN-TV Lincoln

NFB Foundation for Agriculture Creates Tornado Disaster Relief Fund

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched, a Tornado Disaster Relief Fund to provide emergency and residual help to farmers and ranchers in Northeast Nebraska and other areas across the state affected by recent tornadoes.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Nebraska Government, Non-Profit

WOWT-TV Omaha

President Of American Wind Energy Association To Open 7th Annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association , will open the seventh annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference and Exhibition with the Current State of Wind Development on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:45 a.m. This year's conference, "Turning Challenges into Nebraska Opportunities," will be October 29-30, 2014 at the La Vista Conference ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Dartmouth College

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Report: Nebraska's Rural Bridges Among Most Deteriorated in U.S

This report contains data for all 50 states for rural fatality rates, the number of rural fatalities, the percentage of rural roads in poor condition and the percent of deficient rural bridges.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

KHGI

Man dies days after southeast Nebraska crash

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 65-year-old Steven Hyatt died Wednesday at a Lincoln hospital from his injuries.

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KETV-TV

200 undocumented children seek asylum in Nebraska

Dozens of undocumented children from Central America are being placed in Nebraska as Congress and President Barack Obama debate how U.S. immigration policy will be changed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Immigration Reform, Nebraska Government, Barack Obama

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