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New bills introduced this legislative session

  LINCOLN -- The first week of the 2019 legislative session produced a variety of bills. Here are some of the notable bills. Several of the bills introduced related to agriculture: LB 5, introduced by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, would change certain parts of  the Beginning Farmer Ta...

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New bills introduced this legislative session

  LINCOLN -- The first week of the 2019 legislative session produced a variety of bills. Here are some of the notable bills. Several of the bills introduced related to agriculture: LB 5, introduced by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, would change certain parts of  the Beginning Farmer Ta...

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Economy slips among trade disputes and partial government shutdown

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for January was still above growth neutral but did fall overall to 51.5 from December's 54.2, in ten state region. In Nebraska, the RMI for January sank to 50.9 from December’s 53.7. “What we’re seeing primarily is commodity prices aren’t...

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Marijuana, Mushrooms, Meth, Found During I-80 Traffic Stop

Grand Island, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) arrested a Washington man following a traffic stop near Wood River on Interstate 80. At approximately, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a trooper observed an eastbound 2005 Lincoln Navigator traveling with a defective taillight on I-80 near mi...

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Senators react to State of the State Address

  LINCOLN--Gov. Pete Ricketts laid out his 2019 budget proposal in front of government employees and the public in his annual State of the State address, Jan. 15. The proposal, which focused heavily on limiting property taxes and projects a 3.1 percent state spending increase each year, h...

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Nebraska Organ Recovery has changed its name to Live On Nebraska

Omaha, Neb. -- Nebraska Organ Recovery has changed its name to Live On Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the organization also has a new website: LiveOnNebraska.org . The site has a spot where people can register as donors. The name change coincides with the completion of the organ...

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