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Poll: 54% Applying for Total PPP Loan Forgiveness

One-quarter of small-business borrowers anticipate needing additional help LINCOLN, Neb., May 21, 2020—As applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans slow, the nation’s leading sma... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Provides Wednesday Update on Nebraska's Response to COVID-19

Gov. Pete Ricketts provided his midweek update on the state's response to the Coronavirus here in Nebraska. Below are individual clips from today's briefing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5VKRk4nKOE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMgLBfT... Read More

Ricketts Discusses Nebraska's COVID-19 Response During Tuesday Media Briefing

Gov. Pete Ricketts tackled a variety of topics during his daily briefing on Nebraska's response to COVID-19. Below are individualized video clips from today's meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECmZWRcd59s https://www.youtube.com/watch... Read More

2020 Memorial Day Celebration in North Platte

North Platte, Neb. -- Traditional Memorial Day celebrations at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. The memorial’s President of the Board Kevin Kennedy and several of his fellow veterans f... Read More

Another Nebraska prison worker tests positive for virus

Omaha, Neb. --  Another Nebraska prison employee has tested positive for COVID-19, and the number of virus cases in the state continues to rise. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said a Nebraska State Penitentiary employee has tested ... Read More

Six COVID-19 Deaths Reported to DHHS on Friday

LINCOLN –The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by six to 119 today, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. To view county specific data, click on the county within the... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Provides Friday Update on State's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts wrapped up the week with his daily media briefing on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today he was joined by officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Mid-America Council, th... Read More

Omaha prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19; cases rise

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska prison officials say an inmate at a state work-release center in Omaha has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first inmate in Nebraska to be confirmed through testing to have the disease. The Nebraska Department of ... Read More

(Audio) Reynolds nominated for seat on Dawson County Board

Dawson County, Neb. -- Rod Reynolds received the nod in Tuesday's Primary Election for the 5th District seat on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over incumbent Butch Hagan. The two Lexington men, both Republicans, had a similar race four-year... Read More

Nebraska primary voters avoid polls, shatter mail-in record

Omaha, Neb. -- Nebraska's primary voters mostly steered clear of polling sites Tuesday while shattering the state record for absentee voting with nearly 400,000 mail-in ballots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Republican President Donald ... Read More

Tips For Raising Resilient, Mentally Healthy Children

Lincoln – Even in uncertain times, parents have the power to help ensure that they are raising resilient and mentally healthy children. “It’s normal for children to occasionally have fears and worries, and for them to act out,” noted Sheri... Read More