Ongoing research highlights disparities in breast cancer

In News, on April 20th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – African American women in Nebraska experience a significantly higher rate of cancer diagnoses and deaths compared to whites according to the Nebraska Cancer Registry.

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Senators give first-round approval to abolishing Nebraska’s death penalty

In News, on April 17th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Nebraska lawmakers gave first-round approval Thursday to a bill that would abolish the state’s death penalty. But abolition opponents, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, vowed to continue the fight to keep capital punishment on the books. Caution: this report contains some extremely graphic material that may not be suitable for children or adolescents.

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Beef industry not sold on E. coli vaccine

In News, on April 17th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Thousands of people get sick every year from E. coli bacteria in their food. The beef industry has gone to great lengths to limit illnesses in meat. But the industry has been slow to adopt an E. coli vaccine that could keep people from getting sick.

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Nebraska business flying drone in spite of FAA ban

In News, on April 16th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – The use of small flying drones by hobbyists is on the increase. But in Nebraska, and across the country, the Federal Aviation Administration says using drones for commercial purposes is still banned in most cases.

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Sentencing reform, youth minimum wage bills advance

In News, on April 16th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Nebraska lawmakers are continuing to advance a series of bills intended to reduce prison sentences and relieve overcrowding. And they gave initial approval to a lower minimum wage for student workers age 18 and younger.

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Fracking dispute laps at Legislature; sentencing reform provokes controversy

In News, on April 15th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Concern over the proposed disposal of fracking water in western Nebraska spilled over into the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday, and controversy surfaced over sentencing reforms intended to address prison overcrowding.

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