“A huge deal:” Major meth operation revealed in western Nebraska

In News, on July 21st, 2014

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Lincoln, NE — A little noticed round-up of meth dealers in western Nebraska last year spun into a major on-going investigation resulting in dozens of arrests providing law enforcement with an insider’s view of a significant trafficking organization.

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Emergency digital radio system working through hiccups

In News, on July 18th, 2014

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Omaha, NE – Nebraska’s statewide emergency radio system has had coverage issues since it was implemented nearly two years ago. Most of these coverage concerns have been worked out or are in the process of being fixed. But how has the implementation helped the program’s execution? KVNO takes a closer look.

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Float Controversy Prompts Race Discussions In Norfolk

In News, on July 17th, 2014

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Lincoln, NE — A float in Norfolk’s Fourth-of-July parade depicting President Obama’s future library as an outhouse sparked outrage and drew national derision. The fallout has thrust Norfolk into an uncomfortable, and mostly unwanted, discussion about race.

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Freedom Summer: 50 years later

In News, on July 14th, 2014

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Omaha, NE– This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer campaign to register African-American voters during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, shares his experiences of helping register African-American voters.

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Nebraska airport directors blame pilot shortage for grounded flights

In News, on July 10th, 2014

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Lincoln, NE — Nebraska Airport Directors are crying foul on the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress saying a new FAA regulation is to blame for a pilot shortage. That shortage is causing a drastic increase in cancelled flights, the consequences of which could be dramatic.

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Great Plains’ past hidden in plain sight

In News, on July 9th, 2014

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Lincoln, NE — The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Neb., has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and recently a privately owned tourist attraction. But the mine’s significance goes back 5 million years.

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