State forges ahead to privatize foster care

November 30th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The state’s moving ahead with plans to turn over managing some child welfare cases to private organizations in January. But the Legislature is still hearing about problems and criticisms of the reforms.

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Fortenberry: Many Haitians "disenfranchised" in election

November 30th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska’s First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry just returned from this past weekend’s presidential election in Haiti. Fortenberry said there didn’t appear to be widespread fraud, but many Haitians did not get to vote.

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Wind power provides physics lessons

November 29th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska’s one of the windiest states in the nation, and lots of people get blown over thinking about the money to be made converting that wind to electricity. As NET News’ Fred Knapp reports, the process of deciding where to do that can stretch the mind too.

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Suttle wants more time

November 29th, 2010

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has requested more time for election officials to review recall signatures. Suttle will appear before Douglas County District Court Wednesday morning to request a delay in the signature count.

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Study sheds new light on sexual assaults

November 24th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

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Lincoln, NE – Young victims of sexual assault are more likely to be raped or assaulted as adults. A University of Nebraska researcher is investigating why that happens.

David DiLillo, associate professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has done lots of research on childhood sexual assault. He said while perpetrators are always responsible, victims can increase the chances they will be victimized again if they drink or use drugs to cope with their negative emotions, put themselves in risky sexual situations, or have trouble assessing risks because of post-traumatic stress. Now, DiLillo and two other researchers have received a $3 million federal grant to study whether these risky behaviors all stem from what psychologists call emotion dysregulation: people having difficulty understanding and regulating their emotions. DiLillo said he’d tell victims it’s understandable if they’re skeptical, distrusting or noncommunicative in relationships.

DeLillo added he hopes his research, involving 450 women age 18-25 over a three year period, will help prevent people being revicitimized in the future.

Seniors urged to update Medicare plans

November 24th, 2010

By Angel Martin

Omaha, NE – It’s time for the over 65,000 Nebraska Medicare beneficiaries to review and update their Medicare health plans for next year.

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