Nebraska Businesses Take Historical Approach

In News, on April 24th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – The National Register of Historic Places has more than one thousand listings in Nebraska. Things like old farmsteads, houses, bridges, prairies and parks. The list of historic sites grows even more when you take into account things that have local historic significance.

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Higher welfare payments, more time for trial requests based on new evidence passed by Legislature

In News, on April 24th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Low income parents could get higher welfare payments for the first time in 30 years, and time limits would be eased on how long after new evidence is discovered convicted criminals could ask for new trials, under bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature Thursday.

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Nebraska DACA ‘Dreamers’ get shot at drivers licenses’ with LB 623

In News, on April 22nd, 2015

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Omaha, NE – Nebraska is the only state in the United States, that doesn’t allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to be eligible for driver’s licenses. A bill proposed by Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist designed to permit DACA recipient’s drivers licenses just succeeded committee approval and now heads to the Nebraska legislature floor for debate.

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Medical marijuana headed for legislative debate; fracking decision may not be delayed

In News, on April 21st, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – A medical marijuana bill is headed to the floor of the Nebraska Legislature for debate. Seven senators are trying to delay a decision by the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on the proposed disposal of fracking water in Sioux County.

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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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