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

April 22nd, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

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

April 21st, 2015

By Fred Knapp

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

April 20th, 2015

By Ben Bohall

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

April 17th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

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

April 17th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

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

April 16th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

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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