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New Variant Renews Call To Get Vaccinated

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Scientists around the world continue to monitor the omicron variant and are using the latest variant as another cal... continue reading
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Green Responds To Ricketts Blast

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   The battle over UNL’s “journey to anti racism” rollout and chancellor Ronnie Green contin... continue reading
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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states t... continue reading
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Governor Blasts Chancellor Green Over Journey To Anti Racism

*Audio Version Of Story Below* Gov. Pete Ricketts put the chancellor of the University of Nebraska Lincoln on blast yesterday. saying he has &ldqu... continue reading
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Group collecting signatures to eliminate state board of ed

A petition drive is underway to change the Nebraska constitution and eliminate the state Board of Education. The proposal would shift oversight of... continue reading
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Nebraska's 1.9% unemployment rate the lowest on record in US

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate fell to a mere 1.9% last month, which was the lowest any state has reached since U.S. d... continue reading
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State Leaders Unveil Blueprint For Tax Relief

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Platte Institute Chief Strategy Officer Jim Smith, a former Nebraska state senator from Papillion and the p... continue reading
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Leading Nebraska senator unveils new school funding proposal

A Nebraska lawmaker who leads the Legislature’s Education Committee has unveiled a new proposal intended to provide more sustainable and pred... continue reading
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Senators to Challenge Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

Yesterday OSHA temporarily halted implementation of President Biden’s vaccine mandate  U.S Senator Ben Sasse joined all 48 of his Senat... continue reading
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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise in District

The Central District is seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the lingering Delta variant. As we move into both the cold wea... continue reading
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Select GIPS schools go into secure mode Wednesday

(Grand Island, NE) - Wednesday, at 2:45 pm, a concerned citizen notified School Resource Officers (SROs) that an individual was near the area of th... continue reading
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Man not guilty by reason of insanity in Holdrege killings

A judge has ruled a Holdrege man not responsible by reason of insanity for a 2019 triple shooting that killed two men and seriously injuring anothe... continue reading
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Propane leak was cause of Taylor explosion

Investigators say a propane leak caused an explosion last month that leveled a vacant building in the small Nebraska town of Taylor. No one was in... continue reading
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Nebraska fire in wildlife management area 40% contained

Officials say a fire that began Sunday in northwest Nebraska is about 40% contained. The fire is in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area. The... continue reading
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Ornaments for St. Francis Tree of Love can be purchased now until Dec. 1

The CHI Health St. Francis Tree of Love will be on display throughout the Christmas season in the hospital’s main lobby. Adorned with ornamen... continue reading
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New state casino rules to require $1 million license fee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — To operate a casino at a Nebraska horse racetrack companies will have to pay $1 million for a 20-year license. The Nebra... continue reading
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102 died at Native American boarding school in Nebraska

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — Researchers say they have uncovered the names of 102 Native American students who died at a federally operated boarding sc... continue reading
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3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo ma... continue reading
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Troopers Find 33 LBs of Methamphetamine in Traffic Stop

 Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an Arizona man after locating 33 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Int... continue reading
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Coalition steps up effort to boost Nebraska minimum wage

A coalition that includes labor unions and civil rights groups has launched a website and social media pages in its drive to get a measure to raise... continue reading
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States challenge Biden's vaccine mandate for health workers

 A coalition of 10 states has filed a lawsuit challenging a new rule by President Joe Biden's administration requiring millions of health care... continue reading
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Council Votes Against Extra Bar Hour, Veterans Raise Funds For Gulf War Monument

*Audio Version Of Story Below* At City Hall  The Grand Island Council voted NOT to extend bar hours until 2am. The measure which was brought... continue reading
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Hall County two vehicle injury accident Tuesday morning

On Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at approximately 7:25 am the Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Hwy 30 and 90th Rd reference a two-ve... continue reading
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City Council To Vote On 2AM Closing Time

We’ll keep our eyes on the Grand Island City Council tonight as they’ll be voting on an ordinance that would extend hours for the sale ... continue reading
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Nebraska woman avoids death sentence for store clerk slaying

A woman convicted of murder for her role in the death and dismemberment of a Nebraska hardware store clerk has been sentenced to life in prison, av... continue reading