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"The people have expectations of this board. It's just like you're just a little puppy in the bag, and let's just drown them all. It's disgusting and it's humiliating," said one testifier on the bill.
Several state senators successfully delayed a bill Friday that would make sure juveniles and their parents know and understand they can be represented by an attorney in court.
There’s nothing more exciting than the first glimpse of your baby at an ultrasound. It’s hard to describe the wave of joy and overwhelming sense of wonder when you watch your child’s heart beating, see tiny fingers or toes, and discover his or her gender. Trust me: It’s also quite a surprise when you see two babies in an ultrasound picture like our family did with our twins!
Madison Smutz remembers what it was like to fight cancer and have someone else assume she’d never attend college.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AuctionTime.com sold more than $9 million (gross auction proceeds) in agricultural equipment, construction equipment, commercial trucks, and trailers in this week's online-only auction. More than 4,500 bidders from 49 states and 20 countries took part in the January 22nd auction, with more than 1,200 items sold. Sandhills Global is the tech company behind AuctionTime.com, Auction Flex, HiBid.com, and numerous industry trade sites, including MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, and TruckPaper.com.
There’s nothing more exciting than the first glimpse of your baby at an ultrasound. It’s hard to describe the wave of joy and overwhelming sense of wonder when you watch your child’s heart beating, see tiny fingers or toes, and discover his or her gender. Trust me: it’s also quite a surprise when you see two babies in an ultrasound picture like our family did with our twins!
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) While family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road.
Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard dropped a surprise package in the Legislature's lap on Thursday, proposing a constitutional amendment that would replace the state's property, sales and income tax system with a single-rate consumption tax.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As Nebraska School Choice Week kicks off, students, educators, and parents are gathering to celebrate how educational choice empowers Nebraska families.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas families are gathering to celebrate and raise awareness about all types of K-12 education as School Choice Week 2020 kicks off nationwide.
A Gering Junior High teacher who resigned in November now has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a high school student, the Nebraska State Patrol says.
Two men try to stop a purse snatcher in Chicago.
Nebraska politicians applauded the Trump administration's action to lift federal protections Thursday for some of the nation's millions of miles of streams and wetlands.
“Every day I think about what happened and I wish I could go back and change it,” Nathan King said in the courtroom about shooting another man in the neck.
Omaha attorney Adam Sipple has been chosen as the ACLU of Nebraska’s new legal director.
Footprints in the snow helped the Nebraska State Patrol arrest a man suspected of stealing a car and leading authorities on a chase Wednesday morning.
Judge Julie Smith said she would take the motion under advisement and issue an order within 10 days.
A senator says she wants to see how students feel about their safety on campus, and know how to address the issue and what to do differently.
Ashland Fire/Rescue responded to a house fire at a marijuana grow operation in town on Wednesday morning.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online retailer Hayneedle informed some 200 workers at its Omaha headquarters Thursday that they will soon be out of a job there.
Ranchers in Oregon, Washington and Kansas have been battling the federal government over property rights and conservation efforts for decades.
Agencies streamlined the definition so that it includes four categories of jurisdictional waters.
Dear Annie: My very good friend "Pamela" has a son who recently got married. The wedding took place in the middle of September. The bride decided at the beginning of December that she didn't want to be married. My question is this: Who gets the gifts? The bride and groom were living with her parents until they bought a home, so they didn't use any of their wedding gifts. The groom just bought a house. I say that he should get the gifts; he is not the one who decided to leave the marriage. -- Wedding Present Problems
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) will release its fiscal 2019 third quarter financial results on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The results, including a message from management, will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 8 a.m. ET. Sprint management will not host a conference call.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A variety of education options will come together to celebrate educational freedom at a rally at the Kansas Statehouse at noon on Thursday, Jan. 30.
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2019 fourth quarter net income of $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per diluted share. This compares to $1.6 billion, or $2.12 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter 2018.
LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Journal's Trust In Food initiative (www.trustinfood.com) announced the Board of Advisers for America's Conservation Ag Movement, a broad national effort to help farmers, ranchers and growers continue their journey to conserve our shared natural resources and promote sustainable food production. Additionally, special annual reports on the state of conservation in agriculture and food production were mailed to nearly 600,000 farmers, ranchers, growers and ag influencers at the beginning of the year.
Currently, much of the area is what amounts to an urban acreage with a house and outbuilding.
Urban schools lined up in opposition to the proposal at Wednesday's committee hearing.
Rules for hemp and mandating a certain number of drinking fountains in schools were among new bills proposed Wednesday.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office went to court Wednesday, asking a judge to nullify the State Racing Commission's decision to allow historical horse racing at Fonner Park in Grand Island.
As Trucks & Bucks marks its 25th year, this year's trucks are silver.
Lincoln-based First State will acquire both Plattsmouth State Bank locations, increasing its total number of locations to 18.
The Southeast Community College Board of Governors on Tuesday appointed Tim Cerveny to fill an at-large seat left vacant by the death of a board member last year.
Chief Justice Mike Heavican on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the Nebraska Supreme Court's ongoing efforts to "provide equal access to expeditious and fair justice for all Nebraskans."
A legislative committee Wednesday released a 2-inch-thick report on the state's Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers, made necessary by emergency conditions at the Geneva center last summer.
“Sometimes I feel I can hear her yelling from the bleachers at the refs or something.”
Combining the legislative fortune of property tax relief and business tax incentives provides an opportunity for rural and urban interests to come together, he says.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman charged after the Omaha drowning death of her infant great-granddaughter has been sentenced to two years of probation.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- FR8Star, a trusted online marketplace and preferred shipping partner of Sandhills Global, announces a successful closing quarter in 2019, with more than 25,000 specialized, less than load (LTL), and flatbed transport loads posted to the FR8Star broker and carrier network. FR8Star connects shippers with expert, bonded brokers and insured carriers, providing a secure and transparent bidding process to facilitate timely, hassle-free shipping. Continuing its momentum into 2020, FR8Star's lead generation looks to grow past 1,500 quality leads per week, derived from AuctionTime.com, MachineryTrader.com, TractorHouse.com, and TruckPaper.com.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Planning Inc. ("Creative Planning"), one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisers ("RIA"), today announced the acquisition of Stratford Consulting, an RIA firm located in Addison, Texas. Stratford Consulting provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management for clients with approximately $618 million in Assets Under Management.
YORK, Neb. (AP) — A driver was killed in a collision involving two cars and a semitrailer on the south end of York, authorities said.
State Sen. Dan Quick has introduced LB 911, supporting conversion of the current Central Nebraska Grand Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery to a Nebraska State Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Urge your local senator to support this bill.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new H-1B Visa system means U.S. employers need to start immediately if they want to have a chance of hiring international tech personnel under H-1B Visas, says nationally renowned corporate immigration attorney Mira Mdivani. Although the lottery -- which allots just 85,000 H-1B Visas for the entire nation -- is not until March 1, the complicated system requires that preparation begin as soon as possible. If you wait, it will be too late.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Several hundred parents, children, and community members will rally for increased educational opportunity at the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Soon, if state senators give the green light, Nebraska's legislative chamber will display four colorful new flags that broaden and deepen the story of the state's heritage and history.
Goins wants to develop a marketing plan, with a new narrative about the state that will attract talent and revenue.
New bills would prevent employers from discriminating based on hairstyle and require school districts to report employees suspected of grooming for sexual activity.
A bill that would have mandated businesses to allow paid sick days and paid days off for victims of domestic violence couldn't get the votes it needed to advance in the Nebraska Legislature on Tuesday.