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OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CFO Systems has added Jim Harshman, John Lomoro, and Chris Whitlow to its nationwide team of 40-plus professionals focused on helping our clients grow. The CFO Systems team has extensive experience leading the accounting, finance, and human resources operations for organizations of all sizes. Each of the new team members will serve different sectors within the US middle market.

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Menzies, CEO of Applied Underwriters today announced the appointment of John Black, CPCU to Executive Vice President of the Company's newly expanded division, Applied Specialty Underwriters. Mr. Black, an accomplished underwriter with more than 35 years of experience, will focus on middle market E&S casualty risks, with primary and excess property planned for introduction in 2021.

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About 4,000 students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have earned a total of 10,000 credit hours across the winter terms put into place after the university shortened its fall and spring semesters.

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As climate change drives drought, and the rising global population drives food demand, the world's food security is ever more precarious. But struggling farmers may find relief from the soaring temperatures from the sun itself--and the technology that harnesses its power. HuffPost reports st…

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LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- New Sandhills Global market data reports show that inventory declines across the used agriculture equipment, construction machinery, and commercial truck markets have strongly contributed to substantial year-over-year value increases for machines the 10- to 15-year age group.

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ST. MARYS, Kan., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Andax Industries is pleased to announce the introduction of the Transformer Containment Pallet(TM) (TCP), a UN DOT 51H packaging and shipping solution for Packing Group III solid hazardous waste materials. This patented product is designed with an integrated pallet bonded to a flexible, liquid-tight containment system. This D.O.T and OSHA compliant packaging solution is approved for use with inner containers or articles, such as electric utility transformers. Additionally, its Packaging Group III rating helps you comply with EPA (40 CFR § 761.65(c)(6) when transporting or storing PCB contaminated transformers or articles.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is using new credential authentication technology at security checkpoints in Omaha’s Eppley Airfield to confirm travelers’ ID and their flight information in near real time.

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking. Bryan Wood reports.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— The federal government faces a second lawsuit over flooding along the Missouri River after it was ordered last month to pay some landowners for damages.

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Ricketts also said he's spoken with the Biden transition team about developing a partnership between governors and the federal government on the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.

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The Jacob Fisher Rainbow Fountain will be a few weeks late in being turned on for the 2021 operating season while the venerable structure undergoes a renovation.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Setting New Year's resolutions is one thing but keeping them is another. Look for ways to make it easy to stick with your plan this year so you can celebrate victories when you reach your goals.

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Media members are not allowed on the floor of the Legislature this year because of COVID-19 precautions, which creates the possibility of bypassing the open-to-the-media rule by conducting committee executive sessions on the floor.

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Officials with the city of Hastings are eagerly awaiting increased distribution of vaccines to prevent against the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.

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OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sgt. Christy J. Stevens is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Professional for her accomplishments as a Police Sgt. and Owner and Master Instructor at Dek's Taekwondo School.

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