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An effort to recall Chris Waddle from his position as president of the Giltner Public Schools Board of Education in Nebraska filed petition signatures on Oct. 12. The Hamilton County Clerk’s Office has 15 business days to verify the signatures. If 119 signatures are verified, a recall election will be scheduled.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Creighton University's Heider College of Business, ranked as a top program in accounting and finance by U.S. News and World Report, today announced the launch of an ambitious new initiative that will use data science to help prospective and enrolled students forecast the labor market value of a graduate business degree. In collaboration with data services firm AstrumU®, Heider College of Business is pioneering the use of a new data-driven career advising tool to help students understand the return on investment from its On-Campus and Online MBA degree programs at the front end of the enrollment process.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson Group, one of the fastest growing financial services firms in the country, has partnered with the fintech retirement solution FeeX to give Carson's network of advisors the ability to fully manage their clients' retirement plans. The technology ensures all investment decisions fit into their clients' holistic financial plans by allowing advisors to manage and trade retirement assets alongside other accounts.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) will release third quarter 2021 financial and operating results on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. ET. The company's management team will host a conference call and live webcast at 8:45 a.m. ET.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet, Inc. (NYSE: NNI) today announced it will release earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, November 8, 2021. Upon release, additional earnings information will be available at www.nelnetinvestors.com.

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Vaccination should be voluntary, the governor said in response to reports that he would call a special session to consider a ban on vaccine mandates. "I don't believe we have the votes to pass such a bill," Ricketts said.

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(The Center Square) – The labor market in Nebraska is tight, and the restaurant industry in particular is having a difficult time finding enough workers, Zoe Olson, executive director of the Nebraska Restaurant Association told The Center Square.

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scantron Technology Solutions (STS), the prominent managed services provider, has teamed with Arctic Wolf®, the leader in security operations, to help proactively protect organizations against today's advanced cyberattacks. Arctic Wolf pairs artificial intelligence and the scale of a cloud-native platform with the world-class insight of security operations experts to provide organizations protection against emerging and existing  threats.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolith, a leader in clean hydrogen and materials production, today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SK Inc. to pursue a joint venture for producing clean hydrogen and carbon black products in South Korea. Monolith currently produces clean hydrogen and carbon black in Hallam, Nebraska, with plans for additional U.S.-based growth already underway.

Homeownership is a longstanding aspiration for millions of Americans. According to a Gallup poll, more than nine in every 10 American investors consider owning a home to be either an essential or important component of the American dream. Homeownership can also be one of the best and most practical ways to build wealth — both […]

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Initial reports indicated that the woman and her husband were canoeing on the North Platte River, and the canoe overturned at a check dam, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said in a news release.

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The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its own unique challenges, each state has one public school that stands out as […]

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Linx, the only locally-focused, global private aviation company providing aircraft management, joint ownership and Jet Card membership services through its 20 locations nationwide, has announced the promotion of Jay Vidlak from Senior Vice President to Senior Vice President, Aircraft Acquisition and Sales. Created as part of an ongoing growth and expansion strategy for Jet Linx, the SVP of Aircraft Acquisition and Sales is responsible for streamlining and optimizing the owner experience for the Company's Joint Ownership and industry-first Complete Aircraft Transaction (CAT) programs. Mr. Vidlak will work closely with the Company's trusted aircraft broker partners, backed by Jet Linx turnkey private jet inventory, to identify aircraft for new aircraft owners or current owners seeking an aircraft upgrade. The announcement was made by Jamie Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jet Linx.

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced it has strengthened the U.S. government's access to safety injection devices through increased manufacturing capacity and domestic supply. The new syringe and needle manufacturing lines, which were completed on an accelerated timeline, represent the public-private partnership between BD and Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

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(The Center Square) – Twenty-six U.S. governors requested to meet with President Joe Biden to propose solutions to the ongoing border crisis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Wednesday new conference. Because Biden did not respond to the request, the governors said they decided to take their message to the American people, proposing their own solutions to the drastic increase in illegal immigration this year that's led to what they called a humanitarian crisis across the country.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryptocurrency usage is increasing worldwide, and recent consumers surveys show that most U.S. adults are now at least somewhat familiar with the term. Despite growing consumer enthusiasm, aside from exploration in the crypto industry by larger enterprise-level merchants, little information is available showing the perspective of small businesses and their sentiment regarding cryptocurrency acceptance.

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OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas MedStaff has joined Fusion Marketplace, and is continuing their commitment to give travelers a higher level of transparency and ease in the search for their next career choice.

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LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 11, Vision Maker Media (VMM) is holding a free week-long online film program on October 6-13. The program is part of the organization's 45th Anniversary and yearlong theme of commUNITY. PBS and the Cherokee Nation Film Office are sponsors of VMM's 45th anniversary events.

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