Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Gov. Pete Ricketts' plan to curtail sharp increases in property taxes is drawing favorable reviews from Nebraska farmers, but some rural lawmakers say more is n
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Sentencings set for two 18-year-olds accused of school plot

A March 4 sentencing hearing is scheduled for two 18-year-olds accused of planning to attack a high school in south-central Nebraska
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Man charged with manslaughter in North Platte hit-and-run

Authorities have charged a driver with manslaughter for the death of a pedestrian in North Platte
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Authorities release name of North Platte hit-and-run victim

Authorities have released the name of a man who died at a hospital after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in North Platte
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Suspect arrested in fatal hit-and-run in North Platte.

Authorities have arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident in North Platte
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Lawmakers reject push for public vote on committee leaders

Nebraska lawmakers have once again rejected a push to elect all legislative committee leaders in a publicly recorded vote
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Nebraska's low jobless rate seen as mixed economic message

Nebraska's unemployment rate remained at 2.8 percent in December _ a figure that an economist says reflects good and bad aspects of the state's economy
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Nebraska jobless rate 2.8 percent for 5th month in a row

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's unemployment rate remained at 2.8 percent in December, the fifth month in a row at that level
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Veterans greeted with handshakes and applause at new home

Veterans moving into their new Kearney home have been greeted with handshakes and applause
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Nebraska senators show bipartisan tilt on session's 1st day

Nebraska lawmakers are poised to begin a new legislative session with 13 new state senators and a variety of issues on their plate, including a push to reduce p
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Heavy snow, whiteout conditions reported in Nebraska

Heavy snowfall and blizzardlike conditions are being reported as a powerful winter storm moves through the middle of Nebraska
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Nebraska jobless rate 2.8 percent for 4th month in a row

Nebraska Labor Department figures show the state's November unemployment rate of 2.8 percent matches the three previous months' figures
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Man accused of killing 6 ordered to remain in state care

A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed six members of a Nebraska family more than 40 years ago to remain in state care
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New economic development group to host Nebraska town halls

A new economic development group is hosting town hall events in Lincoln, Omaha and Norfolk to talk with businesses and the public about ways to stimulate Nebras
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Nebraska State Patrol seizes nearly 80lbs of marijuana

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized nearly 80 pounds of marijuana in two traffic stops on Interstate 80 near North Platte
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Nebraska State Patrol seizes nearly 80lbs of marijuana

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have seized nearly 80 pounds of marijuana in two traffic stops on Interstate 80 near North Platte
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Pilot unhurt when landing gear on small plane collapses

Authorities say a pilot was unhurt when his landing gear collapsed as he set down his small plane at North Platte Regional Airport
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Woman pleads not guilty to $33,000 theft from day care

A woman accused of stealing $33,000 from a North Platte day care has pleaded not guilty
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U of Nebraska-Lincoln hires 1st diversity vice chancellor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hired a Utah college administrator as its first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion
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U of Nebraska-Lincoln hires 1st diversity vice chancellor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hired a Utah college administrator as its first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion
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Nebraska jobless rate again unchanged at 2.8 percent

The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary October unemployment matched the September and August figure of 2.8 percent
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Relatives of Mormon pioneer ask to relocate Nebraska grave

Descendants of a Mormon pioneer are asking county officials to move the woman's grave and historical markers to another location in the Nebraska Panhandle
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Driver killed, passenger hurt in Nebraska I-80 crash

Authorities say an 18-year-old driver died after her vehicle crashed on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska
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Ricketts considering tax plan to help struggling farmers

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is considering a proposal to change the way agricultural land is taxed to help farmers dealing with low crop prices
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