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Archive - Jan 16, 2014

Lawmakers push to increase minimum wage

January 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of lawmakers is pushing to increase Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2017.

The measure was introduced on Thursday by state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha and 14 other lawmakers.

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing legislation this year to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over two years.

Broken Bow Wind II agreement finalized

January 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Neb. (Jan. 16, 2014)— Today, the Nebraska Public Power District announced that its Board of Directors approved a 25-year agreement with a Sempra U.S. Gas & Power affiliate to purchase the future renewable energy of a new wind farm to be built in Custer County, near Broken Bow.

January 16, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 16, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* 9 & 10 grade Girls Basketball vs. Holdrege in Broken Bow at 6:00pm
* 9 & 10 grade Boys Basketball vs. Holdrege in Broken Bow at 7:30pm

Community Events:
* No events scheduled today

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*No meetings or conferences today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

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