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October 12th

Nebraska deals with marijuaa influx from Colorado

October 12, 2014

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border say they are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line.

KHAS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sCSASM ) drug arrests are increasing, straining county budgets and putting more pressure on Nebraska law enforcement.

Deule County Sheriff Adam Hayward says just finding enough room for all the evidence in the cases in a problem.

Early voting ups workload for election officials

October 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska county elections officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.

Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned.

October 11th

What do you care about most?

October 11, 2014

Ebola News Guide update; new developments

October 11, 2014

The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.

A look at the essential developments worldwide:

THE LATEST

Nebraska small-business owners argue against wage measure

October 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups.

The issue will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal is backed by unions and advocacy groups for workers, while business groups generally oppose it.

USDA expects record corn, soybean harvest

October 11, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly bigger than previously estimated, the result of late summer warmth that helped fill cornstalks with ears and soybean plants with bean pods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.

Nebraskans urged to fly flags at half-staff Sunday

October 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging Nebraskans to fly U.S. and Nebraska flags at half-staff on Sunday.

The flag-lowering is part of the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The remembrance honors firefighters and other first responders who have sacrificed their lives to save others.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will honor 107 firefighters who died nationwide in the line of duty in part of 2012 and all of 2013.

October 7th

Ebola News Guide

October 7, 2014

News Guide: A quick look at Ebola developments
The Associated Press

Two patients are hospitalized in the United States with Ebola, the deadly infectious disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa and recently emerged in the U.S. and Europe. Public-health officials across the country are taking steps to ensure that the virus does not get a foothold in North America. A look at the essential developments worldwide:

THE LATEST

October 6th

Judicial Center Townhall Meetings scheduled

October 6, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot concerning the Judicial Center. They invite you to come with questions. To help with information, we have included here a 'letter to the editor' the Chief published the end of September.

Following are the locations, the Supervisors who will be in attendance, the date and time:

Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, Larry Hickenbottom, Ran Varney and Mark Haynes, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sargent Community Building, Richard Hodson and Don McCullough, Oct. 6 at 7p.m.

Second Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

This article includes a statement from Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health on DHHS/Nebraska Medical Center Opening Nebraska Biocontainment Unit to Care for Second Ebola Patient

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be kept in a specialized containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that was built specifically to handle this type of illness.

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