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January 5th, 2015
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Select cities close their sledding hills
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree.
But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large liability claims.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” In a story Jan. 4 about Nebraska's upcoming legislative session, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts will push for both property and income tax reductions this year. A spokesman says Ricketts plans to focus on a property tax reduction, and though he's open to income tax proposals, he doesn't plan to introduce any income tax cut bills.
A corrected version of the story is below:
â€˘ Nebraska lawmakers preparing for busy 2015 session
â€˘ Property taxes and prisons at forefront of 'big' 2015 legislative session in Nebraska
Utilities buying power from NPPD at wholesale to see one half of one percent
Columbus, Neb. â€“ For the second year in a row, retail customers of Nebraska Public Power District will see no increase in their electric rates beginning January 1, 2015; and wholesale utility customers of the District will see an average rate increase of only one-half of one percent. The actual percentage for wholesale customers will vary based upon the utilitiesâ€™ usage characteristics.
NPPDâ€™s Board of Directors approved the 2015 rates Friday morning during its November meeting.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” A contempt of court order will stand against the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services over its handling of a state ward's foster placement, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday.
The court agreed with a juvenile court order, saying that it ensures other state laws governing the foster placement of children and court-designated representatives, also called guardians ad litem, for wards of the state.
Private pesticide trainings have been scheduled for farmers and ranchers who need to renew their certified private pesticide applicatorâ€™s license or anyone who wants to become certified.
The dates, locations, and times are as follows for 2015:
January 22 at the Community Building in Sargent (1 p.m.),
January 26 at the Community Building in Ansley (7 p.m.),
February 3 at the Senior Center in Callaway (1 p.m.),
February 10 at the 4-H Building in Broken Bow (1 p.m.).
The Broken Bow PTA (Parent Teachers Association) is hosting a 'Meet & Greet' for the superintendent candidates for Broken Bow Public Schools in Broken Bow High Schools Media Center.
The Meet & Greets are scheduled from 5- 5:30 p.m. as follows:
Monday, January 5 - Dr. John Weidner, Sr.
Tuesday, January 6 - Mr. Thomas Bailey
Wednesday, January 7 - Dr. Den Schroeder
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The Bo Pelini era at Nebraska ended the way it started, with every one of his seven years pretty much the same.
The Cornhuskers fell flat in their biggest games again this season and finished 9-4 with a Holiday Bowl loss to Southern California.
Pelini won nine or 10 games every year but always lost at least four. That, along with his volatile personality and inability to get the best out of his teams in the most important games, led athletic director Shawn Eichorst to fire him Nov. 30 and hire Mike Riley away from Oregon State four days later.
December 28th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Some western Nebraska law enforcement officials are cheering a new state lawsuit that seeks to thwart Colorado's legalization of marijuana, even as Colorado vows to fight it in court.
The petition filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that Colorado's Amendment 64 â€” the legalization measure approved by voters in 2012 â€” violates the U.S. Constitution because it contradicts federal drug laws that declare marijuana illegal.
SAN DIEGO (AP) â€” Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he has always been a fan of the Holiday Bowl.
He remembers watching Barry Sanders running wild against Wyoming in 1988 and then BYU's Ty Detmer separating his left shoulder and then his right shoulder against Texas A&M two years later.
Sarkisian said he grew fond of Detmer because of his toughness, and he ended up playing at BYU as well.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's population continued to grow steadily this year, but possibly not fast enough for the state to keep all three of its U.S. House seats after the 2020 Census.
The U.S. Census Bureau released new estimates Tuesday showing that Nebraska's population had grown to 1,881,503 by July 1.
The state's population was 0.67 percent higher than the July 2013 estimate of 1,868,969.
The nationwide population grew at a similar 0.7 percent rate to 318,857,056 this year, but other states, particularly in the South and West, grew at a more brisk pace.