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Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

More than $53,200 of unclaimed property was returned to rightful owners as a result of claims initiated or paid during the Nebraska State Fair, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, in Grand Island, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today. That’s up from last year when $52,000 was returned as a result of activity at the State Fair. The number of claims approved also increased from 133 in 2013 to 151 in 2014, Stenberg said."We experienced a steady stream of...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

LINCOLN - No Limits, Nebraska's youth-led tobacco prevention movement, is now accepting applications for the No Limits Fall Summit, Nov. 22 to 23 at the Leadership Center in Aurora. The summit is open to Nebraska youth ages 12 to...

Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed State Sen. John E. Nelson of Omaha as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. Nelson will be sworn in today at 1:30 p.m., in the Governor’s Hearing Room of the State Capitol."I am...

Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. — The scientific debate over whether human activities are the principal cause of climate change is over, a new report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says. The only debate to be had now is "precisely how these...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Gov. Dave Heineman recently highlighted the 21st Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation that ranks Nebraska 2nd in the nation for overall highway performance and cost effectiveness. The report named Nebraska among the very best...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney Police have arrested a 19-year-old student in connection with the evacuation of the campus library this week.The student was booked into jail in Buffalo County on Thursday for...

Updated Sep 24, 2014 at 9:29 PM

LINCOLN- The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate for August is 3.6 percent, seasonally adjusted. The jobless rate is the same as the July rate of 3.6 percent, and down...

Updated Sep 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM

The Arbor Day Foundation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission have finalized a unique cooperative agreement for the foundation to manage and operate Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Eighteen people were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways in August. That's the same number of fatalities as August 2013. Nebraska Department Of Roads Communication Director Mary Jo Oie said the number is too high.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM

The Omaha Public Power District has taken another step aimed at reducing emissions at its coal-fired power generating plants. At its regular monthly meeting for September, the OPPD Board of Directors authorized management to begin...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Roadwork is under way on Nebraska Highway 2 between Lincoln and Nebraska City, but Otoe County won't be affected until next month.The 38-mile project will be controlled by one-lane work zones and should be completed some time in...

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