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Governor Candidate Krist Challenges Campaign Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska lawmaker who is running for governor is suing the state to overturn a law that imposes the nation’s highest bar on independent candidates to qualify for statewide races. Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha announced Thursday he will challenge the 2016 law in federal court. Krist switched his party affiliation…read more »

Public Comment Sought on Draft EAB Plan

  Mayor Chris Beutler encourages the public to review and comment on the draft Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Response and Recovery Plan which was released at news conference today.  The invasive beetle has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in 31 states and in Canada.  Beutler said that although EAB has not yet been…read more »

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Nebraska State Patrol Investigating Knifing of Lincoln Prison Inmate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the knifing of an inmate at a Lincoln prison. Prison officials say the attack occurred early Sunday afternoon at the Lincoln Correctional Center. The prisoner was stabbed several times with a homemade knife and hospitalized. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Deidra Loyd says her grandson,…read more »

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Governor Ricketts Pitches ‘Work In Progress’ Tax Package to Senators

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pitching his property and income tax plan to lawmakers while acknowledging that the package still needs some work. Ricketts presented a legislative committee with a new version of his proposal Wednesday that would provide income tax credits to resident homeowners and agricultural landowners. The new proposal…read more »

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Two Huskers hospitalized after winter workout, both return to team

  Nebraska wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey and defensive lineman Dylan Owen were hospitalized after a winter workout, but have been released and returned to the team. Head coach Scott Frost first reported the news to the Lincoln Journal Star on Tuesday morning. Lindsey and Owen were both treated for rhabdomyolysis. Lindsey was hospitalized for three days and…read more »

New Health Care Company Started by Industry Giants

Shares in health care companies took a big hit in trading Tuesday following word that Amazon, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JP Morgan Chase are teaming up to create a health care company “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” UNL Economist Eric Thompson tells KLIN News that is not surprising. He…read more »