Trump Administration Disputes Federal Lawsuit Over Keystone Pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The Trump administration says a federal court has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Justice Department attorneys are due in U.S. District Court in Montana on Wednesday to argue for the dismissal of two lawsuits that challenged the March permit for…read more »

NWU, SCC Partnership to Increase Bachelor Degree Completion

The presidents of Southeast Community College and Nebraska Wesleyan Tuesday signed an agreement for the new Pathways Scholarship Program. SCC Vice President for Program Development Bob Morgan tells KLIN News the program will provide SCC transfer students with financial assistance to get their bachelor’s degree at Nebraska Wesleyan. Morgan says that sixty percent of their…read more »

Eastern Nebraska City Takes Possession of Baseball Complex

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) – An eastern Nebraska city has taken possession of a baseball complex and severed its relationship with the complex’s managers. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Bellevue City Council unanimously approved an agreement Monday that severs the city’s ties with World Baseball Village, which managed Champions Village. The baseball complex was built…read more »

Political Tolerance Drawn At Generational, Not Class Lines

Education and income still influence political tolerance, but UNL Sociologist Philip Schwadel says their latest study shows that political tolerance has begun falling along generational lines. Professor Schwadel says that younger generations are maturing in a culture of greater tolerance…including what they are seeing on tv and social media. Professor Schwadel says that a lot…read more »

FDA Considers Gene Therapy for Blindness

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at improving vision for some people with hereditary blindness. It would be the first gene therapy in the U.S. for an inherited disease, and the first in which a corrective gene is given…read more »