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New Report Ranks Nebraska 15th Highest in State Obesity Rates Among Adults

Nebraskans are living large. According to a new national study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nebraska ranks 15th in the nation compared to other states for rates of obesity among adults; tied with Tennessee. The state ranks 33rd highest in obesity rates for youth ages 10 to 17. The report offers 40 recommendations for…read more »

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Consumer Confidence Down In Nebraska

Consumer confidence and business confidence diverged in Nebraska during the latest monthly survey. UNL Bureau of Business Research Director Eric Thompson tells KLIN News that while business confidence rose in August…consumer confidence fell in their latest survey. Thompson says that many households are concerned about health care costs as well as the general cost of…read more »

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Shooting Victim’s Boyfriend Is Arrested On Drug Related Charges

A Lincoln shooting victim’s boyfriend is arrested again on unrelated charges. Officer Angela Sands says that Rashaun Jones was arrested on drug-related charges this time after officers found marijuana, scales and cash inside the town home that he shared with Davonnis Wilkinson. She remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries after being shot in…read more »

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Fire In UNL Parking Garage

Fire officials identify the cause of a fire that did extensive damage to three vehicles and further damage to up to 30 additional vehicles on the third floor of a University of Nebraska Lincoln parking garage. UNL Inspector Richard Firebaugh says it was started by a fire in an engine compartment of a 1991 Grand…read more »

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Nebraskans To Vote On Medicaid Expansion

Nebraska voters will determine the fate of a ballot proposal to expand medicaid in the state. The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected a Republican-led lawsuit challenging the petition effort. Advocates say the expansion would ensure coverage for about 90,000 low-income Nebreaskans. The Associated Press reports that Nebraska’s Republican-dominated Legislature rejected six previous attempts to expand Medicaid.…read more »

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Large Stretch of Saltillo Corridor Receives Speed Limit Reduction

Lancaster County Engineer, Pam Dingman, has announced the reduction in speed limit on Saltillo Road from 27th Street to 68th Street. Based on the speed study results, the roadway cross-section, crash history, engineering judgement and Federal Highway Administration’s guidance, the recommendation was to reduce the posted speed limit from 55 MPH to 50 MPH The…read more »