One More Death From COVID-19 in Lincoln-Lancaster County

Lab-confirmed cases reported Thursday: 49 Total number of cases: 30,044 Deaths reported Thursday: 1, a man in his 70s who was hospitalized Total number of deaths: 229 Recoveries: 26,891 Weekly positivity rate: March 27 through April 2:  4.9 percent April 3 through 8:  5.3 percent Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 29 with 24 from Lancaster…read more »

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New Unemployment Claims Rose Last Week

The Nebraska Department of labor reports 1,995 new unemployment claims were filed for the week ending April 3rd.  That is up 130 from the week before.  The number of new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims totaled 250 last week, up 237 from the week ending March 27th. Regular unemployment claims totaled 11, 287, down 584 from…read more »

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SCC Students in Lincoln, Lancaster County Now Eligible For Vaccine

Southeast Community College students who live in Lancaster County or attend classes at any SCC-Lincoln location are now able to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. School officials say while getting the vaccine is highly encouraged, it is not mandatory to enroll in classes at SCC. “The opportunity for SCC students to register for the vaccine…read more »

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Chadron, Alliance Approved For Essential Air Service

On Thursday,  U.S. Senator Deb Fischer who is, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on  Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, released the following statement after the United States Department of Transportation approved two contracts to provide Essential Air Service in Chadron and Alliance: “Essential Air Service is…read more »

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Nebraskans Against Gun Violence Support President Biden’s Executive Orders

Nebraskans Against Gun Violence supports President Biden’s executive orders designed to reduce and eliminate gun violence. While some Nebraska senators are working to remove training and background check requirements (LB236), a policy shown to increase gun deaths and injuries, it’s reassuring to have a President focused on initiatives that will reduce them. We specifically support…read more »

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Child Dies In Gage County House Fire

A child was killed in a house fire early Thursday morning in the Gage County community of Blue Springs.  The State Fire Marshal says Blue Springs firefighters found a home on fire at 213 West Cherry just before 4:00 a.m. and several injured people. Investigators say a child was found dead inside the house.  A…read more »