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Gage County camp offers new aerial park

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 22:00
FIRTH — Visitors at Camp Solaris can face a new obstacle that will require them to navigate through a course suspended 30 feet in the air.
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UNL event teaches techniques to research family history

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 22:00
Anyone interested in researching their family history can learn more techniques at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln event next month.
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Schramm Park's Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium closing for renovations

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 22:00
GRETNA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at Schramm Park State Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska will close Tuesday for renovations.
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Douglas County Board considering giving $5M to UNMC center

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 22:00
OMAHA — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is asking Douglas County for $5 million for its Davis Global Center under construction in Omaha.
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Hoppner says GOP plan cripples rural health care

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:00
Health care policy will be "the defining issue" if he decides to return to electoral politics and challenge Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in the 1st District House race next year, Bill Hoppner said Friday.
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Prospective NAFTA rewrite gives cash-strapped farmers the jitters

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:30
After slogging through nearly knee-deep mud to feed his cattle Sunday morning, Chad Korth took advantage of the break in spring rains to mow his lawn.
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Don Walton: Legislature played defense this year

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:00
The 2017 Legislature didn't move the needle much.
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Sen. John McCollister an early 2018 target

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:00
It's already begun.
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Review: 'The Vanishing American Adult' by Ben Sasse

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:00
"The Vanishing American Adult" by Ben Sasse, St. Martin's Press, 320 pages, $17.99
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Ag land values drop, says preliminary statewide valuation report

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:00
Total agricultural land property values across Nebraska dropped for the first time since at least the early 1990s, based on the Department of Revenue preliminary valuation report for 2017.
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NDOR to revisit proposed plan for expressway from Plattsmouth to Murray

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:00
PLATTSMOUTH — Nebraska Department of Roads officials vowed this month to take another look at the design proposed for the expansion of the expressway from Plattsmouth to Murray on U.S. 75.
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Whiteclay task force envisions transformation

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:00
WHITECLAY — The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn't over, even if beer sales here never resume.
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Taking up arms: The Jefferson County town that wants its Gatling gun back

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 18:00
PLYMOUTH — The men who helped build this town were soldiers before they were farmers, Union Army veterans who laid a foundation of service in the northeast corner of Jefferson County.
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Recent override debate may show legislative session ending as it began

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:00
The 2017 Nebraska Legislature session seemed last week to be ending much the way it started: With division and an organized effort by a take-charge core of first-year senators who made it clear they have an agenda: less government, less…
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National Guard pilots honored with Air Medals with Valor

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:33
Four Nebraska Army National Guard pilots were honored Saturday with Air Medals with Valor presented by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
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Norfolk man charged in crash that killed passenger in April

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:30
STANTON — A 19-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with one count of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide for a fatal crash last month.
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Jim McKee: In search of Nebraska's first high school

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:00
It’s always a challenge to try and establish “firsts.”
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Chihuly Sanctuary unveiled at cancer center in Omaha

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 22:00
The Chihuly Sanctuary, a health care environment structure created by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, was unveiled Friday at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha.
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Man goes to prison for 240 pounds of pot seized near McCook

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:00
A Nebraska judge Friday sentenced an Arizona man to three years in federal prison for 240.5 pounds of marijuana found in his SUV in a stop near McCook last year.
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Hagel portrait unveiled at Pentagon

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:00
Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was honored on Friday at ceremonies at the Pentagon unveiling his official portrait.
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