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Memo: Secret wait list kept for some Omaha VA appointments

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 5 hours 53 min ago
OMAHA — Documents say employees maintained a secret waiting list of veterans for some Omaha mental health appointments.
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Inspector general questions response to May fire at Tecumseh prison

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:45
The state's inspector general for corrections has questioned the lack of a timely response by staff to an inmate's suspicious behavior and a resulting fire May 25 at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.
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More than 700K travelers watched eclipse in Nebraska, tourism officials say

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:45
This year's total solar eclipse was the biggest tourism event in Nebraska history, state tourism officials say.
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4 former Chadron State wrestlers arrested in hazing case

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:30
CHADRON — Four former Chadron State College wrestlers have been arrested on charges of hazing and assault.
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John Bolduc sworn in as head of Nebraska State Patrol

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:25
Col. John Bolduc was sworn in Monday as superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.
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Substitute teacher shortages create challenges for districts

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
A persistent shortage of substitute teachers is creating challenges for Nebraska and Iowa school districts, and lawmakers who want to address the issue are still trying to pinpoint a solution.
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Black history museum moving to larger space in Omaha

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:08
OMAHA — The Great Plains Black History Museum is leaving a shopping mall for a larger location in northeast Omaha.
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Escaped Kansas inmate caught in Nebraska after rolling truck

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:47
MARYSVILLE, Kan. — Authorities have captured two inmates who are accused of obtaining two shotguns while escaping from a Kansas jail near the state's northern border with Nebraska.
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Renewable energy conference to be held in Omaha

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:00
OMAHA — A conference focused on renewable energy will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this week.
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Singer's death in fairgrounds crash highlights uncertainty for rural law enforcement

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 09:00
At least three times the early morning a utility vehicle tipped and killed singer Abby Uecker at the Thayer County fairgrounds, 911 callers asked if sheriff's deputies were going to come investigate.
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This Week In Nebraska History, 10/15/17

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 08:00
1867: Hundreds of Omahans flocked to the city limits to witness a Spanish-Mexican innovation: a fight between a bull and a bear. Editorializing against the "shameful" scene, the Daily Herald concluded, "Of Bulls, Bears and Brutality, we have had enough."
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Nebraska school sees positive results after lunch change

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 23:01
HASTINGS — Hastings Senior High staff said they are pleased with changes to the lunch schedule that may be responsible for a decrease in the number of students misbehaving.
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Omaha zoo offers free memberships to low-income families

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 22:30
OMAHA — Omaha's zoo is helping to renew a program that provides free memberships to low-income families.
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Agencies team up for Nebraska bike path project

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 22:30
PLATTSMOUTH — Several governmental entities have teamed up to build a bike and walking path over the Platte River in Nebraska to keep a connection between two counties.
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Jim McKee: How U.S. National Bank of Omaha came to be

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:00
Banking in Nebraska got off to a rocky start with the function of banks so negatively perceived that all banking was made illegal as part of the territorial legislature’s original code. Two Nebraska banks ultimately managed to survive the economic…
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Fortenberry says Iran makes it hard to trust nuclear deal

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:00
Although Iran has generally complied with its obligations under the international nuclear deal, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Friday, its "aggressive posturing throughout the Middle East has made it harder to trust a fragile nuclear agreement."
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End of cost-sharing payments won't mean higher ACA rates in Nebraska

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:15
President Trump's decision to end so-called cost-sharing payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act should not raise prices on Nebraskans who buy health insurance on the individual market, said the only company still offering such policies in the…
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South Dakota school cancels homecoming after racist stunt aimed at Pine Ridge students

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:55
STURGIS, S.D. — A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying…
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Beatrice hospital hires new CEO

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:30
A Montana hospital administrator will be the new CEO of Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.
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