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From left: Class of 2024 Valedictorian Taylor Wilson, Hastings, and Salutatorian Allison Lofton, Lodgepole, led the honored students.

NCTA Spring 2024 Dean’s Honors Grow

May 30, 2024 / By Dean Larry Gossen, PhD

At the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), we take immense pride in our exceptional students who take seriously the value of their ed...
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Weekend Pursuit Leads to Two Arrests in Lincoln County

May 29, 2024 / NSP

MAY 29, 2024 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following a pursuit in Lincoln Cou...
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Two Sentenced in Federal Court

May 29, 2024 / DOJ

Truck Driver Sentenced to 29 Years for Transporting a Minor Across State Lines to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity United States Attorney Susan L...
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NCTA Class of 2024 Prepared for the Future

May 29, 2024 / NCTA

Curtis, NE – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) celebrated the graduation of the impressive class of 2024, with 89 students...
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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

May 28, 2024 / USDA

LINCOLN, Neb. May 28, 2024 - For the week ending May 26, 2024, there were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricul...
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Another Scam Warning from the AG

May 28, 2024 / AG

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is issuing a Consumer Alert involving a text scam concerning toll roads that is circulating in Nebrask...
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Nebraska Governor Pillen Declares National 529 Day

May 28, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 28, 2024) – Governor Jim Pillen is declaring May 29, 2024, as National 529 Day in Nebraska. This proclamation calls attent...
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Gov. Pillen Issues Memorial Day Proclamation & Statement

May 26, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has issued the 2024 Memorial Day Proclamation, calling on Nebraskans to remember the sacrifices of all serv...
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America Needs a Resilient Energy Supply Chain

May 24, 2024 / By Rep. Adrian Smith

With the summer growing and travel season upon us, the cost of energy is top-of-mind for many. Unfortunately, the Biden administration continues to...
Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers Release

Nebraska Attorney General’s Office Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Change Healthcare Data Breach

May 24, 2024 / AG

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is issuing a Consumer Alert regarding a data breach involving Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of Unite...
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Ricketts Announces Upcoming Mobile Office Hours

May 24, 2024 / Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) announced his constituent casework staff will be hosting Mobile Office Hours arou...
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Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Happy Beef Month, Nebraska!

May 24, 2024 / Pete Ricketts

Nebraska is the Beef State. Agriculture is the heart and soul of what we do. Our farmers and ranchers lead the way in agricultural production, inno...
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Neighbors Help Neighbors in Aftermath of Tornadoes

May 24, 2024 / By Governor Jim Pillen

When things are at their worst, Nebraskans are at their best. It’s what makes our state the greatest in the nation – our people.  ...
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Hastings College announces 2024-25 Scott Scholars

May 23, 2024 / Michael Howie Hastings College

(Hastings, Nebraska) – Thanks to the addition of the Walter Scott, Jr. Community Leadership Challenge and the continued support and investmen...
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CDHD Offers New Program for Parents of NewbornsAudio Icon, this article contains audio

May 23, 2024 / KRGI News

There’s a new program being offered at the Central District Health Department called the healthy family, central district. Blaire Dreessen, O...
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Ricketts on the Senate Floor: “The ICC Needs to Face the Consequences”

May 23, 2024 / Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) spoke on the Senate floor, calling for Joe Biden to take action against the I...
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Gov. Pillen Joins 23 States Opposing WHO Pandemic Treaty Proposals

May 23, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has joined the governors of 23 other states in opposition to the Biden administration’s expected comm...
Good Samaritan Annual Olympiad 5K Set for June 29

Good Samaritan Annual Olympiad 5K Set for June 29

May 23, 2024 / Anissa Paitz, PR Strategist, CHI

KEARNEY - CHI Health Good Samaritan’s annual Olympiad 5K is set for Saturday, June 29. Runners and walkers will start the race on Avenue A ea...
UNK is creating a new community-based workforce development initiative aimed at improving access to high-quality early childhood education in rural Nebraska. (Photo by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications)

UNK receives $2M in federal funding to address state’s early childhood workforce shortage

May 23, 2024 / By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is receiving $2 million in federal funding to support and expand the state’s early chil...
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NSP Kicks Off Summer Travel with Make It Click Campaign

May 22, 2024 / NSP

MAY 22, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Summer is right around the corner! The Nebraska State Patrol is kicking off the summer travel season wit...
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Lincoln County Fatality Accident

May 22, 2024 / Lincoln County Sheriff

On 5-21-24, at 11:57 AM deputies and North Platte rescue were dispatched to MM 104 on U.S highway 83.  This is  20 miles north of North P...
Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers Release

Attorney General Hilgers Files Landmark Lawsuit against TikTok in Nebraska State Court

May 22, 2024 / AG

  Lincoln, NE – Today, Attorney General Mike Hilgers filed a landmark lawsuit against TikTok in Nebraska State Court, alleging violatio...
Carly Blakely, RN (left) was recently awarded a $1,500 Health Care Career Scholarship from CHI Health Good Samaritan’s Foundation Director Cindi Richter (right). Blakely, a registered nurse in the hospital’s operating room, was one of 26 recipients of the annual scholarship program made possible by generous donors.

Good Samaritan Names Scholarship Recipients

May 22, 2024 / Anissa Paitz, PR Strategist, CHI

KEARNEY - CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation recently awarded $17,750 in scholarships to 26 area students whose field of study includes a career ...
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The Little River Band Chosen for State Fair Classic Rock Concert

May 22, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair and 1868 Foundation are pleased to announce a change in the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. Concert organizers weren&rsquo...
Judith Turk, associate professor in the School of Natural Resources, will use an $854,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program to shed light on how human activity is impacting soil degradation in the Great Plains. (Craig Chandler/University Communication and Marketing)

Turk Investigating Soil Health

May 21, 2024 / Tiffany Lee, Office of Research and Economic Development

Lincoln, Nebraska, May 21, 2024 — Nebraska’s Judith Turk will use an $845,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Facult...