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Final finalist makes pitch for University of Nebraska presidency

The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week.  Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents […]

Nebraska unemployment rate dips to 3.1%

Nebraska’s unemployment rate dropped, again. The state Department of Labor reports the preliminary unemployment rate for November dipped to 3.1%, down three-tenths of a percent from October. The labor news gets even better for the state’s two major cities. The Omaha metro area unemployment rate stands at 3% with the Lincoln rate dropping to 2.1%. […]

Nebraska students return from long-distance exchange program

Now, this is an exchange program. Three Nebraska high school students have returned after traveling to Taiwan. York High School Senior Grant Suddarth says they experienced lots of differences between the United States and Taiwan. “The biggest take away I got was how welcoming and sincere and hospitable the citizens of Taiwan were,” Suddarth tells […]

OSHA could fine Kearney plant big for worker illness

A Kearney manufacturer faces a possible $7,000 fine for an incident this summer when a long-time employee suffered a heat-related illness that required hospitalization. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Eaton Corporation after the 53-year-old worker suffered acute kidney failure when the temperature inside the plant reached 101 degrees on July 11th. The […]

Sen. Lathrop objects to Gov. Heineman criticism of report (AUDIO)

Sen. Steve Lathrop objects to Governor Dave Heineman’s response to a legislative committee report on the prison sentence miscalculation scandal. Lathrop, who chaired the committee, calls Heineman’s criticism of the report as “a partisan shot” a familiar response. “Attribute something you don’t want to hear to a Democrat and then call it a partisan attack,” […]