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Ricketts defends donation to death penalty petition group

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty. Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital punishment in the state. Ricketts and his father, T...

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Ricketts defends donation to death penalty petition group

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty. Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital punishment in the state. Ricketts and his father, T...

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Morrill County road damage from June flooding estimated at $250,000

Morrill County Roads Superintendent Bryan Hoerler anticipates it will take several months to obtain federal aid to assist in local recovery efforts to repair damaged county roads due to heavy rains and flooding over the last month. Morrill County was listed in a federal disaster declaration last ...

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Complaints being made about door-to-door salesmen in Gering

Door-to-door salesmen have been wearing out their welcome quickly at some Gering homes. Representatives with Advanced Residential Marketing (ARM) began selling Vivint Security Systems in town this week. City Clerk Kathy Welfl says that they do have peddler's permits, but some salesmen have been m...

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Lapaseotes: Minatare "looks most favorable" for packing plant

Investor Pete Lapaseotes says Minatare "looks the most favorable" as the site for a planned beef packing plant because of their support, but he adds no decision has been made on which of three area communities will be chosen by the group as the host town. Bridgeport and Gering are also being conside...

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Sioux County could face legal repercussions for stance on same sex marriage

Sioux County Clerk Michelle Zimmerman says she will not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that such unions are now legal. Michelle Zimmerman told the Star-Herald says she will not issue the licenses because of her biblical beliefs and despite t...

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Jul
1
Wed
5:00 pm “Summer of Service” Open House @ Cheyenne VA Medical Center
“Summer of Service” Open House @ Cheyenne VA Medical Center
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The staff at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center is hosting the “Summer of Service” Open House, scheduled for July 1. The Cheyenne VA Medical Center an open house will be on July 1, from 5[...]
Jul
3
Fri
all-day City of Scottsbluff Holiday Offi...
City of Scottsbluff Holiday Offi...
Jul 3 all-day
The City of Scottsbluff Administrative offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. The City Offices affected will be the Administration Office; Development Services; Transportation Office; Park and Recreation Offices[...]
8:00 am University of Nebraska Medical C...
University of Nebraska Medical C...
Jul 3 @ 8:00 am
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division is holding a summer camp on July 22-23 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in[...]
Jul
4
Sat
8:00 am University of Nebraska Medical C...
University of Nebraska Medical C...
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division is holding a summer camp on July 22-23 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in[...]
Jul
5
Sun
8:00 am University of Nebraska Medical C...
University of Nebraska Medical C...
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division is holding a summer camp on July 22-23 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in[...]
Jul
6
Mon
8:00 am University of Nebraska Medical C...
University of Nebraska Medical C...
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division is holding a summer camp on July 22-23 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in[...]

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