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Nebraska One Step Closer to Meatpackers Owning Hogs

Nebraska lawmakers moved one step closer Tuesday to lifting the state's ban on meatpacker-owned hogs, despite objections by senators who say it protects small and independent producers. The measure won first-round approval on a 28-10 vote after supporters managed to overcome an eight-hour-long fili...

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Nebraska One Step Closer to Meatpackers Owning Hogs

Nebraska lawmakers moved one step closer Tuesday to lifting the state's ban on meatpacker-owned hogs, despite objections by senators who say it protects small and independent producers. The measure won first-round approval on a 28-10 vote after supporters managed to overcome an eight-hour-long fili...

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Legislature wants input on fracking wastewater process

Local residents will have an opportunity to testify from a remote video conference site at the ESU #13 building when the legislature's Natural Resources Committee takes public testimony Wednesday on a bill regarding a more thorough review of hydraulic fracking wastewater sites. Senator John Stinn...

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Nebraska's Miles receives contract extension through 2019-20

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season. Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. McKnight did not have information on if any financial terms changed. The Cornhuskers ...

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Riverside Park closing due to flooding concerns, river expected to crest in coming days

Representatives from across Scotts Bluff County met with Region 22 Emergency Management at the Emergency Operations Center in Scottsbluff Tuesday afternoon to discuss the potential flooding along the North Platte River. The National Weather Service and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources...

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Ricketts vetoes bill that would abolish Nebraska death penalty

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the traditionally conservative state, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override. Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. The Republican governor has been talk...

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May
29
Fri
8:00 am 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
May 29 @ 8:00 am
Tir-City Parks and Recreation is hosting their 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec” Volleyball Tournament on June 6th & 7th in Guernsey at the high school.  This is going to be two days full of fun competition[...]
May
30
Sat
8:00 am Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
May 30 @ 8:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church’s 9th Annual Community Walk will support Foster Care Closet. Cost is $15 per adult walker, $10 for children under 12, $40 for a family.  All walkers receive a t-shirt. We walk from[...]
2:00 pm Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
The Fortis Boy Choir will be having their spring concert May 30th, 2 pm, at St. Agnes Church, .  There will be a meet & greet after the concert so that the public can be[...]
4:12 pm Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
May 30 @ 4:12 pm
The Monument Valley Iris Society has scheduled their Annual Spring Iris Show will be May 30th and 31st at the UNL Research & Extension Center. This event will be open to the public and is[...]
Jun
1
Mon
8:00 am Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacation Bible School ~ SonSpark Labs June 1-5, 2015 from 8:30am until 12pm, kids age 3 through students entering 6th grade in the fall are welcome to join us at Mitchell Berean[...]
5:00 pm Monday Night Bingo @ Knights of Columbus #1874
Monday Night Bingo @ Knights of Columbus #1874
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus #1874 Council hosts Bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m.  For more information, log on to www.scottsbluffkofc.org.

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