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USDA Rural Development Announces Availability of Loan Programs to Support Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 2015 – Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul today announced that Rural Development is accepting applications for loans to support community development projects, business startu... Read More

Agreement reached on aid for Nebraska families, despite veto

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has reached a compromise with a state senator over a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families. The announcement on Monday came four days after the Republican governor vetoed the increase, whi... Read More

58-year-old Denver Zoo hippo Bertie dies

A 58-year-old hippopotamus, the longest living resident of the Denver Zoo, has died after his advanced years deteriorated his health. The Denver Post reports that Bertie, or Bert, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. He was euth... Read More

High School Soccer Scores

Monday (05/04/2015) Columbus 1, North Platte 0 Columbus Scotus 9, Columbus Lakeview 0 Crete 6, Beatrice 1 Kearney 3, Omaha Westside 2 Lexington 5, Gering 0 Lincoln Southwest 9, Omaha Benson 0 Millard North 2, South Sioux City 0 Norfolk 4, L... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, Washington leads series 2-1 Tuesday, May 5= Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.        ...... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA PLAYOFFS Monday, May 4= Chicago 99, Cleveland 92, Chicago leads series 1-0 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 101, L.A. Clippers leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 5= Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.  ...... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

AMERICAN LEAGUE= Monday's Games= Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Oakland 7 Texas 2, Houston 1 Seattle 3, L.A. Angels 2 Tuesday's Games= N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay ... Read More

Broncos make a couple of moves

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ The Denver Broncos continued their offensive line makeover by waiving second-year tackle Paul Cornick, who started three games each at right tackle and tight end last season. The Broncos also released wide receiver Jeremy K... Read More

OSU says GMO measure could hamper research

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects. Backers of Measure 2-89, the Loca... Read More

UDSA Crop Progress Shows Corn Planting Racing Ahead

U.S. corn producers were busy in the week ended May 3, as 55% of the crop is now in the ground, compared to 19% last week and a five-year average of 38%, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. "Monday's report was bearish for corn due to t... Read More

USDA Announces Funding Under Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Organizations looking to tap into USDA funds under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program have until July 8 to apply for this year's round of $235 million for large-scale conservation projects. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Mo... Read More