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The Art of Civil Discourse

The world today is quick to judge. A lurking mob stands ready to provide a sum judgement of a person’s character and worth based on a small sample of actions or choices. Look at responses to any ... Read More

Officials Seize 1 Million Pounds of Pork Amid Virus Concerns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say 1 million pounds (0.45 million kilograms) of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port. Troy Miller, field operations director for the Customs and Border Protect... Read More

Combined Effort Continues in Response to State of Emergency

Lincoln Mayor Issues Water Restrictions   Lincoln, Neb. – Yesterday evening Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler issued mandatory water restrictions. Beutler took the action after the Lincoln Water System experienced some power outages in and around t... Read More

Iowa Governor signs law to prevent undercover reports on animals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a farm in order to work undercover to report on animal living conditions. The bill was approved by the Senate and House on Tuesday... Read More

Scottsbluff, Gering win eight firsts, Chadron seven at CSC High School Indoor Meet

Both Gering and Scottsbluff had eight first place winners and Chadron had seven at the 29th annual Chadron State College High School Indoor Track and Field Meet on Saturday, March 16. The meet had 229 participants from seven schools, less than hal... Read More

Blizzard killed 1,850 cows, Yakima area farmers are reeling

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region's dairy farms. The number of dairy farms in the state has plummeted from 2,500 in 1993 to 377 in 2018, acc... Read More

Emergency resources available

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: American Red Cross – Better Business Bureau – (for guidance on avoiding home repair scams) River Levels – wat... Read More

Bill would give economic boost to 4-H, FFA students

A recently introduced House bill would give an economic boost to young people in agriculture by allowing 4-H and FFA students aged 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn. The students can turn around and put the money toward highe... Read More

FSA Resources Available for Producers Impacted by Severe Weather

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): This program financially assists producers when they suffer loss of livestock due to adverse weather. As producers assess their individual situations, whether it be the blizzard in the West or the flooding in the E... Read More

Cougars open with Hutchinson CC tonight at national tournament

The Western Nebraska Community College and Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team are both making their third straight trip to the NJCAA national tournament in Lubbock, Texas. Both teams lost their opening games the previous two to... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers still seeking agreement on property taxes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With their session nearly halfway over, Nebraska lawmakers are still trying to unite behind a plan to lower property taxes amid uncertainty over how to cover the cost. Members of the tax-focused Revenue Committee are sorting... Read More