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In what is believed to be a historical first, Herbster is almost single-handedly bankrolling Republican Beau McCoy's campaign for governor to the tune of nearly $1.9 million.

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A 2004 decision to move away from state treatment centers is blamed for widening gaps, a contention the state rejects.
After more than five years of claims and counter-claims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline ... there is another delay, this time due to a court...
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Nebraska on its own with drug enforcement costs tied to Colorado pot sales
Although marijuana use is legal in Colorado, it remains an illicit drug under federal law and in Nebraska.
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UNL Extension forester offers tips on tree, shrub planting
More than 1 million tree and shrub seedlings are planted in Nebraska each year, and most of those are planted in spring.
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
He could be moved from the Douglas County Jail to a state prison facility before sentencing, a move officials say is not uncommon.
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Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
State Department officials provided no new timeline for a final decision, though it appeared likely to stretch beyond the November midterms.
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17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
Seventeen lawmakers, who as freshmen replaced the first senators term-limited out of office, reach the same fate.
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Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Nebraska Democrats on Friday criticized a TV ad showing Republican governor candidate Beau McCoy knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post with his hand.
Cult murderer's death row appeal denied, but execution in limbo
This marks the fifth time Michael Ryan, the former religious cult leader convicted of the torture and murder of a follower, has lost an appeal to overturn his death sentence.
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Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Boy, 9, dies after being struck by bobcat loader
A 9-year-old boy was killed Saturday in an accident south of Ashland.
3 charged in connection with stolen credit card account numbers
Luis J. Silva-Ricardo, 40, Laritza C. Lopez, 36, and Marcos M. Hernandez-Ramirez, 22, was each charged in Hall County Court on Friday with felony theft by deception.
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Ralston authorities believe Amiee Kearns, 42, was a drug dealer who owed money.
Planning Commission gives OK to Kearney development
A mixed-use development in northwest Kearney received the go-ahead from the Kearney Planning Commission.
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Inmate sues Nebraska prison system, says he can't write, visit wife
An inmate is suing the Nebraska prison system, saying a new policy is denying him the ability to visit with or write to his wife, who is also in prison.
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Nebraska senators to study tax issues over break
During the session that ended Thursday, the Legislature approved $412 million in tax relief over the next five years.
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Civil rights group's hearing to weigh voting policies in Nebraska, Iowa
A coalition calling itself the National Commission on Voting Rights will hear hours of testimony Monday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
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Last day of 2014 Legislature: Praise, passage of a last few bills and more on mountain lions
Nebraska lawmakers adjourned for the final time this year at 5:36 p.m. Thursday but not before hearing one more time from State Sen. Ernie Chambers about his desire to ban mountain lion hunting in Nebraska.
Sen. Ernie Chambers tries to undo Nikko Jenkins' convictions
The legislator doesn't want the killer to walk free, but he blasts what he called the judge's "kangaroo court."
Haze in area comes from Kansas, Oklahoma
Southerly winds carry smoke to Nebraska and Iowa from controlled burns on pasture land hundreds of miles away
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Crack ring's leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze
Eric English, 30, received 22 to 33 years for distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm. Carlos Taylor, 35, was sentenced to 20 to 35 years for possessing and delivering crack cocaine.
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Court says Lancaster County not liable for '09 school bus-truck accident
Nebraska's Supreme Court ruled there was a lack of evidence to prove the cause of the accident was the county's failure to have a stop-sign inspection policy.
Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close, still hoping to be saved
Omaha high schoolers to help canvass for Heartland 2050
Mizzou alumni aim to attract veterinary students to Henry Doorly Zoo
Grant ensures that Sioux City can start building children's museum
Party looks to 'nudge' women into public office in Iowa
For birthday, Brownell-Talbot student opts to give, not get
Sole big donor to Beau McCoy says he expects nothing in return
Two taken to hospital after fire at Benson home
Grace: Pipe organ concert a tribute to couple's enduring love
Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness
Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins might await his sentence in prison
Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest
Firefighters battle brush fire near Fontenelle Forest
17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
It's a pursuit of pastel at Spring Lake Park's Easter egg hunt
Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
No injuries after fire at midtown's old Mercer Mansion
29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Explosion near 29th, Woolworth damages vehicles
Omaha police arrest man, 19, accused in March shooting
Earth gets its day in the sun at Elmwood Park
Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
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Kelly: 70 years after a deadly D-Day rehearsal, Omahan, WWII vet will return to Europe
A World War II veteran from Omaha will return this week to Europe to commemorate a tragedy in the run-up to D-Day.
Dickson’s Week in Review, April 13-19
On Twitter some guy tweeted that the spring game isn’t taken as seriously as a regular-season contest. What was your first clue? When the head coach entered waving a cat aloft?
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
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