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Private School Tax Credit Proposal Stalls In Nebraska Legislature

A proposal to indirectly subsidize private K-12 schools in Nebraska by offering tax credits to scholarship donors has stalled after opponents block... continue reading
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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Holdrege Claims Two Lives

APRIL 28, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash near Holdrege that claimed two lives and sent ... continue reading
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Tabitha Seeks Tax Exempt Bonds For Senior Housing

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Tabitha presented to both the Hall County Commissioners and the Grand Island City Council yesterday, in pur... continue reading
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First 100 Days, President Plans Speech

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress. ... continue reading
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Nebraska DHHS Ok's J&J Vaccine

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska plans to immediately resume using Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after federal ... continue reading
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Governor Signs Budget Into Law

*Audio Version Of Story Below  Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a new, $9.7 billion two-year state budget into law that includes proper... continue reading
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Husker Harvest Days Given Green Light To Return In 2021

In a sign that normal is returning.. Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island has been given the green light for September 14-16.   The Farm Pro... continue reading

SASA Crisis Center becoming enCourage Advocacy Center

SASA Crisis Center in Hastings is changing its name to enCourage Advocacy Center.   The new name more accurately reflects the scope of the a... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Nebraska police training, accountability measure advances

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Under a proposal backed by lawmakers, police, sheriffs and state patrol deputies in Nebraska would face gre... continue reading
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Earth Day Climate Clash: Ricketts Calling President's Plan Radical

It’s Earth day today, and eyes are on President Biden’s global Earth Day summit with an ambitious pledge that the U.S. will cut fossil ... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Feature Story: Debate Continues On Gambling Bill

Debate continued yesterday on LB 561 otherwise known as the gambling bill, as a few crucial amendments were discussed and debated.   ***Audi... continue reading
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Teen arrested on murder warrant in Nebraska mall shooting

Police say a teenage boy has been arrested on a murder warrant in a shooting at a Omaha mall that left one man dead and a woman injured.  &nb... continue reading
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South African variant of COVID-19 found in Nebraska

State health officials say the highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first found in South Africa, has now been found in Nebraska.   The Neb... continue reading
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Lexington man pleads not guilty in killing of 15-year-old

 An 18-year-old Lexington man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and a felony weapons count in the January shooting death of a 15-y... continue reading

Casino Construction Timeline Unclear: Fonner Focuses On Education

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   One week ago Fonner Park unveiled their casino partner...   The question that has been circulating s... continue reading
State Capitol Lincoln

Debate On Free Speech Protections and UNL Law School Dominate Wednesday In Legislature

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   A bill that would have extended free-speech protections to Nebraska student journalists and their advisers ... continue reading
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Full Interview Governor Pete Ricketts

*Full Interview Below* Note the full interview will air Friday morning on AM 1430 KRGI/105.5FM    Putting The Brakes On Bad Bills, tha... continue reading
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Nebraska governor declines to help house migrant children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has rejected a federal request to help house unaccompanied migrant children. The Rep... continue reading
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Nebraska Leaders Critical Of Presidents Infrastructure Package

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28.   The s... continue reading

GIPS To Host Two Vaccination Clinics This Week

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in the Grand Island Senior High School West Gym this week for area families and students. Grand Isla... continue reading
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Nebraska Suspending Use Of Johnson And Johnson Vaccine

Nebraska officials said they will stop distributing Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine while federal officials investigate six reports of ... continue reading
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Enplanement Increase Signals Gradual Return To Normal

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Enplanements are on the rise at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. In March 2021 the C... continue reading
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Lawmakers Approve Funds To Plan New Prison

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska lawmakers have set the stage for a new, $230 million prison but stopped short of fully endorsing t... continue reading
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Fatal Tractor/Vehicle Accident In Howard County

A fatal accident occured yesterday morning in Howard County. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a tractor/vehicle accident. Both vehicles were... continue reading

Fonner Park Announces Casino Operator

KRGI News/Sports · Grand Island Casino Resort At Fonner Park     (Grand Island, NE) Elite Casino Resorts, of Riverside, IA ha... continue reading