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Future of IVF at stake: AL judge rules frozen embryos are people
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases brought by three couples...
Love My Cat month is ready to go
Since 2011, Paws-itive Partners Humane Society and veterinary clinics in North Platte and Sutherland have sponsored Love My Cat months. Two months each year, the goal of Love My Cat is to make spaying and neutering cats easily affordable for low-income cat owners in this area. “For only $35, low-income cat caregivers can provide lifelong care for their cat. Cats that are sterilized are less likely to get certain cancers, they do not contribute to the homelessness and overpopulation of cats, they tend to be more social and healthier" said Jo Mayber, Paws-itive Partners president.
Nebraska's response to player-assistant coach's sexual relationship was inadequate, lawsuit says
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska women's basketball player alleges coach Amy Williams and athletic director Trev Alberts did not take appropriate action when her sexual relationship with an assistant coach became widely known. Ashley Scoggin filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court describing how Chuck Love...
District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman Joins Nebraska Supreme Court for Argument Session in Lincoln
Nebraska District Court Judge Travis P. O’Gorman from Alliance, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on February 8, 2024. O’Gorman heard arguments in the case of S-21-0364, Nieveen v. Tax 106. In that case, Appellant argued that Nebraska’s tax certificate statutes were unconstitutional, and on appeal, the Nebraska Supreme Court determined that the statutes to be constitutional. See Nieveen v. TAX 106, 311 Neb. 574, 974 N.W.2d 15 (2022). On further appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of the United States vacated the Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision with directions that it reconsider the case in light of Tyler v. Hennepin County, 598 U.S. 631 (2023).
Nominate Books Now for the 2024 Nebraska Book Awards
The 2024 Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB) and Nebraska Library Commission, will recognize and honor books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or relate to Nebraska. Books published in 2023, as indicated by the copyright...
New polling finds 70% support for legalizing medical cannabis
LINCOLN — New polling found that 70% of respondents are ready to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska and that a majority of those responding want to approve a novel alternative to property, sales and income taxes. The poll, conducted for Neilan Strategy Group, mirrors polling done by a group...
NSP Investigating Double-Homicide in Bloomfield
FEBRUARY 20, 2024 (BLOOMFIELD, NEB.) — The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bloomfield Police Department, is investigating a double-homicide that occurred this morning in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Additional details on the deceased are being withheld while officials work to make family notifications....
North Platte City Council meeting moved to tomorrow evening
The North Platte City Council meeting will be moved to tomorrow and will be a Special Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm and will be held at the City Hall Chambers.
Youth Summer Sign-Up Day will be March 12 in Ogallala
The Mid-Plains Community College Ogallala Campus will host its annual Youth Summer Sign-Up Day March 12. The event provides a “one-stop shop” for parents looking for summer activities for their children. It saves families time and effort by bringing local youth organizations under one roof to provide details and answer questions about their upcoming events.
Crafter’s weekend planned at MPCC Broken Bow Campus
A few spots still remain for the series of crafting classes that will be offered at the Mid-Plains Community College Broken Bow Campus this weekend. Activities will begin from 1-4 p.m. Friday with a free Sunflower or Geometric Outdoor Barn Quilt workshop. Participants will choose from the two options. The...
$80,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Winning Ticket Sold in Grand Island
Lincoln, NE ‐ February 20, 2024 ‐ One lucky player who bought a Nebraska Pick 5 ticket for the Friday, February 16 drawing is holding a ticket worth $80,000. The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that one ticket sold for Friday's Nebraska Pick 5 draw matched all five winning numbers for the $80,000 jackpot. The ticket was sold at Pump & Pantry #42, 1235 Allen Dr, in Grand Island. The winning numbers from Friday's Nebraska Pick 5 draw were 10, 15, 16, 18, 33. Players are encouraged to check their tickets at any Nebraska Lottery retailer, online at nelottery.com, or by calling the Lottery office at 402-471-6100.
Huskers set for Big Ten Swimming Championships
Nebraska swimming and diving heads to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Big Ten Championships, Feb. 21-24. Twelve teams will face off in hopes of clinching the conference title, starting with the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. (CT) at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center. The following three days of competition begin with prelims at 9 a.m (CT) and finals at 4 p.m. (CT).
(Sponsored by H&R Block of North Platte & Ogallala) Tip #3 - Teaching Financial Responsibility Through Credits with Taxes for Children
In today's increasingly complex financial landscape, instilling financial literacy in children has become more crucial than ever. One effective way parents can teach their children about fiscal responsibility is by introducing them to the concept of credits with taxes. By understanding how credits and taxes work, children can gain valuable insights into managing their finances wisely from a young age.
Huskers Rifle earn NCAA bid
The No. 8 Nebraska rifle team qualified for the 2024 NCAA Championships, as the NCAA announced the eight-team field Monday evening. The Huskers will face off against West Virginia, TCU, Air Force, Kentucky, Alaska-Fairbanks, Ole Miss and Navy. The 2024 NCAA Championships take place in Morgantown, W.Va, on Friday-Saturday, March 8-9.
Huskers surge in Final Round at Sun Coast
Lindsey Thiele posted her first top-10 finish of the season, while Kelli Ann Strand added Nebraska's best round of the tournament with a 68 to tie for 11th and lead the Husker women's golf team up the standings on the final day of the Spartan Sun Coast Invitational on Monday in Sarasota, Fla.
$35 billion deal: 2 of the largest credit card companies to merge
NEW YORK (AP) — Capital One Financial said it will buy Discover Financial Services for $35 billion, in a deal that would bring together two of the nation's credit card companies as well as potentially shake up the payments industry, which is largely dominated by Visa and Mastercard. Under...
Full tuition waivers proposed for Nebraska student teachers
LINCOLN — Nebraska student teachers could receive 100% tuition waivers beginning in 2025 through a legislative proposal under consideration this session. Legislative Bill 953, proposed by State Sen. Kathleen Kauth of Omaha, would support students at the University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College System seeking a degree related to teaching, during the semester or semesters they are student teaching.
Mike Flood Earns Nebraska Farm Bureau Endorsement for First Congressional District
LINCOLN, NEB. – U.S. Rep. Mike Flood has been endorsed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC). Flood is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District. Rep. Flood earned the endorsement by demonstrating his understanding of agriculture and its impact on our economy, according to Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) president.
Nominations now open for the Excellence in Tourism Awards
Annually, visitors in Lincoln County, Nebraska spend more than $125 million, generate over $10 million in state and local taxes, and support more than 1,500 jobs with a payroll of just under $25 million. Our local tourism partners – hotels, restaurants, retail, attractions, and events continued to greet visitors with warmth, hospitality, and professionalism throughout all of 2023.
MPCC Valentine Campus to host turkey calling class
The Mid-Plains Community College Valentine Campus will offer a class on turkey calling ahead of the spring season. The session will be from 6-8 p.m. March 6 at the campus, 715 U.S. Highway 20, in Valentine. Instructor Rick Windham will provide a comprehensive introduction to turkey calling and hunting tactics...
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