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LINCOLN — State lawmakers opened debate Friday on a package of bills that proposes to deliver millions of dollars in additional tax credits to blunt the sting of Nebraska’s traditionally high property taxes. The Nebraska Legislature adjourned for the weekend without advancing Legislative Bill 243 but appear poised to do that on Monday. The much-amended […]

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LINCOLN — State Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha joined with a Lincoln-based legal group in demanding a retraction Friday for a tweet they maintain was defamatory and “knowingly false.” The tweet, from the conservative Nebraska Freedom Coalition, included the hashtag “groomer” and photographs of the senator as a child and her son, who is trans. […]

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Getting a team through to the Final Four is a major boost for mid-major conferences financially, promotionally and for visibility on a national scale. The deeper a team goes in the bracket, the more money goes to their conference. The conferences use the money to upgrade league tournaments and on bolder promotion. Schools often use the windfall on athletic facilities and on-campus video production. The extra money is also a huge boon for better TV deals and exposure that allows them competitive opportunities previously out of reach.

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FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Recreational cannabis is associated with an increase in car crash fatalities but a decrease in opioid-related overdose deaths, according to a study published in the March issue of Social Science & Medicine.

Stocks gain as Wall Street closes out winning March

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The investing information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments.Top rates on certificates of deposit are higher right now than they’ve been in years — 4% to 5% annual...

A day after taking office in January, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen withdrew his state from the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate data-sharing compact aimed at helping states keep clean voter rolls.  Asked about the move a few days later by a conservative radio host, Allen, a Republican, at first talked about privacy […]

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LINCOLN — A new state audit is questioning whether state agencies properly spent millions of dollars of pandemic-related federal funds, raising the possibility that Nebraska might need to repay those funds. “They’re big dollar items, and they should not happen,” said State Auditor Mike Foley on Friday. A 244-page, annually required report on spending of […]

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FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- For men with one high-risk factor, initiating post-radical prostatectomy salvage radiation therapy (sRT) when prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels are greater than 0.25 ng/mL is associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality (ACM), according to a study published online March 1 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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