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  • NU Board of Regents approve tuition increase

    20 JUN 2024 · The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the budget for the upcoming year and approved Dr. Jeffrey Gold’s contract for university president on Thursday. The budget includes $11.5 million in spending cuts, a tuition increase at all four campuses and additional investment into the new Presidential Scholars program.
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  • SBA opens disaster loan outreach center in Blair

    19 JUN 2024 · Residents of Douglas and Washington Counties are eligible for business physical disaster loans and home disaster loans to replace damaged property. Nebraskans from Burt, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington Counties qualify for economic injury disaster loans which help small businesses meet financial obligations impacted by the April storms. The deadline for physical damage loan applications is July 15, while the economic injury loan applications are available through February 2025.
    Played 1m 34s
  • Intersection of Juneteenth and Pride Month

    19 JUN 2024 · June commemorates events in two historically marginalized groups: those in the LGBTQ plus community for pride month as well as Black communities for Juneteenth. Nebraska Public Media’s Kassidy Arena spoke with someone very involved in both celebrations.
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  • Bacon amendments included in U.S. House NDAA

    18 JUN 2024 · The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2025 passed in the U.S. House Friday. Nebraska Representative Don Bacon served as the chairman of the quality-of-life subcommittee and helped draft 21 amendments that were put in the bill. Bacon says the cornerstone of the legislation is a 19% pay raise for junior enlisted troops, which Bacon says is necessary to help recruitment and reduce financial stress for members of the armed services.
    Played 1m 26s
  • Fischer introduces bill to increase Amtrak transparency

    17 JUN 2024 · Recently, Fischer introduced the Amtrak Transparency Act, which would expand Amtrak board meetings to include additional stakeholders and require public notices 30 days prior to meetings. The legislation would also require bonuses exceeding $50,000 dollars to Amtrak employees be disclosed to Congress.
    Played 1m 27s
  • No clown car is big enough; Plainview museum boasts world’s lar

    14 JUN 2024 · What may be the world’s largest collection of clown dolls is in a northeast Nebraska city with a population of just over 1,000 people.
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  • Omaha bar’s ‘Jell-O Shot Challenge’ raises money for food banks

    13 JUN 2024 · Rocco’s Pizza and Cantina was buzzing Thursday afternoon on the first day of the annual College World Series Jell-O shot challenge. Fans from across the country can buy five-dollar Jell-O shots in their favorite school’s color and for each shot purchased, one dollar is donated to a food bank in the university’s hometown, while 50 cents goes to an Omaha food bank. Owner Kevin Culjat said the competition began in 2018 and has grown each year since.
    Played 1m 27s
  • Nebraska senators cosponsor legislation to reverse Title IX rule

    12 JUN 2024 · Senators Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are cosponsors of legislation to overturn a U.S. Department of Education rule extending Title Nine protections to include gender identity. The Congressional Review Act allows Congress the ability to overrule federal regulations from government agencies by passing a joint resolution. The resolution can be vetoed by the president and would need a two-thirds majority of the House and Senate to override the veto.
    Played 1m 19s
  • Lincoln, Omaha named top two U.S. cities for renters

    11 JUN 2024 · The Forbes Advisor team analyzed more than 20 metrics from 95 cities across the country, considering affordability, availability, amenities and safety. Kasey Ogle with Nebraska Appleseed, an organization that advocates for affordable housing, says conditions are difficult for renters in Nebraska and she is surprised to see Lincoln at the top of the Forbes ranking.
    Played 1m 22s
  • Nebraska Board of State Canvassers certifies election results

    10 JUN 2024 · The five-member board, led by Gov. Jim Pillen, voted unanimously to approve the results. Secretary of State Bob Evnen said the 2024 primary was a historic election for Nebraska, as it was the first to require voter ID.
    Played 1m 10s
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