Benson drops to Class B: What’s next for Bunnies?

January 24th, 2014

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska State Activities Association (NSAA) announced in December new football classifications for 2014 and 2015. Benson High School in Omaha found its name atop a list of schools making the drop to Class B next year. Can the high school restore its glory days?

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Recycling dirt: A new niche in the fracking industry

January 24th, 2014

By QUEST

Omaha, NE — One of the criticisms of fracking in Nebraska and elsewhere is the millions of gallons of wastewater it generates. But there’s another type of waste created too – piles of rock shavings and dirt tainted with oily chemicals.

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Federal government demands Nebraska to repay $22 million

January 23rd, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — The federal government is asking Nebraska to repay $22 million in foster care reimbursements, and a flurry of bills were introduced at the last minute in the Legislature.

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Omaha Symphony Presents “Festival of the Americas”

January 23rd, 2014

By Ben Rasmussen

Omaha, NE — This weekend there’s not one, but two different concerts featuring music from the New World.

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Elderly population on the rise in Nebraska

January 23rd, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Nebraska’s population is starting to look a lot older and this will impact everything from essential state services to employment opportunities for everyone.

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Novelty lighters, income tax credit up for debate

January 22nd, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — A proposal to ban the sale of novelty cigarette lighters morphed into a debate on the so-called ‘nanny state’ in the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday. Meanwhile, a tax bill to benefit the poor was introduced, in part to make a point.

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