PAWS University changes name, keeps same focus on summer learning

PAWS University changes name, keeps same focus on summer learning

KEARNEY – PAWS University has a new name, but its mission remains the same. The University of Nebraska at Kearney program is now known as Loper Launch Enrichment Camp, a change that better represents UNK’s role and its long-term commitment to serving Kearney-area families. “We will continue to offer the…
A Modest Decline in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

A Modest Decline in Nebraska’s Leading Economic Indicator

Limited Growth in State Economic Growth in First Half of 2023 Eric Thompson, UNL Bureau of Business Research Nebraska’s leading economic indicator fell in December, according to the most recent report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The indicator, designed to predict economic activity six months into the future, dropped 0.03%. “The leading…
DUI sentencing delayed due to testing at hearing

DUI sentencing delayed due to testing at hearing

    A 43-year-old man's sentencing in Dawson County District Court Friday morning was postponed due to his testing for alcohol use.  Brandon Rohde of Lincoln and formerly from Arnold, was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol- 4th Offense in Dawson County District Court last October 2022.  The charge…
Governor Pillen Appoints Public Service Commissioner for District 2

Governor Pillen Appoints Public Service Commissioner for District 2

Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced he is appointing Christian Mirch to serve as the District 2 Commissioner on the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The position was previously held by Crystal Rhoades who was elected last fall to serve as the Douglas County Clerk of the District Court.  "Christian…
Nebraska lawmaker again pushes no-permit conceal carry

Nebraska lawmaker again pushes no-permit conceal carry

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is taking another shot at trying to pass a bill that would not only allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit, it would prohibit the state's cities and counties from issuing local laws to do so within their borders. Sen. Tom…
Murante announces big changes to Enable Account Program

Murante announces big changes to Enable Account Program

(Lincoln, NE) Today Nebraska Treasurer John Murante announced several changes to Nebraska’s Enable Account Program, designed to better meet the needs of qualified Nebraskans with disabilities. The changes involve new IRS regulations allowing for more options for authorized individuals, an increased contribution limit, and an age adjustment allowing more individuals…
Legislative Battle Over Abortion Restrictions Begins

Legislative Battle Over Abortion Restrictions Begins

The fight over abortion legislation in Nebraska is formally underway, as Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt brought motions to force three measures from the Health and Human Services Committee to the Judiciary Committee for hearings. During floor debate on the motion to move LB626, the proposed Nebraska Heartbeat Act, Sen. Jen…
Troopers Arrest Cozad Woman Following I-80 Pursuit

Troopers Arrest Cozad Woman Following I-80 Pursuit

JANUARY 26, 2023 (LEXINGTON, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Cozad woman following a pursuit on Interstate 80 Wednesday night in central Nebraska. At approximately, 10:30 p.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Hyundai Elantra, which was believed to be driven by a subject…
For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

For one young couple, a farming dream becomes reality

ARLINGTON – A childhood dream to be a farmer might seem unreachable for a kid who didn’t grow up on a farm, but Davis Behle just kept dreaming. “I was always interested in anything to do with agriculture. Instead of playing with LEGOs, I had little plastic farm animals and…