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Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up in Nebraska

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A job creator or a job killer? A ballott initiative puts the focus on the minimum wage in Nebraska, with a call to raise it to $9 an hour.  More>>

Field Safety Training for Migrant Workers Proves Positive Video included

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As detasseling season is underway, many migrant workers are in the fields. And for the workers, there are those focused on their well-being and safety. Job training, health care and assistance services are provided by organizations to ensure farm workers not only have knowledge of the filed, but also understand other things such as terms of their contracts.  More>>

GIFD Pushes Sprinkler Use After Downtown Fire Video included

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A week after the fire at 612 West 3rd Street, fire officials pushed the sprinkler systems they believe would have saved the building. More>>

Hastings Man Arrested for Shots Fired in Burger King Parking Lot Video included

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Authorities say a Hastings man was arrested over the weekend after firing shots in the Burger King parking lot. More>>

Nebraska Authorities Investigating Fatal Wreck

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Authorities say they're investigating a wreck that killed a 21-year-old Nebraska man. More>>

Hastings Salvation Army Open As Cooling Center Video included

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Extreme temperatures finally target Central Nebraska this week, and one Hastings organization takes extra measures to keep Adams county residents cool. The Hastings Salvation Army opens their doors this week as a cooling center for those needing to beat the heat. It's the first time this summer they've been open for this, offering water, snacks, and possibly a movie while cooling off. Officials say they just want people to be safe. "The thing to be aware of, it doesn't take very much to... More>>

Farmers Benefit from Rains, Improved Irrigation Technology

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Two years after what's been called the great flash drought, the weather lends a helping hand to farmers, by allowing them to delay irrigation. More>>

UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

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The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense... More>>

Gas Prices Continue to Fall During Summer Season

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Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week. This made the average price $3.43 per gallon on July 20. yesterday. More>>

Deadline Approaches to Complete Survey for GI's Grander Vision Project Video included

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Hall County residents are encouraged to complete a survey asking for input on the future vision of the area before the July 31st deadline arrives. Grand Island and Hall County officials plan to use information gathered by the survey to learn more about the wants, needs and desires of the community for future planning. More>>

Many Arrests, Citations Issued over Kearney Cruise Nite Weekend Video included

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Cruise Nite brought a lot of people to Kearney over the weekend, and with it, the need for increased law enforcement presence. The Nebraska State Patrol and Kearney Police Department have released numbers from their weekend Cruise Nite enforcement efforts. More>>

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  • End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:18 GMT
    The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed police and soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's...More >>
    The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by armed soldiers Tuesday, marking the beginning of the end for the Tower of David's haphazard community.More >>
  • US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

    US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:36 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.More >>
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:13 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.More >>
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow...More >>
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