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Don Walton: Return of congressional earmarks would be good for Nebraska

The Grand Island Independent 01 Mar 2021
Congressional earmarks may be back — and that is really good news for Nebraska. Earmarks funded a host of worthy projects in Nebraska and helped our small-population state acquire its share of federal appropriations before the process was seized as a partisan political issue and dismantled a decade ago ... 4, 2021, at the Nebraska State Capitol.
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Editorial: Nebraska should pause on new prison and plan for broad criminal justice reform

Omaha World-Herald 28 Feb 2021
Nebraska legislators face difficult and expensive choices in addressing the state’s prison problem ... At a time when most states in the nation are lowering their inmate population, Nebraska’s prisons are dramatically and dangerously overcrowded ... It may well be that Nebraska needs a ...
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Underlying conditions should be vaccine priority

The Grand Island Independent 28 Feb 2021
But instead of sticking to its original plan of vaccinating people with underlying health conditions along with people over age 65, the state of Nebraska has removed younger people who are most at risk if they contract COVID-19 from the vaccine high-priority group ... Only about 9% of Nebraska’s population has had both doses of the vaccine.
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Lincoln ready for the 'normal' of high school basketball tournament

Hastings Tribune 28 Feb 2021
Lopez said city officials have had weekly meetings with the Nebraska School Activities Association and with Maul, and they have also put safety measures into place both at the arena and at the high schools that will be hosting games ... MILESTONES IN NEBRASKA'S CORONAVIRUS FIGHT Milestones in Nebraska's coronavirus fight ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska.
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The Public Pulse: Seniors and isolation; Gun bill; Needed education; Dems' boondoggle

Omaha World-Herald 28 Feb 2021
When Republicans defend the undemocratic Electoral College, they argue that in a small state like Nebraska, presidential candidates will ignore the state and not campaign here because of our small population ... So what? I don’t expect my friends in Western Nebraska to think like I do.
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'It will always be home': A look at life in Harrison

Scottsbluff StarHerald 28 Feb 2021
Olivia Wieseler. At the intersection of Nebraska Highway 29 and US Highway 20 lies the small town of Harrison, population 297, and home to one of the largest school districts by square mile, but one of the smallest by enrollment ... Many students live spread out on their respective ranches, some driving as far as 30 miles to get to school every day ... .
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Life in Harrison::1

Scottsbluff StarHerald 28 Feb 2021
SMALL TOWN. ‘It’ll always be home’. A look at life in Harrison. By OLIVIA WIESELER. Star-Herald. At the intersection of Nebraska Highway 29 and US Highway 20 lies the small town of Harrison, population 297, and home to one the largest school districts by square mile, but one of the smallest by enrollment ... For them, that’s just life ... .
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Crane migration around the corner

The Columbus Telegram 27 Feb 2021
Audubon Nebraska's 50th Crane Festival commemorating the migration is March 20 and 21, 2020 in Kearney ... It is estimated more than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River valley ... During their stop in Nebraska, cranes gain nearly 10 percent of their body weight.
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22 cases of COVID-19 Friday in Two Rivers district

Kearney Hub 27 Feb 2021
... average of positive cases, per 100,000 of population.
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Medically vulnerable find their vaccine advantage slipping away

The Keene Sentinel 27 Feb 2021
The result ... Jonathan L ... Some states, including Connecticut and Nebraska, have removed this population entirely from priority consideration, using age alone to determine who goes first. “Are we missing some people? Absolutely,” said Margaret Woeppel, vice president for quality and data at the Nebraska Hospital Association ... New Jersey Democratic Gov ... 25 ... .
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Ice jam flooding closes Nebraska 15 south of Schuyler

Lincoln Journal Star 26 Feb 2021
Flooding from ice jams on the the Platte River forced officials to close Nebraska 15 south of Schuyler on Friday morning ... northern Butler County three miles west of the Nebraska 15 bridge, which is goes until noon Friday, and low-lying areas of Dodge and Saunders counties, which goes until noon Monday.
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Nebraska should soon have a plan for vaccinating those with high-risk medical conditions

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
as the general population, first those ages 50 to 64 and then those 16 to 49. Nebraska Gov ... If the vaccine is doled out by population, as is done with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Nebraska could be able to order as many as 15,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as next week ... The Nebraska State Patrol remembers Lt.
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2 men die from COVID-19; 20 new cases in Two Rivers district

Kearney Hub 26 Feb 2021
... average of positive cases, per 100,000 of population.

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