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    KEARNEY — Today’s Goodfellows tally stands at $27,103, thanks to $17,879 from Saturday’s one-day drive in the Kearney business district and today’s general donations of $900. The money will be used to deliver gifts on Christmas to needy children and to provide them with milk, warm clothes an…

      KEARNEY — Despite miserable conditions with wind and blowing snow, Goodfellows volunteers collected $17,879 during Saturday’s annual one-day drive in Kearney’s business district. The tally fell about $6,500 short of the record-shattering drive in 2017, in which businesses donated $23,558.

        Kearney’s Goodfellows organization traces its origins to businessmen who gathered for coffee at the old Fort Kearney Hotel. As retired banker and former longtime Goodfellows board member Wayne McKinney relates, it was sometime in the 1940s when newspaperman Ormond Hill encouraged his coffee …

        LINCOLN — State lawmakers opened debate Friday on a package of bills that proposes to deliver millions of dollars in additional tax credits to blunt the sting of Nebraska’s traditionally high property taxes. The Nebraska Legislature adjourned for the weekend without advancing Legislative Bill 243 but appear poised to do that on Monday. The much-amended […]

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        LINCOLN — State Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha joined with a Lincoln-based legal group in demanding a retraction Friday for a tweet they maintain was defamatory and “knowingly false.” The tweet, from the conservative Nebraska Freedom Coalition, included the hashtag “groomer” and photographs of the senator as a child and her son, who is trans. […]

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        LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature gave first-round approval Friday to a measure that would shift authority of up to $400 million in federal broadband funds to the executive branch. Legislators voted 43-2 to advance Legislative Bill 683, proposed by the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee. The bill would create the Nebraska Broadband Office, led by a broadband […]

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