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CNCAA To Celebrate Go Big Give & New Location

*Audio Version of Story Below*   We continue with our countdown to Go Big Give.   One of the non-profits seeking donor support, The C... continue reading

400 Pounds Of Pot Hidden In ATM

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Florida man after discovering more than 400 pounds of marijuana hidden inside ATMs, a safe,... continue reading

Wacky, Severe Weather Rolls Through Central Nebraska Sunday

An upper level disturbance and surface cold front pushing through the Central Plains brought some wacky weather,  thunderstorms, and one heck ... continue reading
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Jessa Yager named 2020-2021 NCPA Middle School Teacher of the Year

*Full Interview With Mrs. Yager Below*   Barr Middle School teacher Jessa Yager has been named the 2020-2021 Nebraska College Preparatory (N... continue reading
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Go Big Give Set For Thursday

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   It’s Go Big Give week! While the big day is set for Thursday, pregive is underway right now.  ... continue reading

Grand Island Catholic Priest Named New Bishop for Colorado Springs

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Colora... continue reading
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Arbor Day Celebration

On Arbor Day - April 30 th , 2021, at 1:00pm, the Grand Island Tree Board will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration at Pioneer Park, located at 615 ... continue reading
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President Urges Congress To Act On Gun Violence

President Joe Biden declares “America is rising anew” during his first nationally televised address to Congress last night.  The ... continue reading
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Private School Tax Credit Proposal Stalls In Nebraska Legislature

A proposal to indirectly subsidize private K-12 schools in Nebraska by offering tax credits to scholarship donors has stalled after opponents block... continue reading
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Two-Vehicle Crash Near Holdrege Claims Two Lives

APRIL 28, 2021 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash near Holdrege that claimed two lives and sent ... continue reading
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Tabitha Seeks Tax Exempt Bonds For Senior Housing

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Tabitha presented to both the Hall County Commissioners and the Grand Island City Council yesterday, in pur... continue reading
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First 100 Days, President Plans Speech

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress. ... continue reading
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Nebraska DHHS Ok's J&J Vaccine

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Nebraska plans to immediately resume using Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine after federal ... continue reading
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Governor Signs Budget Into Law

*Audio Version Of Story Below  Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a new, $9.7 billion two-year state budget into law that includes proper... continue reading
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Husker Harvest Days Given Green Light To Return In 2021

In a sign that normal is returning.. Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island has been given the green light for September 14-16.   The Farm Pro... continue reading

SASA Crisis Center becoming enCourage Advocacy Center

SASA Crisis Center in Hastings is changing its name to enCourage Advocacy Center.   The new name more accurately reflects the scope of the a... continue reading
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Nebraska police training, accountability measure advances

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   Under a proposal backed by lawmakers, police, sheriffs and state patrol deputies in Nebraska would face gre... continue reading
Photo of Pete Rickets sitting in a chair at a table with the United States and Nebraska Flags behind him, The Words Governor Pete Rickets below.

Earth Day Climate Clash: Ricketts Calling President's Plan Radical

It’s Earth day today, and eyes are on President Biden’s global Earth Day summit with an ambitious pledge that the U.S. will cut fossil ... continue reading
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Feature Story: Debate Continues On Gambling Bill

Debate continued yesterday on LB 561 otherwise known as the gambling bill, as a few crucial amendments were discussed and debated.   ***Audi... continue reading

Casino Construction Timeline Unclear: Fonner Focuses On Education

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   One week ago Fonner Park unveiled their casino partner...   The question that has been circulating s... continue reading
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Debate On Free Speech Protections and UNL Law School Dominate Wednesday In Legislature

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   A bill that would have extended free-speech protections to Nebraska student journalists and their advisers ... continue reading
Photo of Pete Rickets sitting in a chair at a table with the United States and Nebraska Flags behind him, The Words Governor Pete Rickets below.

Full Interview Governor Pete Ricketts

*Full Interview Below* Note the full interview will air Friday morning on AM 1430 KRGI/105.5FM    Putting The Brakes On Bad Bills, tha... continue reading
Photo of Pete Rickets sitting in a chair at a table with the United States and Nebraska Flags behind him, The Words Governor Pete Rickets below.

Nebraska governor declines to help house migrant children

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has rejected a federal request to help house unaccompanied migrant children. The Rep... continue reading
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Nebraska Leaders Critical Of Presidents Infrastructure Package

*Audio Version Of Story Below*   President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28.   The s... continue reading

GIPS To Host Two Vaccination Clinics This Week

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in the Grand Island Senior High School West Gym this week for area families and students. Grand Isla... continue reading