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North Platte Planning Commission gives support to conditional use permit for proposed horse track

The North Platte Telegraph 28 Jul 2021
North Platte Exposition and Racing Inc. proposes a five-eighths-mile oval track, identical to the size of Grand Island’s Fonner Park track, so it could offer either quarter horse or thoroughbred racing ... The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission would have to grant separate horse-track and gaming licenses ... North Platte Exposition and Racing Inc.
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Nebraska governor hopeful Herbster loses running mate

The Columbus Telegram 28 Jul 2021
(AP) — The running mate for Nebraska governor hopeful Charles Herbster announced Tuesday that she's bowing out of the race, citing the time commitment required to campaign ... Thibodeau, the owner of a day care and preschool in La Vista, was appointed to a seat in the Nebraska Legislature by Ricketts in 2017, but lost it in the 2018 election.
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Lincoln construction firm to pay $60,000 EPA settlement

Lincoln Journal Star 28 Jul 2021
NEBRASKA STATE PATROL / Courtesy photo ... NEBRASKA STATE PATROL / Courtesy photo ... A Nebraska Department of Roads worker cleared debris Thursday morning as flood waters race over U.S. 77 south of Nebraska 33 near the Prairie Hill Learning Center ... A home and trailer at 10679 Nebraska 41 west of Clatonia is surrounded by flood waters Thursday, May 7, 2015 ... .
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Nebraska regent stands behind resolution opposing CRT as professors, chancellors balk

Norfolk Daily News 27 Jul 2021
(The College Fix) – University of Nebraska regent and gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen has introduced a resolution opposing critical race theory, prompting professors and campus leaders across the state to balk at the proposal and argue it would hinder academic freedom.
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Lincoln Journal Star 27 Jul 2021
... but this could potentially cause other institutions to follow suit.” -- Wording of a statement attached to a petition from the United College Athlete Advocates opposing a Nebraska Board of Regents resolution objecting to "imposition" of critical race theory in curriculum.
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Theresa Thibodeau steps down as Charles Herbster's running mate for governor

Omaha World-Herald 27 Jul 2021
Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster no longer has a running mate ... I look forward to the continuation of conservative leadership in Nebraska.” ... 'We are going to fight for the best Nebraska' ... Neither of the other two candidates who've entered the 2022 Republican primary race, University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen and State Sen.
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Nebraska teachers union defends critical race theory, accuses critics of censorship

Fremont Tribune 26 Jul 2021
OMAHA -- Leaders of national and Nebraska teachers unions are pushing back on critics of critical race theory and defending curriculum based on it ... NSEA says the association represents 28,000 Nebraska prekindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals and aspiring educators.
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NU athletes create petition against proposed critical race theory resolution

The Daily Nebraskan 26 Jul 2021
Student-athletes at the University of Nebraska have started a petition against a proposed NU Board of Regents resolution against “any imposition of critical race theory” in curriculum ... The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will be voting on a resolution opposing Critical Race Theory in the coming weeks.
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ASUN executives join opposition against critical race theory resolution

The Daily Nebraskan 26 Jul 2021
The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska executive team released a statement Monday morning opposing a proposed University of Nebraska Board of Regents critical race theory resolution planned to be introduced by Regent and gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen.
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Kosiski family looking at possible options to sell I-80 Speedway

Lincoln Journal Star 26 Jul 2021
The 4/10th-mile oval — a dirt-track racing staple not only in Nebraska but the Midwest, too — could soon be running its final laps ... Kosiski, who has been inducted into multiple racing halls of fame, including the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame, said the fans and racers have been wonderful to work with.
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Upper 90s, 100s expected in Omaha area before end-of-week cool-down

Omaha World-Herald 26 Jul 2021
The tornado — now categorized by the National Weather Service as an F4 storm with 166- to 200-mph winds — was part of the most catastrophic outbreak of tornadoes in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa history ... NEBRASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ... Aric Brophy, left, of Aurora, Nebraska, raced outdoors to retrieve a hailstone and impress his kids.
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Planning commission to hold zoning hearing regarding horse racing tracks

York News-Times 26 Jul 2021
... discuss possibly amending the agricultural district to allow, by special use permit, public events and facilities which would include horse racing tracks. An application for such a facility has been submitted to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission for such a project in York.
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The Public Pulse: Try this approach in Elmwood Park; Bad TIF decision; Sex education

Omaha World-Herald 25 Jul 2021
We are all members of the human race ... He has turned the Legislature more partisan and toxic than ever, he spends taxpayer dollars to attack the federal government’s voluntary 30x30 program, makes an issue of critical race theory, which is not taught anywhere in Nebraska, and the list goes on and on of his failed administration ... Nebraska students.
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I-80 Speedway near Greenwood plans to shut down after 2022 racing season

Lincoln Journal Star 25 Jul 2021
The 4/10th-mile oval — a dirt-track racing staple not only in Nebraska but the Midwest, too — will soon be running its final laps ... Kosiski, who has been inducted into multiple racing hall of fames including the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame, said the fans and racers have been wonderful to work with.
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Critical race theory resolution before NU Board of Regents centers on ‘imposition’

Norfolk Daily News 28 Jul 2021
Pete Ricketts and others have the right to oppose the teaching of critical race theory just as some faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and others have the right to support it ... The resolution, if approved, would oppose the “imposition” of teaching critical race theory at the University of Nebraska.

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