Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Canceled

The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.

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Joshes Battle For Josh Supremacy in Nebraska

How “pandemic boredom” led to an internet sensation and a battle royale (with pool noodles) of many Joshes.

#arizona, #lincoln-neb, #names-personal, #nebraska, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #twitter, #university-of-arizona

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A Meat War Is Waged Across State Lines

In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.

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Colorado Braces for a Major Snowstorm This Weekend

Denver could see up to two feet of snow, while areas north could see four feet. Gov. Jared Polis has activated the Colorado National Guard.

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Nebraska Sonic Drive-In Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured

Two other people were injured in the shooting on Saturday night. The police said officers were initially responding to a reported bomb threat.

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Pharmacist and Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison in Plot to Firebomb Rival Pharmacy

The Nebraska pharmacist was sentenced to nine years and the Maryland drug dealer was sentenced for 14 years for the plot.

#black-markets, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #drugstores, #maryland, #nebraska

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A Nation Votes for Joe Biden, and a Red State Shrugs

Nebraska delivered one electoral vote for Mr. Biden, but the rest of the rural state is deeply red, and mostly accepting of the election results.

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America Picks Its President as it Faces Joblessness, Coronavirus and Anxiety

Voters describe a fundamental unease about America’s future.

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He Already Saw the Election as Good vs. Evil. Then His Tractor Burned.

In Nebraska, President Trump’s supporters hope he wins a second term, and that they get four more years of feeling like the country’s leader understands and defends them.

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.

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If Race Comes Down to Omaha, Poll Shows Biden Has an Edge

Nebraska’s Second Congressional District could play a decisive role in a very close election.

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White Bar Owner Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Black Man During Protest

The charges against Jake Gardner in the May 30 killing of James Scurlock in Omaha include manslaughter and making terrorist threats.

#assaults, #bars-and-nightclubs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nebraska, #omaha-neb, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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The Battle Over Robert E. Lee Biscuits and Gravy at Omaha’s 11-Worth Cafe

In “levelheaded” Omaha, a protester was killed and, in the aftermath, people demanding an end to racial injustice set their sights on police budgets — and a diner with Robert E. Lee on the menu.

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Bison Are On the Run After 125 Escape a Nebraska Feedlot

So many people have been chasing the 50 stragglers that the animals got spooked and split off into singles and pairs, complicating efforts to catch them, a sheriff said.

#animals, #bison, #cattle, #livestock, #nebraska, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

Millions of additional coronavirus tests may be processed with “pooling,” enabling widespread surveillance as the country struggles to reopen.

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Nebraska Senate Candidate Used Racist Slur at a Party, Guests Recall

Chris Janicek, who was shunned this week by Nebraska Democrats after sending a sexual text about a campaign staff member, used the slur at a gathering about 20 years ago, people who were there said.

#black-people, #discrimination, #elections-senate, #janicek-chris, #nebraska

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As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.

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Special Elections in California and Wisconsin: What to Watch For

In California, the race to fill former Representative Katie Hill’s seat in the state’s 25th District is a microcosm of national politics right now.

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How Sports-Starved Bettors Made a Nebraska Horse Track Must-See TV

Fonner Park, in Grand Island, Neb., has received more attention than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, with $2.8 million in wagers each day. But it is earning less from each bet with no fans on site.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #grand-island-neb, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #nebraska

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Pharmacist Arrested in Plot to Firebomb a Rival to Sell More Drugs on the Dark Web

Hyrum T. Wilson of Auburn, Neb., conspired with a drug dealer to rob, then destroy a competitor’s pharmacy, according to federal prosecutors.

#computers-and-the-internet, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #nebraska, #virginia

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Nebraska Mall Plans to Reopen, With Temperature Checks by Salespeople

As businesses struggle with how to reopen in a pandemic, one Nebraska shopping mall offers a controversial plan.

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