Category Archives: Nebraska

New scholarship program to give aid to students pursuing high-demand careers

Students bound for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to pursue careers in engineering, math or computer information systems will be able to apply for a new scholarship created by the state earlier this year. The Nebraska Career Scholarships Act, introduced on behalf of Gov. Pete Ricketts and passed by the Legislature in August, provides $2 million… Read More »

Nebraska revenue forecasting board increases tax collection estimate

Nebraska’s revenue forecasting board has raised estimates on what the state can expect in sales, income and miscellaneous taxes in the current and next two fiscal years.  The three-year total predicted by the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board is an increase of $710.5 million, or $605 million after transfers to the state’s rainy day fund… Read More »

Man killed in 2-vehicle crash near Blair

BLAIR — An Arkansas man has died in a two-vehicle crash in eastern Nebraska, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened just before noon Tuesday on U.S. 75 south of Blair. The sheriff’s office said it was caused when a pickup truck driven by a 37-year-old Bellevue man crossed the highway’s center… Read More »

Zeta batters Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least six deaths.A Category 2 hurricane when it hit the southeastern Louisiana coast… Read More »