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Ricketts: CDC should get out of the way now

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 27, 2021
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On Tuesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts protested an announcement by the U.S. Center for Disease Control that recommends even those who are vaccinated wear masks indoors again to curb COVID-19 transmission.

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Gothenburg state senator to run for NU regent

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 26, 2021
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Matt Williams of Gothenburg, a two-term state senator, will run to represent the western half of the state on the University of Nebraska’s governing body, the Board of Regents.

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Scammers target Nebraska student-loan holders

Eric Galatas, Nebraska News Connection - Jul. 25, 2021
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In early July, the Biden administration canceled nearly $56 million in student-loan debt, mostly connected to institutions engaging in misconduct, including promising jobs or falsely claiming credits would transfer to universities.

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Gov. declares state disaster for July 9-10 windstorm

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 25, 2021
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Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a state disaster declaration Saturday for the severe windstorms that struck Nebraska on July 9-10, 2021, knocking out electricity and causing extensive damage over a wide area of the state.

Subject found in Chadron homicide investigation

The North Platte Bulletin- March 18, 2020 - Jul. 23, 2021
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Law enforcement has located a young man who was wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide that occurred overnight in Chadron.

State attorneys announce $26 billion settlement in prescription pill scandal

George Lauby - Jul. 22, 2021
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Major pharmaceutical distributors have been hammered with an historic $26 billion multi-state settlement over potentially illegal opioid distribution practices, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Wednesday.

Kearney Nail Salon owner sentenced: Filed false tax returns

The North Platte Bulletin - Jul. 22, 2021
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Thomas W. Hird of Kearney was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for filing false tax returns, Acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp announced.

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