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Legislation considered to help alcohol producers

Cassandra Kostal Nebraska News Service - Feb. 28, 2021
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Nebraska distilleries are advocating two legislative bills that would increase their production opportunities and grant them access to a new product market.


Legislature: Right-to-repair bill gears up

Colby Woodson, Nebraska News Service - Feb. 28, 2021
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Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs.

Two new variants of COVID-19 appear in Nebraska

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb. 27, 2021
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The first known case of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 was reported Friday to a Douglas County woman in her 20s. 


Troopers find six pounds of meth just off I-80

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb. 26, 2021
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State troopers arrested two women Thursday after finding six pounds of methamphetamine in their car during a traffic stop in Hamilton County.


Rodeo team/friends reflect on time with Garrett Nokes

Heather Johnson (North Platte Community College) - Feb. 23, 2021
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From Iowa to Oklahoma, Kansas to Hawaii, Garrett Nokes had friends all over the country. If there’s one thing his student athletes can agree on, it’s that any friend of his was a friend for life.


Legislature: Constitutional amendment would legalize cannabis

The Unicameral Update - Feb. 22, 2021
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Legalization of cannabis in Nebraska for individuals 21 and older would be placed on the ballot for voter consideration under a measure heard Feb. 19 by the Judiciary Committee.

Decriminalization of marijuana proposed

The Unicameral Update - Feb. 22, 2021
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Nebraskans with nonviolent drug convictions could apply for “clean slate” relief under a bill heard by the Judiciary Committee on Feb. 19.

Sasse replies to county party critics

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb. 19, 2021
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In reply to critical Nebraska Republicans, Sen. Ben Sasse says he consistently casts conservative votes, and it is not wrong to criticize “one guy” – former President Donald Trump.


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