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The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Nebraska

Learfield Wire Services

March 26, 2020

--  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is temporarily stopping evictions for residents whose job status has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  The governor signed an executive order yesterday that covers any rent nonpayment that took place on or after March 13th.  The order will cover tenants...

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion economic stimulus package

MCT Campus

March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package — the largest ever — designed to pump money directly into Americans’ pockets while also shoring up hospitals, businesses and state and local governments struggling against the corona...

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

Michelle Obama has sage advice on how to cope with coronavirus anxiety

MCT Campus

March 24, 2020

Exhale: Michelle Obama is lending her voice of reason to the ongoing conversation surrounding the coronavirus crisis. On Sunday, the former first lady joined the growing chorus of public figures weighing in on the pandemic via social media by sharing some healthy tips as to how to navigate this unsettlin...

Northeast Community College court interpreter training program earns national recognition

Northeast Community College court interpreter training program earns national recognition

Special to the Viewpoint

March 5, 2020

NORFOLK– A Northeast Community College program to train interpreters to work in Nebraska courtrooms is getting noticed, not just across the state, but throughout the nation. The Court Interpreter Preparation and Certification program began last September to train individuals to use their language ski...

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

Coronavirus doesn’t change this Fed president’s upbeat outlook for the US economy

MCT Campus

February 20, 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president Loretta Mester said the coronavirus poses a risk to the global economy, but that hasn’t changed her forecast for continued growth of about 2% in the U.S. this year. “I’m thinking about it as a risk,” Mester said at a Forum of Executive Women event ...

NYS, NYC To Aid Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

NYS, NYC To Aid Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

NEW YORK-- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will spend two days in Puerto Rico with a team of engineers and state workers to see how New York can best help out the island after a series of devastating earthquakes.  Cuomo says the earthquakes have added to the misery for many in the U.S. territory,...

Schumer Says Americans Want Truth From Impeachment Trial

Schumer Says Americans Want Truth From Impeachment Trial

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON--Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the articles of impeachment against President Trump are deep and serious.  He said he wants nothing but the truth to come out of an impeachment trial that could start as early as next week.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that...

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

MCT Campus

November 21, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Uber said on Wednesday that the number of requests for data on its riders from government officials in the United States and Canada rose sharply last year due, in part, to a “rising interest” in information on the ride-hailing company’s users. In its latest transparency report, Uber said...

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

MCT Campus

November 14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Two students were killed and three other teens were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said. Shots rang out just after 7:30 a.m. when students at the school at were scheduled to be in their first-period class. Los An...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

MCT Campus

October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Their names are seared into the collective consciousness of California: The Griffith Park fire of 1933. The Bel-Air fire of 1961. The Tunnel fire of 1991. The Camp fire of 2018. Spurred by high winds, low humidity and an abundance of fuel, California’s most destructive fires remake its cities ...

Northeast gets ranked as #16 of most affordable colleges nationally

Northeast gets ranked as #16 of most affordable colleges nationally

Wash Kirkland

October 17, 2019

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, has just released their 2020 rankings for the best online colleges. Northeast Community College was listed as #16. The company researched 1,943 online colleges in order to determine the best online schools in the nation. The...

Impeach Trump? An America filled with anger and animosity digs in

Impeach Trump? An America filled with anger and animosity digs in

MCT Campus

September 26, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa — It was a day like many across the divided states of America, brimming with anger, resentment and festering grudges. For just the fourth time in history, the House of Representatives — the people’s house — began formally weighing impeachment of a president and, in El Paso, Texas, Re...

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