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Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

WILBER-- Prosecutors are trying to prevent a convicted killer from getting a new trial.  The Omaha World-Herald reports that Michael Guinan of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office told a judge yesterday that Aubrey Trail does not deserve a new trial.  Guinan says Trail staged a suicide attempt during...

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Spin Making It Harder For Kids To Access Scooters

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA-- The public scooter company that operates in Omaha is making it harder for kids to gain access to electric scooters.  The Omaha World Herald reports Spin is now requiring people who rent scooters to verify they're at least 18 by using their driver's license.  The change comes after a nine-year-old...

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Nebraska Giving Property Owners 100-Plus Dollar Tax Break

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

LINCOLN--  Nebraska is giving property owners a slight property tax break this year.  According to the state Department of Revenue, this year's Property Tax Credit Act will give non-agriculture land owners a 104-dollar-and-15-cent tax credit per 100-thousand dollars of valuation.  Agriculture land...

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Omaha Police Investigating Convenience Store Robberies

Learfield Wire Services

September 12, 2019

OMAHA --  Police are investigating two early morning robberies at Omaha convenience stores.  Police say an employee at the Bucky's at 40th and Dodge says someone entered the store with a gun around 12:40, jumped over the counter, and demanded money.  The suspect then took cash, hit the employee with...

Northeast Community College in Norfolk to offer basic computer classes

Northeast Community College in Norfolk to offer basic computer classes

Special to the Viewpoint

September 10, 2019

NORFOLK – Northeast Community College in Norfolk will offer a series of basic computer classes on three consecutive Wednesdays beginning in mid-September. Basic Computer I (INFO 5105/19F & CRN #60348) will be held Wednesday, September 18, from 1-4 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) on th...

Hawks blanked by Northeastern before tallying first win over Pratt

Hawks blanked by Northeastern before tallying first win over Pratt

Special to the Viewpoint

August 27, 2019

STERLING, Colo. – The Northeast Community College men’s soccer team went 1-1 over the weekend, falling to No. 13-ranked Northeastern Junior College 2-0, before recording a 1-0 victory over Pratt Community College in Sterling, Colo. The Hawks (1-1) were unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit after ...

‘Tootsie’ turns 1982 gender politics into a post-MeToo musical with 11 Tony nominations

‘Tootsie’ turns 1982 gender politics into a post-MeToo musical with 11 Tony nominations

Josh Getlin

June 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — There’s a game-changing moment early in “Tootsie,” the new Broadway musical based on the 1982 film, when an iconic but dated comedy suddenly gets new life — and cultural relevance — in 2019. In a first-act scene, lead producer Rita Marshall is meeting...

Rediscovering South African heritage decades after apartheid

Rediscovering South African heritage decades after apartheid

BookTrib

June 7, 2019

BookTrib (TNS) Ask South African author, businesswoman, and entrepreneur Jesmane Boggenpoel about living under apartheid, and she’ll tell you it wasn’t just political systemic racial segregation. At its core, it was a period during which as a South African woman of color she felt countless intern...

Concentrating on Audio Recording and Technology

Concentrating on Audio Recording and Technology

Pauline Chiungwiza

May 8, 2019

NORFOLK-- At Northeast Community College, students are trained by their instructors to enhance and improve their skills according to their program of study. One of the concentrations in the media arts department is audio recording and technology, and it is designed to prepare students for entry level...

Graphic design students get up-close look at workplaces; portfolio show set for April 27

Graphic design students get up-close look at workplaces; portfolio show set for April 27

Special to the Viewpoint

April 23, 2019

LINCOLN - Students in the graphic design program at Northeast Community College received a preview of their future careers during a visit to Lincoln recently. The students visited the offices of three organizations in Lincoln, including communications agency Swanson Russell; Firespring, a marketing, print and so...

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Learfield Wire Service

April 18, 2019

LINCOLN --  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is promoting his tax proposal.  The governor's plan would increase the state property tax credit program by 51-million-dollars per year.  The measure would also place a three-percent limit on the spending of property tax proceeds.  Ricketts has also spoken...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaked footage prompts Marvel fans to leave social media

‘Avengers: Endgame’ leaked footage prompts Marvel fans to leave social media

 Nardine Saad

April 16, 2019

Los Angeles Times (TNS) Leaked footage of Marvel’s highly guarded “Avengers: Endgame” has prompted spoiler-averse fans to retreat from social media. The long-awaited superhero film is due in theaters April 26 and has already been breaking box-office presale records. Disney has made painstaking ef...

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