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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2018 


The U.S. support of fossil fuels is met with protests and laugher at the UN climate conference. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: we take you to a major city with a look at how segregation impacts life outcomes. Plus, efforts to aid more veteran farmers.

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Personal property used in agriculture production valued up to $100,000 may be exempted from Nebraska<br />personal property taxes under the state's Beginning Veteran Farmer Tax Credit program. (Ken Hawkins/Flickr)

LYONS, Neb. — With the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, champions of Nebraska's Beginning Farmer Tax Credit are hoping to leverage the program's success to open more land to military veterans. Created in 2001, the program offers both landowners and new farmers tax incentives

Immigrants applying for SNAP benefits for their U.S. citizen children do not have to provide agencies with their personal immigration status. (Public Domain Pictures)

OMAHA, Neb. – With a Dec. 10 deadline for public comments just around the corner, immigrants' rights groups say they're hoping Nebraskans will make their voices heard on a proposal by the Trump administration. The "public charge" rule change would make it harder for some people to get green

After a federal court blocked construction, TransCanada says it's still committed to completing the Keystone XL pipeline. (Maureen/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – After a federal district court last week blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, tribal leaders say they will step up efforts to protect sites, including the Ponca Trail of Tears, along the proposed route. The court found that in addition to key environmental violat

Voters who registered with The League of Women Voters' Omaha chapter will receive the last of three texts from the group as a reminder to go to the polls today and the location of their polling place. (Galatas)

OMAHA, Neb. — On Election Day, voting advocates are making a final push to get registered voters to cast ballots. The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, which published a nonpartisan Voters Guide in English and Spanish, is making phone calls and sending texts with specific polling loca

Nebraska's nine-to-five workers can cast their ballots for the midterm elections on Saturday. All ballots must be in no later than Tues., Nov. 6 at 8:00 p.m. (Galatas)

OMAHA, Neb. – As the midterm elections draw near, a group is on the job in Nebraska, making sure that all registered voters will be able to perform their civic duty. Shannon Casey is a community organizer with Civic Nebraska, which has a long-standing partnership with election commissioners

Actor Mark Wahlberg and Director Sean Anders on the set of

OMAHA, Neb. – "Instant Family," a new film starring Mark Wahlberg screening Thursday night in Omaha, helps kick off National Adoption Month by spotlighting the ups and downs of creating a new family through adoption. The movie is based on real events from the life of writer-director Sean And

During Children's Health Month, parents are encouraged to get kids tested for lead levels, test homes for radon, and dress kids in pants and long sleeves to reduce exposure to ticks that can carry Lyme disease. (U.S. Army)

OMAHA, Neb. – October is Children's Health Month, and with the new school year just underway, Nebraska Children's Home Society is encouraging parents, teachers and communities across the state to take steps to improve children’s physical and mental health. Briana Woodside, the society&

After 36 youths escaped from a detention center in Kearney in 2016, just 17 runaways were reported in 2017. So far in 2018, just four people have left the treatment center without permission. (Pxhere)

KEARNEY, Neb. – Momentum is building to install a $2 million fence around a youth detention center in Kearney, but children's advocates are pushing back. Juliet Summers, policy coordinator with Voices for Children in Nebraska, says the state has made a commitment to give young people every o

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