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'Bittersweet' — Twin sailors, Lincoln boys returning 78 years after Pearl Harbor

Rudolph and Leo Blitz were due for a leave from the USS Oklahoma in December 1941. The identical twins had already spent more than three years in the Navy, their father signing their enlistment papers at Lincoln’s recruiting station because they were still underage, 17 at the time.

Redistricting ruling could prompt Nebraska ballot initiative

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision to stand aside on the question of partisan legislative redistricting conceivably could impact upcoming decisions in the Nebraska Legislature that determine the division of rural-urban power and prompt a 2020 ballot initiative.

Charges against a North Platte CBD seller continue questions about legality of the drug

Across Lincoln, and across the state, shops and stores selling CBD products continue to pop up as customers learn more about the products and they gain supporters. 


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Cindy Lange-Kubick: An old man, a young boy and a whole bunch of bluebirds

BLUE SPRINGS — The early week rain has gone but the wind has remained, bringing a chill to this sunny morning on the Chief Standing Bear trail, where an old man and a young boy prepare to perform their weekly service to the bluebird.

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Nebraska Mother of the Year, giving back through her grief

When the mail arrived and she saw the envelope — To the Parents of Spencer Konecky — the mother paused.

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