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Cheerleader injury rates rising 0

Cheerleader injury rates rising

Young all-star cheerleaders at Nebraska Cheer Center practice their routine. Cheerleading accounts for two-thirds of all catastrophic injuries for high school girls, often resulting from high-flying stunts. Anna Reed, NewsNetNebraska Pom-poms and pleated skirts...

Chambers wins in landslide, returns to Legislature 0

Chambers wins in landslide, returns to Legislature

State Sen. Ernie Chambers took the vote in North Omaha’s District 11 on Election night with more than 67 percent of the vote in precincts. Chambers returns to office following a term-limit which stopped...

Kerrey concedes to Fischer in Nebraska U.S. Senate race 0

Kerrey concedes to Fischer in Nebraska U.S. Senate race

Story by Christina Condreay with help from Michael Sholes and Emily Younger | NewsNetNebraska Bob Kerrey has conceded the hotly contested U.S. Senate race to Deb Fischer, and a victorious Fischer took the stage...

Ballot issues bring mixed results 0

Ballot issues bring mixed results

With a majority of the precincts recorded in Nebraska, it looks like state senator salaries and term limits will remain the same. Misdemeanors while in pursuit of office could now lead to impeachment and...

First-time Lincoln voters pleased with election 0

First-time Lincoln voters pleased with election

By Ben Kreimer for NewsNetNebraska The votes haven’t all been counted, but Aras Shakir, a first-time voter, already knows who will win the presidency. “I’m certain Obama is going to win,” 20-year-old Shakir said...

More Nebraska voters opting for independent status 0

More Nebraska voters opting for independent status

By Kelsey Newman, NewsNetNebraska The phenomenon of the rising number of political independents is a nationwide trend, and experts think it may continue. Nebraska is no exception. This year, about 19 percent of active...

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Nebraska senators play a significant role

Story by Emily Younger, NewsNetNebraska Nebraska State Senator Ken Schilz speaks during the 2011 legislative session. Photo: Nebraska Legislature Nebraska native Neleigh Frandsen considers herself to be fairly knowledgeable when it comes to state...