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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - NE: Livable Wages/Working Families

Accessing financial resources and land are among the challenges faced by beginning farmers. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Military veterans in Nebraska who are new to farming, or just interested in finding out about it, have an opportunity this week to see how others have turned their military skills into a career in agriculture. The Answering the Call conference on Thursday in Seward offers an

Will Nebraska school children pay the price in the state's budget negotiations? (kakisky/Morguefile)

This is the fifth in a series of reports that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? LINCOLN, Neb. – Schools and educators in Nebraska are troubled by tax cut talk as budget negotiations continue at the state house. Over the past several y

Critics contend a freeze on child care subsidies in Nebraska would hinder the future academic success of vulnerable children. (Pixabay)

This is the third in a series of reports that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? Note: From time to time we are able to provide Spanish versions of our stories, sent separately. This is one of those stories. Please advise if you would like to

La campaña de los opositores para congelar los subsidios a la atención infantil en Nebraska dificultaría el éxito académico de los niños vulnerables. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Los defensores de los niños dicen que tapar el vacío presupuestal de Nebraska no debiera hacerse en perjuicio de los niños y las familias de bajos ingresos. Siguiendo con nuestra serie acerca del presupuesto estatal, este lunes revisamos un nuevo plan que busca c

Some analysts say a proposed income tax cut only would benefit wealthy Nebraskans. (401(k) 2012/Flickr)

This is the first in a series of reports over the next several Mondays that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers came into the session faced with a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, and while proposed income

Three out of four Nebraskans in an AARP survey approved of capping payday lenders' interest rates at 36 percent. (cohdra/morguefile)

LINCOLN, Neb. – State lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would beef up consumer protections in the payday-lending industry. While current Nebraska law allows payday lenders to charge borrowers up to 461 percent annual interest, Legislative Bill 194 would put a 36-percent cap on

Nebraska lawmakers will consider a measure that caps interest rates on payday loans at 36 percent.<br />(Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – There's a new effort in Nebraska to break the cycle of debt that can trap borrowers in payday loans. Senators Lou Ann Linehan and Tony Vargas introduced legislation (LB 194) on Tuesday that aligns payday loans more closely with a traditional loan structure. Vargas says folks

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