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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 4 pm, NE

March 10, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

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LINCOLN, Neb. _ Nebraska has long been one of the few states without a “revenge porn” law, but new proposals being considered by lawmakers would end that status and make it easier to file charges against people who post pornographic images of others online without their permission. Although prosecutors might have been able to find ways to file charges for posting such images under current law, Nebraska is among seven states that have not directly addressed the issue, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a national nonprofit that tracks the issue in state legislatures. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 600 words



SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. _ A small, white building in Scottsbluff holds the history and stories of generations of local Japanese-Americans. The Japanese Hall is home to these memories in the valley. Vickie Sakurada Schaepler, a Sansei, or third-generation Japanese, is working to not only preserve the history, but the very building in which so many memories were made. By Irene North, The Scottsbluff Star-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 789 words.


NORFOLK, Neb. _ Ron Harmon, owner of Extreme Bowstrings in Norfolk, said he started “playing with strings in 2002.” By 2004, Harmon said he started getting good enough at making bowstrings in his Norfolk home that he was selling a few here and there. By 2006, he launched his website through the help of his brother-in-law. Bowstrings, Harmon said, are made to order, with customers selecting material, color and length. Harmon said they have made strings for archery enthusiasts with PVC pipe bows, youth bows, bows made from sticks, and others. By Grace Petersen, Norfolk Daily News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 646 words.


HANDWRITING CONTEST _ KEARNEY, Neb. _ The entry deadline is March 31 for this year’s Nebraska Handwriting Contest.

POND WINTERKILL _ LINCOLN, Neb. _ Pond owners are being advised to check for winterkill after the ice is gone.



LINCOLN, Neb. _ Iowa, which has lost three straight games by an average of 18 points, closes the regular season against a Nebraska team that has dropped 11 of its last 13. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery returns after a two-game suspension. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 2 p.m. EST.


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