AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:15 pm, NE
AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 3:15 pm, NE
Sep. 09, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
For up-to-the-minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
AROUND THE STATE:
NEBRASKA CAPITOL FOCUS
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers are hunting for new revenue sources to pay for a small-town revitalization program that restores historic buildings, recruits new business and promotes communities to ensure the effort survives amid cuts to much of the state budget. The Nebraska Main Street Network relied for years on regular state funding to help spruce up small and midsized towns, but a tax revenue shortfall cost the nonprofit its share of that money in 2016. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 750 words
SENATOR-MULLING LEAVING GOP
WASHINGTON — Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday that neither his Republican Party nor the Democrats stand for "very much more than being anti" and that's why he often thinks about becoming an independent. "The main thing that the Democrats are for is being anti-Republican and anti-Trump, and the main thing Republicans are for is being anti-Democrat and anti-CNN. And neither of these things are really worth getting out of bed in the morning for," he told CNN's "State of the Union." AP Photo. SENT: 300 words
FREMONT, Neb. —The school district in Palmyra has been unable to convince voters to fund a bond issue for new athletic facilities, but it turns out that doesn't matter — thanks to the kindness a high school principal and mayor showed a young man 80-some years ago. That young man grew up and started a foundation. The Olson Foundation has given the Palmyra and the district $5.4 million for a new football field, a running track, new baseball facility, a renovated softball field, a playground and a walking track.By Tammy Real-McKeighan. SENT IN ADVANCE: 943 words.
OMAHA, Neb. —Fontenelle Elementary School is experimenting with a composting program aiming to cut down on the huge volume of food scraps that end up in landfills. Composting turns organic matter — like certain food scraps, manure, lawn clippings and paper — into a nutrient-rich soil additive that can be used in gardens and at farms. Fontenelle used to fill 24 to 30 bags of trash each day that required a daily dumpster pickup. Now, the school is down to three bags of trash per day. By Erin Duffy, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1170 words.
— GAME PROCESSING WORKSHOP — A workshop on wild game processing has been scheduled for Sept. 24 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.
— PANHANDLE HIGHWAY WORK — Pavement work is scheduled to begin Monday on U.S. Highway 26 in the Nebraska Panhandle.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Colorado beat in-state and border state rivals in succession, will play its next three games at home and has what could be the nation's top passing combination in Steven Montez and Laviska Shenault Jr. Yes, all the vibes around the Buffaloes are positive since they followed their 45-13 season-opening win over Colorado State in Denver with a 33-28 victory at Nebraska on Saturday. The nonconference win was CU's first in Lincoln since 2004 and first in the series since 2007, when the teams were in the Big 12. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. AP Photos NENH128, NENH120, NENH121, NENH125, NENH129. SENT: 550 words
If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477.