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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2 pm, NE

December 29, 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 omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OMAHA _ Nebraska officials are taking steps to improve the state’s education testing scores, starting by adopting new, more rigorous standards. SENT: 340 words by the Omaha World-Herald.

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DESOTO CLOSURE _ The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge visitor center will close for New Year’s Day.

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BKC--SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Nebraska closes nonconference play with a game against Division II Southwest Minnesota State. Cornhuskers coach Tim Miles was the Mustangs’ head coach from 1997-2001. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game started at 1 p.m.

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