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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1:30 pm, NE

December 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



LINCOLN _ Marshall Prichard said keeping the doors open at the Lincoln Indian Center is like flying an airplane while trying to fix it at the same time. SENT: 430 words.


SOUTH BELTWAY _ Design work is finished for an 11-mile, four-lane expressway south of Lincoln that’s designed to divert truck traffic away from a heavily traveled city highway.

MOTOR FUELS TAX _ Nebraska’s motor fuel tax is slated to rise from 28 cents per gallon to 29.6 cents, a rate that will be in effect from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2019.

DEER MEAT PROGRAM _ A Nebraska program that provides ground venison to Nebraska residents in need will be able to accept an additional 100 deer because of several donations.

SHUTDOWN-NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT _ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ administration is warning state agencies to brace for the impact of the partial federal government shutdown.



LINCOLN, Neb. _ No. 25 Nebraska plays a Cal State Fullerton team that has just one win against Division I competition. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos, after 2 p.m. EST start.


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