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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

July 31, 2018

Below are the Nebraska member exchange stories for the weekend of August 4 and August 5. The stories have moved in advance and will move again on the appropriate days. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact News Editor Scott McFetridge at 515-243-3281.

For use Saturday or thereafter:

EXCHANGE-EXCHANGE-HAVEN HOUSE

WAYNE, Neb. —A nonprofit organization that provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault has opened its new location in Wayne. Haven House Family Services Center now owns its facility and no longer paying rent payments By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 639 words.

EXCHANGE-OMAHA HOTELS

OMAHA, Neb. —The number of hotel rooms in the Omaha area has jumped about 16 percent in the past five years. That’s higher than the 7 percent increase for the U.S. over the same period, according to STR, a data firm that tracks trends in the hospitality industry. By Cindy Gonzalez, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,444 words.

For use Sunday or thereafter:

EXCHANGE-LINCOLN BALLROOM

LINCOLN, Neb. —A downtown Lincoln ballroom is revamped, but some of the facility’s guardrails are missing. The project’s interior designer of the former Lincoln Commercial Club is trying to find the other two guardrails. A single remaining curved balcony railing remains overlooking renovations on the third-floor ballroom. By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 635 words.

EXCHANGE-FIGHTING CRIME TOGETHER

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. —A Nebraska couple, who fights crime, says they love what they do. J.J. Connelly is a Nebraska State Trooper, and his wife, Tish, analyzes and researches data for the office. Tish says their “faith and our humor is what gets us through.” By Tammy Bain, The North Platte Telegraph. SENT IN ADVANCE: 611 words.

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