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      NET News: At This Shooting Match, Old West Aficionados Play Cowboy


      Cowboy action shooting is a brand of target shooting with historically accurate guns and costumes. And there’s yet another dose of theater: In each round, the shooters play out a movie scene.


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      NET News: Big proposal on property tax has some seeing big problems


      A big proposal to reduce property taxes has some critics predicting big problems. But supporters say they'll take it to the people if the Legislature won't act.


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      NET News: More Nebraska College Students Choosing Political Science Majors


      The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeing the largest numbers of political science majors since 2011. One professor says the 2016 presidential election is a big reason why.


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      NET News: Fire-Damaged Omaha Mural Ready to Return Home


      A 65-year-old mural damaged in a fire at the Sons of Italy Hall in Omaha earlier this year will look a lot better when it’s returned to its home in 2018. The painting has gotten some much-needed care from an art restoration expert and will once again be the centerpiece of the building when renovatio...


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      NET News: DACA: “Dreamers” worried, NE Congressional delegation comments


      In September President Trump announced an end to the controversial Obama-era DACA program. It provides deportation protection and other benefits to thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, including more than 3,000 in Nebraska. We talked with members of Nebraska’s...


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      NET News: Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In U.S.


      Large farm groups say the shortage of farm labor in the U.S. is at crisis levels. A proposal working through Congress would increase the number of immigrant workers at a time when anti-immigrant sentiments are running high.


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      NET News: Planning for Lincoln's Future Water Supply


      The last time the city of Lincoln faced serious water restrictions was the record-setting hot and dry year of 2012. With more drought likely in Nebraska’s future, how is the capitol city planning to handle future water shortages and sustain the city’s thirst past the middle of this century?


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      NET News: Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t


      In the hopes of not repeating a problematic year for soybean crops, farmers across the U.S. are deciding how best to protect their crops and their livelihood next year from drift damage caused by the weed killer dicamba.


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      NET News: Struggle continues to hire and retain Nebraska prison workers


      As Nebraska state prison officials scramble to keep its employees on the job and recruit new ones, the state legislature will be advancing proposals to increase pay. The Department of Corrections is expressing some doubts about whether that will help solve the problem.


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      NET News: Project to augment Republican River water upsets some neighbors


      A project to augment Republican River water by transferring water formerly used for irrigation is upsetting some of its neighbors in Lincoln County


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