Criminal proceedings underway in prison scandal

 

Nebraska is launching a criminal investigation into a prison sentencing scandal even though the Governor and attorney general says they don't believe any crimes have been committed. Governor

Dave Heineman said state workers are held to the same standards as every other Nebraska.  Hundreds of inmates were released

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GI proposed city budget now available

Nearly $10-million in capital projects, increased funding from a public safety study and increased wages due to Grand Island’s metropolitan status…it’s all included in the proposed budget for the city of Grand Island. City Finance Director Jaye Monter said what’s not included in the $41-million operating budget…is a tax increase. 

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GI street work nearing an end

Work is starting to heat up on a major street improvement in Grand Island. Project Manager Scott Griepenstroh said the Broadwell project has seen its share of unforeseen delays – but the end could be in sight.  Griepenstroh said First Street construction is also nearing an end. He said the

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GI releases proposed city budget

 City Administrator Mary Lou Brown announced the city of Grand Island 2014-2015 proposed budget has been released to the Grand Island City Council and to the public.

Brown stated, “I am proud to present a budget to city council for consideration that accomplishes so much for the future.  The continued

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State mandates burden local governments

As Hall County continues to pick its way through budget issues for the coming year – the focus in part shifts to state government requirements that are unfunded. Hall County Attorney Mark Young said the criminal justice system is a prime example.  Young said state probation pays for most

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School bond education begins in GI

The promotional arm of the upcoming Grand Island Public Schools bond election got their work underway this (Tuesday) morning. The “Vote Yes For Kids” Committee Co-Chair Dave Koubek (Koh’-beck) said the bond should be looked upon as an investment.  Committee Co-Chair Dave Lofgreen (lawf’-gren) said growth in the Grand

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"Stuff the Bus" returns to GI

The Grand Island Public Schools Outreach Program is gearing up for school with its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Coordinator Verna Haberman said it’s the easiest way they can think of for donors to contribute to the success of underprivileged students. Haberman said last year some 300 backpacks were distributed

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Promoting success beyond the uniform at the Nebraska State Fair.

Veteran’s Day at the Nebraska State Fair this year will feature survival of the fittest. CCC Veteran’s and Military Services Director Travis Karr said “The L-Z” will be a great service to veterans and fun for the family as experts will be on hand teaching the secrets to survival.  “Service,

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State Fair brings back Game & Parks

The Nebraska State Fair will welcome back an old friend for the 2014 version of the fair. With the completion of the Nebraska Building – the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will return to welcome fairgoers. Executive Director Joseph McDermott said game and parks plans an in depth display. 

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Grand Island now "The State Fair City"

The “City of Kindness” is also now known as “The State Fair City.” The Grand Island City Council Tuesday night approved a proclamation approving the designation. Mayor Jay Vavricek said the name joins Grand Island with other very proud communities like ”The Christmas City” and ”The 4thof July City”.  With Tuesday night's city

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