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Gering waits for approval of pathway to Scotts Bluff National Monument

GERING — Local officials are still waiting to hear from the federal government on a proposed biking/hiking pathway that would run fr… Read more

Scottsbluff approves LB 840 funds for balloon festival

SCOTTSBLUFF — The tourism provision of LB 840 funding allowed the City of Scottsbluff to help out with the U.S. National Hot Air Bal… Read more

Gering faces budget shortfall for new year

GERING — With the upcoming city budget, Gering residents could possibly see something they haven’t in the past four or five years — … Read more

Local Sports

WNCC volleyball team entering season with plenty of motivation

The Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team heads into this season with plenty of motivation. Read more

Gering golfers to face stiff competition in season opener

Welcoming back nearly its entire squad that finished runner-up at the Class B state tournament a year ago, expectations for continue… Read more

Regional/Statewide

Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled

A pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said Wednesday he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern Califo… Read more

Watchdog warns of 'alarming' conditions in Nebraska prison

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's largest prison faces "alarming" conditions driven by staffing shortages, record overtime and inmates… Read more

Nation/World

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing 'strong economy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed cour… Read more

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first… Read more