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Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close

Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close Top Picture: Nebraska Senators Patty Pansing Brooks and Tom Brewer embrace after sharing the news of the Whiteclay beer stores’ license revocation with colleagues on the legislative floor at the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday. Photo by Calla Kessler. Lower Picture: Judi gaiashkibos, NCIA Executive Director, talks with attorney Dave Domina from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission meeting on Wednesday The flow of beer in Whiteclay must stop, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission ordered Wednesday, an unprecedented move that sets the stage for a major court battle. Commissioners voted 3-0 to deny licenses to...

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Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska’s Native American past

Standing Bear trial re-enactment commemorates Nebraska's Native American past The re-enactment of the United States ex rel. Standing Bear v. Crook trial, which originally took place in Omaha, concluded that Native Americans were persons. It was part of a sesquicentennial event called “NE 150: Diverse Origins,” sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs at the Capitol on Saturday.   Hundreds of scouts from across Nebraska came to the Capitol for the...

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Come see Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear Statue will be on display at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center (228 N 21st St, Lincoln, NE 68503), public viewing hours 1pm- 4pm. You can meet Sculptor Ben Victor, while he works on this work of art. For groups larger than 10 or visits outside of public viewing hours, please contact Whitney Speer at 402-471-3475 or Whitney.Speer@nebraska.gov.   Watch the story KLKN TV did of the press release on March...

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ONE STATE ONE BOOK

An initiative by the Nebraska 150 Celebration to provide a copy of “Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve for every fifth grader in the state. The book will be accompanied by a specially developed curriculum for teachers.   Nebraska’s Educational Service Units (ESUs) have graciously agreed to assist with distribution of the books to public and private schools throughout that state. The materials will be delivered to ESUs statewide in July 2017. Additional information will be provided to educators about how to retrieve their books from their local ESU in the coming...

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