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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 2:55 pm, NE

August 4, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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LINCOLN — University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists want to install 10 seismometers to study what geologists call an earthquake swarm in central Nebraska. SENT: 300 words.


UNDATED — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday reported a $12 billion second-quarter profit. By Economics Writer Josh Boak. SENT: 250 words.



OMAHA — They’re being built tall, small. In an office high-rise, by a mall. They target all types: urban, suburban, history buffs, those who want to stay buff. By Cindy Gonzalez, Omaha World-Herald. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.


WAYNE — Timing, as it is sometimes said, is everything. So what better way to celebrate an organization’s 40th year than to fulfill a dream that’s existed much of that same at time. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 600 words, photo.


— UNL-ENGINEERING COLLEGE — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a more than $75 million renovation to the Lincoln campus’ aging college of engineering buildings.

— MEDICAL RESEARCH-RECORD FUNDING — Officials say University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers have brought in a record $135.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2018.

— TAX-FREE SHOPPING-IOWA — Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday is wrapping up as people across the state — and plenty from neighboring states like Nebraska and Missouri — scramble to get their back-to-school shopping done.


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