LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have given first-round approval to legislation that would expand the protections for young people who are forced into the sex trade. It would offer an affirmative legal defense for human trafficking victims charged with prostitution and provide immunity to minors who could otherwise face charges.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A proposed work-subsidy program aimed at Nebraskans who qualify for welfare has gotten second-round approval in the Legislature and is headed to a final vote. The measure would create a pilot program to subsidize employment for parents or young people who make as much as 200% of the federal poverty level.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities are looking for the vandals who have ruined Beatrice High School's $2.3 million football field. School officials and police say several large bags of birdseed were spread over the artificial turf field sometime last weekend. Officials say it can't be removed without pulling up the rubber that supports the turf.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's homecoming game against Illinois on October 5th will kick off at 11 a.m. The Big Ten announced the start time yesterday and says television coverage will be announced later. This will be Nebraska's first game against Illinois since 1986.
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