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State track: Friday's boys track results

Brett Kitrell, Ashland-Greenwood, 50-4; 8 ...
Adams Central. 100: Stephen Conner, Nebraska City, :10.94; Foxall, Blair; Dickerson, Chadron, Hopkins, Boys Town; Rogers, Holdrege; Mumby, Mount Michael Glandt, Seward; Wagner, Seward. 400: Grinsvalds, Douglas ...

Nebraska National Guard chief of staff to speak at Memorial Day program

ASHLAND – Col. Brett W. Andersen, Chief of Staff for the Nebraska Army National Guard, will be the featured speaker at the Memorial Day service to be held on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Memorial Circle at Ashland Cemetery. As chief of staff, Anderson ...

Plattsmouth golfers compete in district meet

Beatrice 324, Gretna 364, Waverly 368, Syracuse 396, Platteview 405, Norris 409, Wahoo/Raymond Central 412, Nebraska City 423, Plattsmouth 453, Ashland-Greenwood 458, Falls City 482, Auburn 528.

Old Scam With Threatening New Twist

Wendy Maloney asks,"Is this Omaha Public Power District? Caller, "Yes mam" That's a lie, but the caller told Wendy she needed to get $1,500 cash and travel to an address in Ashland, Nebraska to pay an overdue OPPD bill. Wendy Maloney said, "I felt like as ...

Gillispie, Folsom shine at SWC district

TEAM SCORES — Marist 188, Ashland 125, Crater 107.5, Churchill 91.5, Eagle Point 74, North Eugene 53, Springfield 20.. 100 — 1, Andrew Allred, NE, 11.30; 2, Andrew Campos, Chu, 11.40; 3, Trevor Coleman, Mar, 11.52. 200 — 1, Dustin Jones, Mar ...

12th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Fun Run & Walk

Wear Yellow Nebraska will be hosting the 12th Annual Wear Yellow Ride, Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 W Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003. The event aims to raise funds and awareness for Wear Yellow ...

McCook draws attention as top 'beautiful town'

It joined Nebraska City, Red Cloud, Scottsbluff, Aurora, Seward, Chadron, Papillion, Valentine and Ashland in receiving the designation. Writer Helen Armitage described McCook thusly: "Located in the rolling hills of southwest Nebraska, McCook was founded ...

Strategic Air & Space Museum in eastern Nebraska to get new name with 'SAC' reference

ASHLAND, Nebraska — For years, the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland has been known simply as "the SAC museum." Later this year, the museum's name will officially include a direct reference to the Strategic Air Command, the Air Force unit that ...

MathAlive! comes to the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska

ASHLAND, Neb., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MathAlive ...
To better serve the community, the museum has recently established a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and ...

Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Nebraska is 'modern nature'

There is so much to do at Mahoney State Park no matter what time of year it is. From horseback riding to miniature golf and the wave pool there is something to please everyone. The only precaution is some of the facilities are outdoors and only and open ...

Man Charged with Murder in Baby Death

ASHLAND — Authorities in Schuylkill County filed charges Friday against a man in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl in December. Joseph Brennan, 29, of Ashland was arraigned on third deg…

Nice Up in Chico and doing a Take Over in Ashland, OR!

Another Property Sold in Ashland, MA

Ashland, MA: This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $255,000. This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Jodi Johnson …

The Most Dangerous Room in Your Home

If you were to guess which area in your home poses the most safety hazards, what would be your answer?  The kitchen?  The basement? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every …

Roundup: Madison’s Russell records GW hit over Ashland

File photo SOFTBALL MADISON 3, ASHLAND 2 Ashland 000 100 1 — 2 6 2 Madison 000 100 2 — 3 7 0 WP: Makenzie Mullins (2 S…

UFO Sighting in Ashland City, Tennessee on October 5th 2013 - Fuzzy pale orange sphere flying fast...

Traveling in my vehicle on a back road when I observed a light...
Pale orange.. Traveling rapidly...
From my right to my left...
Directly in front of me...
Steady illumination...
No sound all of a sud…

Heart Nectar Healing Circles with Teja Shankara, CHt, at The Haven in Ashland, Oregon

For a taste of the hypnotic experience, please attend my healing circles at The Haven in Ashland, Oregon! Third Tuesday of each month, 5:00-7:00pm, just $5 We chant mantras to harmonize the chakras,…

Another Property Sold in Ashland, MA

Ashland, MA: This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $232,900. This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Matt Gamache –…

One Weekend in Ashland – Doing a Lot for a Little Less

If you are visiting Ashland for the first time or are even a local Southern Oregonian going for a visit, deciding what to do, where to stay and where to eat can be quite overwhelming.  There are so ma…

Truck Bursts Into Flames After Hitting Pole In Ashland

ASHLAND (CBS) — A truck crashed into a pole in Ashland Monday afternoon and burst into flames, sending thick black smoke high into the air. The truck driver sustained only minor injuries. Ashland po…


Fighting against human trafficking in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



The situation of health coverage in in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


Protect Your Business in ASHLAND NEBRASKA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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