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    In 1954, the U.S. military built barracks in the then-far northwest corner of the city as part of the Lincoln Air Force Base. Twelve years later, the air base shut down and the barracks eventually became the Air Park Recreation Center.

      In two weeks, cellphones will be kept off and out of sight during class as Lincoln Public Schools implements its new procedures on phone use that are aimed at curbing phone-created distractions and keeping students off social media during school hours.

      When Pete Ricketts turned down millions in federal pandemic aid for Nebraska in 2022, the then-governor argued that the COVID-19 emergency was over and that accepting federal money for things like food assistance, unemployment benefits and rent aid would turn Nebraska into a welfare state.


      Lincoln Public Schools is planning its biggest property tax levy drop in more than 20 years, but Lincoln residents will likely see their property taxes go up under the proposed 2023-2024 budget now being considered by the Board of Education.

      Selling beer at Memorial Stadium during Volleyball Day in August, transferring oversight of Husker Athletics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor to university system President Ted Carter and hiring Rodney Bennett as UNL chancellor grabbed the headlines when the Board of Regent…

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