This year’s Polar Plunge event was rescheduled due to safety concerns from this week’s snow fall. The past few days, Scottsbluff received several inches of snow, and has made it difficult for outdoor activities to take place.
State health officials said that it’s not unusual for there to be some child deaths during a normal flu season but they have been rare in Nebraska. Nationally, 34 children have died from flu this season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Winter Storm Warning is in place through Friday morning. Light snow will fall throughout the morning with additional accumulations mainly along and north of I-80. A few inches of additional snow will be possible through the day. Other risks include gusty winds causing blowing and drifting snow, making rough road conditions across the state.
President Donald Trump and his administration announced on Wednesday of plans to revoke former President Barack Obama’s guidelines on transgender bathrooms. Local activists in the Nebraska Panhandle are concerned about the decision made this week, and say this could lead to violence against transgender youth.
Lawmakers are cooking up a new farm bill. The wide ranging agriculture legislation is crucial for farmers across the United States, so senators in charge of crafting the bill are headed out into the field.
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