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The Unwelcome Lessons of Job Loss that Brought Clarity As cliche as it sounds, unexpected job loss shaped my outlook for the better. Here are some of the unwelcome lessons of job loss. Yes, you need money to live. Yes, the money adds a convenience factor. Yes, not having an income source meant saying no to friends and my kids more often.

More counties included in state health restrictions Pete Ricketts announced the state’s fourth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure on Sunday, this time for Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties.

Trump Uses Wartime Act But GM Says It's Already Moving Fast Eleven days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn't moving fast enough,.

Warren Buffett Says You Will Be Worth 50 Percent More if You Improve This 1 Human Skill Warren Buffett has shared countless success tips over his life. This one hits close to home for him.

Residents moved from eastern Nebraska assisted living facility over COVID-19 concerns Residents of the Carter House have been temporarily moved to other assisted living facilities after another case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the facility in Washington County. The lastest case involves a woman in her 90s, who the Nebraska Department of Human Services said was connected to the assisted living facility.

Nebraska photographer gives at-home photo shoots to promote staying in An Omaha photographer is conducting photo shoots of people quarantining at home in Douglas County.

Nebraska Basketball: Kansas State series provides great test for program Nebraska fell to Kansas State by a 61-57 score. You would have to go back to 2009 to find a Nebraska win in the series. They beat Kansas State by a 72-59 margin. It's going to be fun seeing these two teams play again. It will be just like the old days.

Nebraska Extends Offer to New Jersey QB for 2022 Class Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco continues to make scholarship offers to 2022 quarterbacks and, on Saturday, went to a school familiar with Husker football. Steve Angeli announced on Twitter he received an offer from NU. Angeli plays for Bergan County Catholic High School, the alma mater of current Husker running back Rahmir Johnson.

K-State and Nebraska renew rivalry on the hardwood - Kansas State has agreed to a three-game men's basketball series with former Big 12 rival Nebraska. The first game will be played December 19, 2020 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The following year will be a road game for the Wildcats at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Two more COVID-19 cases in Lincoln - Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced that two more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln were reported today, bringing the community's total to six. Both new cases are related to travel. LLCHD is now investigating these new cases:.

Kristina Ishmael Kristina Ishmael serves as the senior project manager of the Teaching, Learning, and Tech team for the Education Policy program at New America, which allows her to support states, districts, and educators rethinking the role of instructional materials to create deeper learning opportunities for students.

Wan'Dale Robinson back home, working out at dad's gym With spring football practice on hold, some Nebraska football players are back at home. That includes Wan'Dale Robinson who's back in Kentucky and working out in his dad's gym. Dale Robinson runs GURU Fitness and is currently teaching classes online early in the morning.

Nebraska, Kansas State officially announce three-year basketball series The previously-reported multi-year series between Nebraska and Kansas State basketball was announced by both schools on Sunday. The series will begin next season on December 19th with a neutral-site game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Nebraska will host K-State on December 18th, 2021, and the Huskers go to Manhattan on December 17th, 2022.

Third Alaskan dies of COVID-19; state confirms 12 more cases Sunday A 73-year-old woman died in Anchorage Saturday after she tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. New cases were confirmed in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Eagle River, Ketchikan and North Pole.

Scotts Bluff County confirms first COVID-19 case, Douglas County confirms 9 additional Lincoln officials confirmed Sunday two more people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Commissioners to discuss tourism brochures, tighter health restrictions The economy might be shut down, but tourism efforts go on.

More Nebraska counties under a Directed Health Measure Sunday morning, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the state's fourth COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure. It includes Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton counties and will be in effect until May 6th, unless renewed. Related Content: Ricketts announces Nebraska's first directed health measure for coronavirus.

Four Nebraska counties added to new health measure to combat coronavirus The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has issued the state's fourth Directed Health Measure to combat the spread of coronavirus. The new DHM includes Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton counties, and will be in effect until May 6. Directed Health Measure gives law enforcement the power to enforce limits on public gatherings.

SUNDAY COVID-19 UPDATES: 1 death, 38 more cases in Iowa Below is a review of Sunday's local, state, and national developments in the COVID-19 outbreak. 11:55 a.m. The Iowa Department of Public Health was notified Sunday there are 38 additional cases of Iowans with COVID-19. One man aged 61 to 80, died Saturday night in Linn County.

Four Nebraska counties added to COVID-19 health measure Pete Ricketts announced Saturday the state's fourth COVID-19 directed health measure will include Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton Counties until May 6. RELATED: More coverage - Global cases - Metro cases. The DHM imposes limits on public gatherings.

Jake Tapper to Nebraska Gov. Pete Rickett. Does your state think this is a hoax? - CNN Video CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with Gov. Pete Ricketts about Nebraska's battle with the coronavirus outbreak as well as President Trump's response to the pandemic.

QB Haarberg keeps hearing from many coaches, including Nebraska That's kind of sped up the process a little bit, but also not being able to throw has kind of slowed it down." Even in these weird times, this unprecedented situation has actually been working out quite well on the recruiting front for Haarberg, who has had new contacts tracking him every day.

Mnuchin: Stimulus Money Should Hit Within 3 Weeks - As the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told "Face the Nation" Sunday that Americans should be receiving $1,200 stimulus money within the next three weeks.

WATCH: Douglas County Health Center provides update after residents test positive for COVID-19 Two long term care residents of the Douglas County Health center have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from health center officials. According to the release, the residents are currently in isolation in their own rooms. Both residents are being monitored and are in stable condition, the health center said.

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