Journalist with Ebola Arrives at Nebraska Hospital
Monday, 06 October 2014 13:26
An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated.
The ambulance carrying 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo pulled up to a receiving bay at the Nebraska Medical Center’s on Monday. The area isn’t visible from the street, but the driver was wearing head-to-toe protective gear as the ambulance drove past.
Mukpo will be treated in the hospital’s specialized isolation unit.
He is the fifth American to return to the United States for treatment since the start of the latest Ebola outbreak, which the World Health Organization estimates has killed more than 3,400 people.
Meanwhile, a Liberian man with Ebola who started showing symptoms while visiting the U.S. is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
Nebraska drops taxes on farm equipment parts
Monday, 06 October 2014 13:21
Nebraska farmers and ranchers who want to fix some of their equipment will be able to save a little money, now that the state has dropped its sale and use tax on repair and replacement parts.
The state last week dropped the taxes it had been charging on repair and replacement parts for agricultural machinery and equipment that qualify. The change was prompted by legislation the Legislature passed earlier this year. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Annette Dubas, of Fullerton.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau has cited estimates that the state's farmers and ranchers collectively will save between $9 million and $10 million a year.