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Zach Hammack


Location icon United States of America

Zach Hammack is copy editor at the Beatrice Daily Sun. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism.

Zach was a breaking news and features reporter for UNL's student newspaper for two years. In 2017, Zach worked as a reporting intern for the Journal Star, covering crime and writing features on a wide variety of topics from political protests to faith and religion. His work has been featured in other news outlets, including the Omaha World-Herald and the Associated Press.

Hundreds protest in Lincoln on the eve of Keystone XL pipeline hearings

Over 500 protesters from across the country converged outside the state Capitol and onto downtown streets Sunday afternoon in response to TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The protest comes on the eve of week-long proceedings in front of the Nebraska Public Service Commission where local landowners, TransCanada representatives, Native American tribal leaders and others will present testimony on whether or not the pipeline serves the public interest.

Beatrice Daily Sun
Sen. Fischer talks trade war, re-election campaign in sit-down interview

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer said she was "concerned" about America's escalating trade tensions with China during a sit-down interview with the Daily Sun on Thursday, in which the senator discussed a variety of issues ahead of November's general election. Nebraska's senior U.S.
After years of chasing leads, Iowa man reunites with half-sister in Lincoln

After all the DNA testing, the digging through family records, the phone calls and emails to strangers, John Stewart always hoped the hard work would eventually pay off. That the research would lead the Iowa pastor and computer technician to a relative he could embrace and talk to face-to-face.
Expatriate community brings cricket to Lincoln

All was quiet in the grassy, circular field tucked away in a corner of Air Park, except for the occasional plane or helicopter that would buzz softly in the distance. Fielders, some dressed in all white, were waiting for a game to start.
'Like a brotherhood': Diverse group of friends, volunteers unite to pull together Cristo Rey's...

They each show up with their own skills, and their own story. From around the world - countries such as Ecuador, Spain, Peru and Mexico. For a week in December, a group of friends and volunteers at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Lincoln are only concerned with one story - one of the most well-known of all - the birth of Jesus Christ in a lowly Bethlehem manger.
Old West enthusiasts relive cowboy glory days in monthly shootouts

The stampede came out of nowhere. A whole herd of bison, headed toward a wagon train stopped to pick up supplies. But the cowboys were ready. Armed with pistols, rifles and shotguns, they moved with a marksman's grace, dropping a few of the charging bison and scaring off the rest.

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