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“This is ginormous. It moves the zoo to a whole new level of conservation, education and experiences for our guests.” – John Chapo, president and CEO of Lincoln Children’s Zoo, on the announcement that two Sumatran tigers are set to arrive this fall.

“Kooky 18th-century protectionism will jack up prices on American families.” – Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, in response to President Donald Trump announced a plan to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

“My kid goes to high school right now. I don’t have 20 years to wait. I don’t have five years to wait. I trust my kids to you. You have a job to protect my children.” – Lincoln attorney Korey Reiman, speaking to the Lincoln Board of Education on the need to improve security measures.

“I have a to-don’t list. To don’t: Look at Twitter. To don’t: Look at the brackets. To don’t: Look at the seed list. I’ll stay away from my phone, so, if you text me, I’m probably not getting back to you.” – Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles after a Big Ten tournament loss hurt the team’s NCAA Tournament chances.

“It’s one of the biggest shows out on tour right now, and it’s coming to Lincoln. … To be on the list on the first arena section of their tour is a real nod to Lincoln being a major market for concerts.” – SMG-Lincoln General Manager Tom Lorenz on the announcement Metallica will play its first-ever Lincoln show at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sept. 6.

“I think we have to be careful and prudent about how we treat this. I’m very much focused into rebuilding that rainy day fund.” – Gering Sen. John Stinner, chair of the Appropriations Committee, on an improved revenue forecast for the state.

“A lot of times, a team becomes a reflection of their coach, and I think a lot of what you see out there this year – playing together, playing hard, diving after loose balls, whatever it may be – is a reflection of who she is and what she’s instilled in us.” – Nebraska women’s basketball player Emily Wood on her coach, Amy Williams, being named the Big Ten coach of the year.

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