GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It's frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest developments in Nebraska politics and sports. When floods devastated huge swaths of Nebraska this year, Johnson struggled to keep tabs on what was happening. "If we actually had local news, we would watch it," she said. "But all we get is Colorado drug busts and stories about who got murdered in Denver. It has nothing to do with us." Johnson is among an estimated 870,000 households nationwide that receive at least one distant network affiliate's feed from their
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