Associated Press http://kios.org en Experts: Nebraska should look deeper at incentives http://kios.org/post/experts-nebraska-should-look-deeper-incentives <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;"><p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two tax policy experts say Nebraska needs to look beyond jobs and wages when studying whether the state's tax incentives actually work.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:17:29 +0000 Associated Press 50728 at http://kios.org Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds http://kios.org/post/insurers-owe-nebraskans-more-15m-refunds <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:07 +0000 Associated Press 50716 at http://kios.org Drivers repeatedly slam into Council Bluffs bridge http://kios.org/post/drivers-repeatedly-slam-council-bluffs-bridge <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A low bridge in Council Bluffs is proving challenging to motorists. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Associated Press 50705 at http://kios.org Nebraska group forms to develop state workforce http://kios.org/post/nebraska-group-forms-develop-state-workforce <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new group has formed to connect Nebraska educators with the state's business community. The goal: Better prepare the state's students for their careers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:09:44 +0000 Associated Press 50704 at http://kios.org Omaha creates land bank for vacant property http://kios.org/post/omaha-creates-land-bank-vacant-property <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha has created a municipal land bank to help clean up vacant and dilapidated houses. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 50646 at http://kios.org Nebraska education officials scrap test scores http://kios.org/post/nebraska-education-officials-scrap-test-scores <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:03:52 +0000 Associated Press 50645 at http://kios.org Utilities get more time to gauge flood risks http://kios.org/post/utilities-get-more-time-gauge-flood-risks <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators have given Nebraska's two biggest utilities more time to evaluate flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:45:24 +0000 Associated Press 50576 at http://kios.org Omaha police investigate Sunday night shooting http://kios.org/post/omaha-police-investigate-sunday-night-shooting <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death in an apartment Sunday night. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:13:08 +0000 Associated Press 50574 at http://kios.org Investigators say overloaded bins caused collapse of Omaha plant http://kios.org/post/investigators-say-overloaded-bins-caused-collapse-omaha-plant <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal investigators say overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer's plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:47 +0000 Associated Press 50525 at http://kios.org University of Nebraska wants 5 pct increase in aid http://kios.org/post/university-nebraska-wants-5-pct-increase-aid <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska plans to ask lawmakers to approve a 5 percent increase in state aid next year to help pay for key initiatives. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:50:07 +0000 Associated Press 50520 at http://kios.org