nebraska 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 American Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed http://kios.org/post/american-red-cross-says-blood-donations-urgently-needed <p>The American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50713 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 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 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 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 Dangerous heat expected in Nebraska and Iowa http://kios.org/post/dangerous-heat-expected-nebraska-and-iowa <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in Nebraska and Iowa, so forecasters are urging people to take precautions. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:29 +0000 Associated Press 50519 at http://kios.org Small business loans on the rise in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/small-business-loans-rise-nebraska <p>The Small Business Administration says loans to small businesses in Nebraska are up almost 13 percent from last year. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:56 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50518 at http://kios.org Nebraska jobless rate drops to 3.5 percent in June http://kios.org/post/nebraska-jobless-rate-drops-35-percent-june <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in June. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:11 +0000 Associated Press 50413 at http://kios.org