nebraska http://kios.org en Lawsuit targets Nebraska horse racing measure http://kios.org/post/lawsuit-targets-nebraska-horse-racing-measure <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska anti-gambling group has filed a lawsuit to keep off the November ballot a measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races shown on machines that resemble casino slots. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:39:59 +0000 Associated Press 50928 at http://kios.org Chikungunya case confirmed in Douglas County http://kios.org/post/chikungunya-case-confirmed-douglas-county <p>Douglas County has its first confirmed case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:09:42 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50412 at http://kios.org Report gives Nebraska passing grades for its small business climate http://kios.org/post/report-gives-nebraska-passing-grades-its-small-business-climate <p>Nebraska gets a B+ when it comes to an overall climate of friendliness for small businesses.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49380 at http://kios.org Nearly 1,000 Iowa, Nebraska VA requests not scheduled http://kios.org/post/nearly-1000-iowa-nebraska-va-requests-not-scheduled <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Iowa or Nebraska over the last decade, but have not yet been seen. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:46:24 +0000 Associated Press 48472 at http://kios.org Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case http://kios.org/post/court-hears-arguments-same-sex-divorce-case <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The case of a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner after legally marrying in Iowa is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Thu, 29 May 2014 13:01:40 +0000 Associated Press 47923 at http://kios.org Group will push for Nebraska minimum wage increase http://kios.org/post/group-will-push-nebraska-minimum-wage-increase <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are planning to gather signatures for a November ballot measure that would raise it to $9 an hour by 2016. Thu, 15 May 2014 12:57:58 +0000 Associated Press 47209 at http://kios.org Democratic leader blocks Senate vote on Keystone http://kios.org/post/democratic-leader-blocks-senate-vote-keystone <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:04:13 +0000 Associated Press 46872 at http://kios.org Heineman signs Neb. water sustainability bill http://kios.org/post/heineman-signs-neb-water-sustainability-bill <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill designed to help Nebraska prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:49:16 +0000 Associated Press 45840 at http://kios.org Medicaid backers turn to those who didn't qualify http://kios.org/post/medicaid-backers-turn-those-who-didnt-qualify <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a year after lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, supporters are turning to a new group of allies: Low-income people who now realize that don't quality for coverage. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:14:34 +0000 Associated Press 42073 at http://kios.org Nebraska to nearly triple wind energy capacity by 2015 http://kios.org/post/nebraska-nearly-triple-wind-energy-capacity-2015 <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A series of new projects will nearly triple Nebraska's wind energy capacity by the end of 2015. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:17:29 +0000 Associated Press 38856 at http://kios.org