News http://kios.org en Creighton research looks at impact of kill switch for smartphones http://kios.org/post/creighton-research-looks-impact-kill-switch-smartphones <p>A Creighton researcher says consumers could save millions of dollars every year if a “kill switch” was available for lost or stolen smartphones. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Schubert 45910 at http://kios.org Nebraska joins wildfire compact with nearby states http://kios.org/post/nebraska-joins-wildfire-compact-nearby-states <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:36:12 +0000 Associated Press 45940 at http://kios.org Hearing to consider voting policies in 4 states http://kios.org/post/hearing-consider-voting-policies-4-states <p>IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:33:48 +0000 Associated Press 45939 at http://kios.org US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline http://kios.org/post/us-delays-review-keystone-xl-pipeline <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:17 +0000 Associated Press 45918 at http://kios.org Nebraska jobless rate inches up to 3.7 percent http://kios.org/post/nebraska-jobless-rate-inches-37-percent <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, compared with 3.6 percent in February. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:56:01 +0000 Associated Press 45903 at http://kios.org Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session http://kios.org/post/nebraska-lawmakers-adjourn-2014-session <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have finished their session having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:59:54 +0000 Associated Press 45898 at http://kios.org Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey http://kios.org/post/overall-index-rural-midwest-banker-survey <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:58:39 +0000 Associated Press 45897 at http://kios.org UNO's Community Engagement Center Officially Opens http://kios.org/post/unos-community-engagement-center-officially-opens <p>UNO’s new <a href="http://www.unomaha.edu/community-engagement-center/">Community Engagement Center</a> was completed in March and had its grand opening yesterday.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 45860 at http://kios.org UNO's Community Engagement Center Officially Opens Omaha celebrates Earth Day http://kios.org/post/omaha-celebrates-earth-day <p>Omaha’s annual celebration of Earth Day is this Saturday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Schubert 45843 at http://kios.org Experts say Iowa suspect competent for trial http://kios.org/post/experts-say-iowa-suspect-competent-trial <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — Two psychiatric experts say an 18-year-old suspect is competent to stand trial on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old foster brother in western Iowa's Harrison County. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:22:09 +0000 Associated Press 45845 at http://kios.org