News en Creighton research looks at impact of kill switch for 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 Nebraska joins wildfire compact with 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 Hearing to consider voting policies in 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 US delays review of 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 Nebraska jobless rate inches up to 3.7 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 Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 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 Overall index up in 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 UNO's Community Engagement Center Officially Opens <p>UNO’s new <a href="">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 UNO's Community Engagement Center Officially Opens 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 Experts say Iowa suspect competent for 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