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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed three tax measures designed to shield residents from looming tax increases.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A vow of poverty by more than 20 elderly nuns isn't enough to qualify for Medicaid in Nebraska.

STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities say the sixth mild earthquake in a week has occurred under central Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sellers of a more than century-old warehouse in downtown Omaha envision turning the former creamery into a mixed-use apartment complex with retail space.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nearly $454,000 federal grant will go to help a University of Nebraska-Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will finish a short, 60-day session dominated by bitter disputes over the state budget, tax policy and social issues, but those battles aren't done yet.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a bill that gives Nebraska a proactive approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's still hopeful lawmakers will advance a tax-cut measure, despite the bill facing heavy criticism from several lawmakers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some people in an Omaha neighborhood are opposing installation of a cellphone tower disguised as a pine tree.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tax package championed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has fallen into limbo after drawing criticism from lawmakers, including some fellow conservatives.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has adopted federal guidelines on avoiding opioids as painkillers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has voiced concerns to the Trump administration about the potential effects of tariffs on Nebraska farmers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's oldest son usually focuses on finding ways for his foundation to help farmers in the developing world or get the most out of the crops he's growing in Illinois.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be hosting a 48-hour cybersecurity "hackathon" this coming weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states has surged again — a sign of continued improvement in regional economic conditions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require Nebraska students to complete a naturalization test is headed to the floor of the Legislature for debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would offer state employees an alternative health care plan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow higher speed limits on many Nebraska highways to a final vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to ensure that the state's tax on Social Security Income changes to compensate for inflation." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" alt="<--break->" src="http://kios.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" data-cke-saved-src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

Senators gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a 36-0 vote. Two additional votes are required before it goes to Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist is dropping his legal challenge to state requirements that impose high hurdles on nonpartisan candidates to appear on the ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bump stocks and other items that can raise the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons are now banned from the city of Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the session ends that would address Nebraska's prison overcrowding and a looming deadline to reduce the inmate population.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two organizations are criticizing new University of Nebraska directives on free speech and draft proposals on campus free speech zones.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Lincoln bicycle owners are changing their riding and parking habits and taking other steps to protect their bikes from thieves.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the session ends that would address Nebraska's prison overcrowding and a looming deadline to reduce the inmate population.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow higher speed limits on Nebraska highways has won first-round approval in the Legislature, but it won't apply to Interstate 80.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a rule change that will make it easier for military spouses to teach in Nebraska if they recently arrived from out of state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is endorsing Bob Evnen for Nebraska Secretary of State.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state official says Nebraska's new academic assessments may eventually reduce the time students spend in state testing and get scores back to districts quicker.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meteorologist Ginger Zee, who reports the weather for ABC News and the network's "Good Morning America," is slated to appear at the Nebraska Science Festival.

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