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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would lift Nebraska's ban on religious garb worn by teachers in classrooms has won initial approval from lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are questioning a proposal that would raise Nebraska's state sales tax and steer the extra revenue into tax credits for low-income residents and property owners.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are again considering a bill that aims to protect gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — At least three students have been injured in a collision between a school bus and a pickup truck near the front of a school in southwest Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to reduce property taxes in this year's legislative session is gaining new support in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a Papillion man who says he was unlawfully detained and wrongly treated as an illegal immigrant by Sarpy County officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are weighing new regulations on payday loans or allowing payday lenders to offer larger loans with high interest rates.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for a lead and copper mining company's lawsuit against Union Pacific over lead pollution to move forward.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett plans to release his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A partnership between the city of Omaha and the Empowerment Network hopes to have jobs for a record number of teenagers this summer to teach life and employment skills.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents with major or multiple felony drug convictions could qualify for federal food assistance under a bill that would repeal the state's current ban.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers like to ridicule Washington for its gridlock and partisan bickering. They often insist that East Coast politicians should learn the "Nebraska way" of finding pragmatic, common-sense solutions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved more than $137 million in cuts from the state budget in the fiscal year that runs through June 30.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company nearly quadrupled its investment in Apple to over 57 million shares during the last three months of last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has proposed adding two additional members to a commission that regulates railroads, landline telephones and pipelines.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants anglers to check the thickness of the ice before venturing out to catch a few fish this winter.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Small groups of protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics in western Iowa's Council Bluffs, as wells as Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday as part of a nationwide movement to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the agency of all federal funding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has been presented with a 3-D reproduction of the scene where a man was shot to death by a Lincoln police officer.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A public defender says someone should have stopped an Omaha hearing before a judge sentenced an apparently intoxicated woman who, minutes later, tested out 5½ times the legal limit to drive.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County assessor says she's considering options to ease the costly pain of big jumps in property valuations for taxes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have started a new search for lethal injection drugs and are backing a proposal that would allow them to conceal a supplier's identity after voters reinstated capital punishment last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An investigation into allegations that members of a fraternity made vulgar comments during the Women's March in Lincoln last month has led the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to suspend the school's Phi Gamma Delta chapter.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Educators, attorneys and disability rights advocates are speaking out against a bill that would allow Nebraska teachers to physically restrain disruptive students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting his property tax proposal as a major change to the way agricultural land is valued even though the state's largest farm groups say it doesn't do enough to help them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has renewed the state's perennial effort to allow many motorcyclists to ride without helmets.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man who jumped into the Missouri River from a pedestrian bridge that connects Omaha with Council Bluffs, Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans filing their tax returns this tax season again have the chance to contribute to a wildlife and habitat conservation fund.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An online survey of people getting married suggests that weddings in Nebraska and Iowa tend to have the biggest guest lists in the nation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts' income and property tax package is drawing praise from Nebraska's business community, but leading farm groups say it doesn't do enough to address their concerns about rising property taxes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers still aren't any closer to passing a proposal meant to balance the state's finances during the five months left in the current budget cycle.

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