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Government
8:32 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Nebraska gun advocates, opponents argue over new bills

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gun control advocates and opponents are squaring off on a series of new measures in the Legislature.

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Government
1:26 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Ricketts emphasizes taxes, jobs in first State of the State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to lower property taxes statewide while expanding tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and military retirees.

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Health/Medical
1:26 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Health worker exposed to Ebola released from Omaha hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American health care worker who has been under observation at an Omaha hospital after he was exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone did not develop the disease and has been released.

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Crime
8:16 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Arson trial begins for Omaha man over 2008 fire at his plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal trial has begun for an Omaha businessman accused of paying someone to set fire to his manufacturing plant near Fort Calhoun in eastern Nebraska.

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Government
8:04 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Nebraska Farm Bureau endorses 4 property tax measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau has endorsed four measures designed to lower property taxes for farmers and ranchers.

President Steve Nelson said Tuesday that the bills would ease the financial burden on producers.

The bills were introduced by Sens. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft and Dan Watermeier of Syracuse. Two measures would lower the taxable value of agricultural land, although one would only apply to schools. Those schools would likely see an increase in state aid.

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Government
8:02 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Nebraska bill proposes stricter liquor laws for buses, limos

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Party buses could lose the image as a safe haven for binge drinking under a measure proposed in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Education
2:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

New behavior program life-changing for parents, students

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new behavior modification program is changing the lives of some parents and their children in Lincoln Public Schools.

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General News
2:01 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has taken its first steps in Nebraska since the state's high court cleared the way for the planned route.

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General News
9:47 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Ricketts: Lowering taxes, balancing budget doable this year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts says he's confident Nebraska can balance its budget this year while chipping away at the taxes that he says are hindering job growth.

The Republican governor tells The Associated Press the state needs to continue focusing on property taxes this year, but acknowledges that the work will be ongoing.

Ricketts will present his budget recommendations to lawmakers on Thursday in his first State of the State address. Though he declined to give specifics, the new governor says lowering property taxes are his top priority.

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Government
7:17 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Nebraska governor appoints chief operating officer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed the president of TD Ameritrade Clearing Inc. to serve as the state's first chief operating officer.

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