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Iowa Flu Update

Feb 1, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's received numerous reports of norovirus illnesses in the past few weeks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is planning to invest $3.3 billion in its railroad again this year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states slipped over the past month but still pointed to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pitching his property and income tax plan to lawmakers while acknowledging that the package still needs some work.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha Public School District's superintendent search is over.  The OPS board voted last night to hire Dr. Cheryl Logan as the district's next superintendent.  Logan currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.  She will replace current Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans, who will retire at the end of the current academic year. 

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific is building a new $550 million rail yard in Texas to help sort the growing number of freight cars it is hauling into trains.

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Work will soon begin to fix an eastern Nebraska road that leads to a religious shrine.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting a Nebraska state program designed to promote health and wellness.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska taxpayers could end up paying more to the state this year unless lawmakers halt automatic changes that were triggered by the Republican congressional tax plan, including the elimination of popular tax exemptions.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held next week for the grand opening of an $11.5 million housing facility for people and their families traveling to Omaha for cancer treatment.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Entries are being sought for the 2018 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest.

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Police in the northeastern Nebraska city of Norfolk are looking for those who have been passing counterfeit money to local businesses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new attempt to reduce Nebraska property tax bills has opened a familiar divide between farm groups that have grown impatient with lawmakers and business groups that want income tax cuts in the mix.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing on a baseball field in southwest Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed new ammunition tax is drawing opposition from Nebraska gun-rights groups, business organizations and advocates for taxpayers and sportsmen.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Portions of a $35 million state parks and recreation areas project between Omaha and Lincoln are expected to open in the spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that would have imposed new regulations on oil pipelines, saying it was steered into a hostile committee.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker known as an animal welfare advocate has failed in his quest to protect a prairie rodent that some ranchers view as pests, but is vowing to raise the issue again.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln railway car plant is poised to receive a $3.6 billion contract for new subway cars for New York City.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department says the preliminary December unemployment rate matched the 2.7 percent of November and October.

(Lincoln, NE)  --  A Lincoln manufacturer is set to receive its largest contract ever.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would give prisoners a chance to get a state identification card or renew their driver's license before their release.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator is proposing a ballot measure that would give Nebraska voters the chance to legalize medical marijuana in November.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Facebook is rolling out a 30-city program it promised last year to help small businesses grow and workers gain the digital computer skills needed to find a job.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Keystone XL pipeline still faces an uncertain future in Nebraska despite the developer's announcement that it will proceed with the project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska lawmakers say they're concerned the state corrections department will fail to meet a July 2020 deadline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker has delivered on his promise to introduce new voter identification bills.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to threatening Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed portions of a lawsuit that says Nebraska's overcrowded prisons give inadequate health care, overuse solitary confinement and discriminate against disabled inmates.

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