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OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Democrats have again fallen just short of an election victory as Heath Mello lost the Omaha mayoral race after a fierce debate within the national party over his anti-abortion views.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The western Iowa sheriff's deputy who was killed during a jail escape is being remembered for the way he treated everyone with respect.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Convicted felons who finish their prison sentences will still have to wait two years before they can vote in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts' tax package may have failed this year, but some advocates and senators say they still hope to salvage property tax legislation in the session's final days.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Education is considering a five-year, $29.2 million contract with a company that's offering a new approach to the majority of statewide academic tests for elementary students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are debating requiring online retailers to collect sales tax or notify buyers that tax is due.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last carrier of individual health insurance policies in most of Iowa might stop offering them to residents.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a western Iowa sheriff's deputy shot to death earlier this week in what officials say was a jail break by a man who had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas teenager has been elected mayor of Boys Town, Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tax cut package backed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has stalled in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have taken the rare step of pulling a bill from committee to debate it on the floor.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The board that oversees Iowa's three public universities has elected a new president.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The labor union representing public school teachers in Nebraska has created a new strategic plan to advance "a culture of social justice."

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to slash funding for abortion providers could force health centers throughout Nebraska to cut services or close.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe will focus on technological advances in eye surgery.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials have allowed 73 inmates to avoid submitting samples of their DNA for more than two decades just because the inmates refused.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is turning to the public to try to build support for his income and property tax plan in the face of opposition from some lawmakers and the state's leading farm groups.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather forecasters are warning of possible severe weather — including large hail, high winds and even tornadoes — for sections of eastern Nebraska and much of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate on a bill that would let state officials hide the identities of lethal injection suppliers in an effort to resume executions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that seeks to reduce property taxes appears to have stalled in the Nebraska Legislature amid concerns from urban senators and coalitions of farm groups and schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would prevent Nebraska from splitting its electoral votes in presidential elections is headed to the full Legislature for debate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A nonprofit corporation has signed an agreement with federal officials to raise $30 million for a new veterans outpatient clinic in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The City of Lincoln will begin a program to keep veterans or active duty military members facing felony criminal charges out of prison and to get them the support and services they need to stay out of trouble.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency says a second case of measles has been confirmed in Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man is taking road repair into his own hands by patching hundreds of potholes near his home over the past several years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's youngest state senators agree the state needs to do more to keep college-educated young workers from leaving, but they're still largely divided along party lines about how to accomplish it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska secretary of state's office has put more than 24,000 business entities on notice that their annual and biennial reports and associated fees are delinquent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Changes have been announced at Omaha's Eppley Airfield as crews prepare to build a new six-story parking structure.

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