Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child welfare advocates say proposed budget cuts that would eliminate some state contracts with agencies that support foster families will put Nebraska's most vulnerable children at risk.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's bike share program will likely begin this fall with 100 bikes and 17 stations across downtown and its university campuses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are debating whether to join nine other states in calling for a constitutional convention to limit the federal government.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Construction is expected to start soon on a new addition for Omaha Central High School that boosters say will retain the historic downtown building's charm while providing more space for music, art and a state-of-the-art library.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — City officials and developers in rural Nebraska are closely watching a measure being considered in the Legislature that would create housing grants, but they acknowledge it won't solve the problem of a dearth of workforce housing in small towns.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate over a bill that would prevent local governments from passing gun restrictions that are stricter than state law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Incumbent Jean Stothert and a former state senator have advanced as Omaha mayoral candidates to the general election May 9.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mayor Jean Stothert and a former state senator are expected to garner the most votes in Omaha's primary election Tuesday.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is creating a facility that will give those in the medical field high-tech visualization and virtual reality tools to teach and learn.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Prolonged protests in North Dakota have failed to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline, but they've provided inspiration for protests against pipelines around the country.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to unite Nebraska business and farm groups behind a sweeping tax plan is on shaky ground as both sides argue over which taxes should be cut.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Endurance athletes are invited to sign up for a 191-mile race down the Cowboy Trail in May.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another department store operator has won the chance to buy about half of Gordmans more than 100 stores out of bankruptcy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says special interests spent a record-high $16.7 million last year on lobbyists, gifts, travel and other efforts to influence elected Nebraska officials.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A death penalty sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former aide to Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and U.S. Rep Don Bacon has taken a new job leading NASA's communications office in Washington.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bridge in Lincoln is being renamed in honor of a National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The demolition and relocation of the Omaha Salvation Army's Renaissance Center is expected to allow more space for its new nearby facility to thrive.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker is criticizing the Nebraska Democratic Party for including voter registration forms in welcome baskets for refugees.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature is set to consider several measures that aim to help felons re-entering society after prison as part of what supporters say is a comprehensive approach to criminal justice reform.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sweeping plan to lower income taxes and cap the growth rate of property taxes is taking shape in a legislative committee, despite a sharp divide among senators.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 45-year-old man who had managed a feedlot in central Nebraska has been given five years of probation for wire fraud and other crimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator who fought for decades to abolish the death penalty is trying again, arguing that the statewide vote to reinstate capital punishment doesn't make it right.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have asked to intervene in a state commission's review of the route through the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended until May 2020 the fraternity whose members were accused of making vulgar comments during the Women's March in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are targeting a child care subsidy for lower-income families to help balance the state budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to confirm an Omaha doctor as the state's chief medical officer despite concerns about how he will adapt to changing regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he will not seek re-election in 2018.