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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker will fly U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from Florida to Puerto Rico to help provide recovery and relief efforts to the hurricane-devastated island.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An insurer is partnering with a nonprofit on a new health care insurance product that'll be available in Nebraska beginning Nov. 1, when open enrollment begins for 2018.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The former CEO of Goodwill Omaha who was forced out last October in a salary scandal says in a lawsuit that the charity owes him more than $1 million.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ordinance would ban people from being on certain types of medians at many Omaha intersections for any reason except for crossing the street or doing construction work. The proposal doesn't mention its primary target: panhandling.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha is hoping to survive the next round of military base closures with two new projects.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and first lady Suzanne Shore are touting the benefits of local services to keep children out of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Public Power District executive will lead a national utility trade group for the next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's job-licensing requirements will face renewed scrutiny in next year's legislative session if a lawmaker and two unlikely allies have their way.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — About 60 Nebraska soldiers are participating in a multinational military training exercise in Sweden.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County officials have approved an agreement with five cities to create a new wastewater agency.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are set to celebrate the completion of the state Capitol's courtyard fountains, a piece of the building's original design that went unfinished for 85 years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An administrator at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln says the school is going to focus on maintaining a growing enrollment despite a challenging higher education budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says he will continue to withhold voting data from President Donald Trump's election commission until he gets more information about how the data will be used and kept secure.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The wild bald eagle that had skin graft surgery at an Omaha zoo this summer received a celebrity send-off when it was released into the wild.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford is kicking off his campaign to return to Congress.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An assistant professor is working on creating a new regional and community forestry degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's population is aging, and lawmakers want to know what to do about it.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Adrian Smith says he doesn't fault President Donald Trump for reaching out to Democrats on immigration issues, but says he's not ready to back a proposal that would give legal protections to immigrants illegally brought to the country as children.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Faculty leaders at the University of Nebraska at Omaha want to be consulted more frequently and thoroughly by administrators on some key decisions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska law approved last year without debate has set the nation's highest hurdle for independent candidates to qualify for races such as governor and U.S. Senate, contradicting the state's history of downplaying partisan politics.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is set to visit U.S. Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Lincoln says he is running for another term.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests more economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwest and Plains states.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has announced he will seek re-election to a fourth term next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former University of Nebraska Regent and 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook is running for an open seat in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska-based bank has increased security at all its branches in the wake of several Lincoln bank robberies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has deployed four Army National Guard helicopters and 23 soldiers to Texas to help with ongoing Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Omaha says she plans to seek re-election next year, squelching rumors that she might run for Douglas County assessor.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit.

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