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9:52 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Lawmaker seeks audit of 'no-show' Iowa appointee

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A state senator is requesting an audit into an arrangement in which Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed his top aide to keep a $126,000 annual salary after eliminating the job.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Branstad denies he has governance issues

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is brushing aside the contention of a former top aide that he has issues with governing and needs to fix some problems in the executive branch.

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Crime
8:03 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Omaha man, 29, dies in shooting outside bar

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police are investing a fatal shooting that happened outside a northeast Omaha bar.

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Weather
8:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

At least 2 tornadoes confirmed in Nebraska Sunday

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — At least two tornadoes were spotted in rural areas of central and eastern Nebraska Sunday as powerful thunderstorms moved across the state.

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General News
6:21 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Omaha zoo announces African Grasslands project

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials plan to begin public fundraising soon for the new African Grasslands project at the zoo in Omaha.

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Government
6:19 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Iowa Senate passes whistleblower, oversight bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a Democrat-sponsored bill that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

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Government
8:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nebraska senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is working on a possible ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.

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Omaha
8:06 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Ridesharing offers freebies in Lincoln, Omaha

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators will keep an eye on the ridesharing company Lyft as it offers free services in Lincoln and Omaha for the next two weeks.

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Government
8:08 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Bill to end dog racing surfaces in Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but permits racing to continue in Dubuque is scheduled to be considered Thursday morning by a Senate subcommittee.

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Government
8:06 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Governor touts Nebraska jobs for veterans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.

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