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6:33 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Hearing to consider voting policies in 4 states

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

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Government
2:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

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Business
10:56 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate inches up to 3.7 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, compared with 3.6 percent in February.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have finished their session having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects.

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Business
7:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.

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Crime
9:22 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Experts say Iowa suspect competent for trial

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — Two psychiatric experts say an 18-year-old suspect is competent to stand trial on a charge that he killed his 5-year-old foster brother in western Iowa's Harrison County.

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Government
7:52 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Branstad backs extension of health care policies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad says Iowa has agreed to a federal recommendation that will allow thousands of residents to hang onto health insurance policies that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Government
7:49 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Heineman signs Neb. water sustainability bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill designed to help Nebraska prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems.

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Crime
7:56 am
Wed April 16, 2014

SW Iowa pastor pleads not guilty to abuse charge

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa pastor has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl.

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Government
2:32 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Iowa Senate approves disabled veterans tax credit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate.

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