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6:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Iowa awarded $1.36M for solar tax credits in 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Revenue Department says the state awarded $1.36 million in tax credits to Iowa people and companies for installing solar energy systems last year.

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Government
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Nebraska vets' home makes national priority list

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The planned Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney has been added to a national priority list for federal construction grants.

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Omaha
8:25 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Omaha police find crying toddler in cold car

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A child found crying inside a frigid car in a northeast Omaha parking lot has been taken into protective custody and her parents have been cited for neglect.

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Nebraska
7:57 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Relatives worry about missing Omaha girl, 16

(Information in the following story is from: The North Platte Telegraph, http://www.nptelegraph.com )

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Relatives of a missing Omaha teenager are increasingly anxious about her safety after she didn't contact them during the holidays.

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Crime
8:44 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Neb. psychiatrist: Man competent for murder trial

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A psychiatrist working for prosecutors says a former prison inmate charged with killing four people in Omaha is competent to stand trial.

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Government
8:41 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Lawmaker urges utility sale to cover Omaha bills

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is suggesting that the sale of the customer-owned Metropolitan Utilities District could raise money to help Omaha pay some of its big bills.

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Omaha
9:54 am
Tue December 31, 2013

1 killed, 1 injured after crash into Omaha house

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead and a woman is in serious condition after a car crashed into a house in Omaha.

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Government
3:42 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Iowa population continues 26-year gradual increase

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Iowa continues a trend of slow population increase. The state has an estimated population of 3,090,416 as of July 1. That's an increase of 15,377 — about a half a percent increase since July 2012.

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Nebraska
12:02 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Nebraska population continues gradual growth

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Newly released U.S. Census figures show Nebraska is continuing its moderate population growth at roughly the same rate as the nation.

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