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Omaha
8:10 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Omaha botanical gardens reports theft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha says its handcrafted replicas of Union Station and Central High School have been stolen, along with more than 50 birdhouses, and it's offering a $1,000 reward for their recovery.

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Government
8:08 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Neb. Gov. Heineman vetoes $65 million from budget

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has vetoed $65 million from this year's state budget, and is calling on lawmakers to put more toward property tax relief.

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General News
6:56 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Omaha police give details about bus, vehicle crash

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released more details about a collision in Omaha involving a school bus and a vehicle.

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General News
6:54 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Wildfire in central Nebraska extinguished

ST. PAUL, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a central Nebraska wildfire that charred at lease 11 square miles of crops and rangeland has been extinguished.

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Government
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Heineman vetoes Neb. bill to ban cougar hunting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a bill that would outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska.

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Council Bluffs
8:26 am
Fri March 28, 2014

6 people injured in Council Bluffs blast, fire

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say at six people have been hospitalized after an explosion and fire at a home on the east side of Council Bluffs.

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Government
8:08 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Oversight committee: state officials stalling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic lawmakers, determined to question state administrators about confidential settlements reached with fired state workers, are accusing top administrators at the Department of Administrative Services of stalling.

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Government
8:06 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Neb. lawmakers pass bill to create guardianships

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to create a public guardian office for vulnerable Nebraskans has won final approval in the Legislature.

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Government
2:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Iowa Senate backs clean energy tax credits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has advanced a pair of proposals intended to move the state forward with solar power and other forms of clean energy.

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Government
12:15 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers pass 3 tax reform measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a series of tax measures that would benefit farmers, low-income elderly homeowners and residents whose incomes rise with inflation.

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