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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to confirm an Omaha doctor as the state's chief medical officer despite concerns about how he will adapt to changing regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he will not seek re-election in 2018.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering legislation that would stop the state from deducting public employees' union dues from their paychecks, a measure that union leaders say unfairly penalizes collective bargaining groups.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based cancer research network that's administered clinical trials at eastern Nebraska hospitals for the past 20 years is reorganizing as a statewide group.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The two remaining finalists for the Omaha superintendent job have withdrawn, forcing the school board to reopen the search it began last fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would raise health insurance costs in Nebraska faster than in most other states.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new nonstop flight from Omaha's airport to the West Coast has been announced.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska state senators say judges should take defendants' ability to pay into account when they set bail or impose punishments for unpaid fines.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is calling on the Trump administration to overturn a decision that he says could lead to federal intervention in state election systems.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is urging lawmakers to look seriously at replacing Nebraska's election equipment, which could cost the state between $20 million and $30 million.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to support a bill that would allow people with diseases including cancer, glaucoma and epilepsy to use the substance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters and others have freed a worker trapped for nearly seven hours in a deep trench in west Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee has started to piece together a comprehensive package of income and property tax reforms, but some Nebraska senators say they're unlikely to reach a unanimous agreement.

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Cabela's has laid off several dozen people as part of the outdoor gear seller's efforts to reduce its expenses.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue City Council has voted to seek money for a 90-foot observation tower as part of a $1.7 million Missouri River research station the University of Nebraska at Omaha wants to build.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is recognizing the American Red Cross for 100 years of service in Nebraska, including its preparedness efforts and response to recent natural disasters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state senators are once again in a standoff over a bill that would repeal a law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are looking at installing playground equipment for adults, prompted by a resident who brought home the idea from a trip to China.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers in the nation's only nonpartisan legislature are considering several measures that would remove party politics from county-level elections.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking at a bill that would prevent the state from splitting its electoral votes, as it did for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say people who use Omaha's airport soon can fly nonstop to Miami.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap are once again asking lawmakers to expand the program through the federal health care law, despite uncertainty about the law's future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he plans to seek an audit of a state finance organization that is refusing to cooperate with his office's request for information.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are divided on a bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of crimes including drug possession, assaulting a police officer and distributing child pornography.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force Reserves will qualify for military honor license plates under a new Nebraska law.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require insurers to treat telehealth services the same as in-person services for coverage purposes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County is planning to implement two supervision programs for nonviolent offenders in order to ease the jail population.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr., who is charged with first-degree sexual assault, has posted $75,000 to get out of jail while he awaits trial.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has hired a futurist to help the community peer into its economic future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Third-party political candidates could have an easier time getting on the Nebraska ballot thanks to a Libertarian state senator who is working to build her party.

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