Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging senators to vote against a bill that would allow deferred-action immigrant youth to qualify professional and commercial licenses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates of a medical marijuana bill that was rejected by Nebraska lawmakers have united behind an effort to place the issue on the November general election ballot, but group leaders say they might not be able to rally enough support before the July 1 deadline.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two-day symposiums on disaster preparedness and biocontainment unit training have been scheduled at four locations around Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who was shot near the Capitol in Lincoln has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to drug and weapons charges.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue University has received approval to launch Nebraska's first new teacher education program in 15 years.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe topic will be biological weapons and the development of countermeasures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has one of the nation's lowest participation rates in a new federal program intended to provide school meals to children.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 93-year-old baker in Omaha can now wear the medals he earned during combat missions in World War II.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has reinstated a man's drunken driving conviction, reversing last year's Nebraska Court of Appeals ruling that found his constitutional rights had been violated.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska association that sets policies for high school sports has decided against requiring that participation be guided by a student's gender at birth.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Architecture and engineering firm HDR has decided to seek a different Omaha location for its global headquarters, abandoning plans to move downtown.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Nebraska and various state officials that faulted them for releasing a prisoner who killed an Omaha woman and three others shortly after he got out.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally to receive professional licenses has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has approved new whistleblower protections for nurses in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A property tax plan championed by Governor Pete Ricketts is moving through the Nebraska Legislature despite repeated attempts to derail it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska corrections officials say another staff member has been assaulted at a state facility in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 78-year-old state senator is attempting to run out the clock on Nebraska's legislative session with a filibuster in which he has described getting a colonoscopy and quizzed a colleague about the best way to pour a beer.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha private investigator convicted of fraud has been given a year and a day in prison.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says nearly half of all Nebraska prison inmates released in the last months of 2015 left without any parole or other supervision.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's longest-serving lawmaker is promising to tie up the rest of this year's legislative session with filibusters to punish his colleagues for decisions he opposed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators have backed an effort to place more agencies on the state's spending transparency website.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a new debate on a bill that would reinstate the winner-take-all system when awarding the state's presidential electors.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to create "Choose Life" specialty license plates is dead in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska drivers will soon be able to help build a real-time map of road conditions through a new data-sharing program with the Department of Roads.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources is hosting a day of free activities for Nebraskans interested in severe weather and how it affects their lives.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After years of supporting tax credits for Nebraska's farmers and ranchers, some urban lawmakers are starting to complain that other residents aren't getting a fair share.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have given Nebraska state officials more power to recover Medicaid debts has stalled in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is halting production of a new, widely mocked license plate after officials learned that the state icon depicted at the center wasn't drawn accurately.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — By rejecting bills this session on either side of gay and transgender issues, Nebraska lawmakers acknowledged that while they're willing to take stands on some social issues, they're hesitant to take up matters dealing with gay and transgender rights.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have risen for the third month in a row, suggesting more improvement in the regional economy.