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General News
1:51 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Speech to highlight shortcomings of US education

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An expert will discuss the quality of America's educational system in a speech in Lincoln later this month.

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Business
6:48 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 pct

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008.

The rate was a tenth of a point under the 3.6 percent in December and four-tenths of a point below the January 2013 rate of 3.9 percent.

The state Department of Labor released the employment data on Friday.

The new Nebraska figure remained well below the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in January.

General News
6:46 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Lincoln district considering ID system test

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are thinking about requiring some middle school students to wear photo IDs on lanyards around their necks.

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Government
1:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Neb. lawmakers to investigate Nikko Jenkins case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a committee to investigate the state's handling of Nikko Jenkins, who is accused of killing four people in the Omaha area after his release from prison.

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Government
9:28 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008.

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Government
7:57 am
Fri March 7, 2014

29 Neb. senators lend support to Keystone XL

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Sarpy County
7:51 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Missing Bellevue teenager found in Indianapolis

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A missing eastern Nebraska teenager has been found safe in Indianapolis.

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Government
2:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislative leaders: budget shows government works

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders say they agreed before the current session started to arrive at broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove that divided state government can work.

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Government
11:42 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Neb. lawmakers vote to expand homestead exemption

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed expansion of Nebraska's homestead exemption program has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
7:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Neb. treasurer seeks to return unclaimed property

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state treasurer's office is seeking to return $135 million in unclaimed property to more than 350,000 Nebraskans and former Nebraskans.

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