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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An assistant professor is working on creating a new regional and community forestry degree program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's population is aging, and lawmakers want to know what to do about it.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Adrian Smith says he doesn't fault President Donald Trump for reaching out to Democrats on immigration issues, but says he's not ready to back a proposal that would give legal protections to immigrants illegally brought to the country as children.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Faculty leaders at the University of Nebraska at Omaha want to be consulted more frequently and thoroughly by administrators on some key decisions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska law approved last year without debate has set the nation's highest hurdle for independent candidates to qualify for races such as governor and U.S. Senate, contradicting the state's history of downplaying partisan politics.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is set to visit U.S. Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Lincoln says he is running for another term.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests more economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwest and Plains states.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has announced he will seek re-election to a fourth term next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former University of Nebraska Regent and 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook is running for an open seat in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska-based bank has increased security at all its branches in the wake of several Lincoln bank robberies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has deployed four Army National Guard helicopters and 23 soldiers to Texas to help with ongoing Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Omaha says she plans to seek re-election next year, squelching rumors that she might run for Douglas County assessor.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After years of failed efforts to reduce overcrowding in Nebraska's prisons, some lawmakers say a recent federal lawsuit may be the only way to force state officials to fix the problem.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general is rejecting a request by state senators to seek an outside lawyer to investigate the State Patrol.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln city councilwoman wants to replace Deb Fischer in the U.S. Senate.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Power companies say electricity demand in Nebraska dropped during the solar eclipse, stumping utilities that had braced for a surge in energy consumption during the event.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New state laws to accommodate breastfeeding students, nuns, telehealth services and the Libertarian Party will take hold on Thursday along with more than 100 other statutes approved in Nebraska this year.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Classes have begun at a new high school in eastern Nebraska where teachers will serve more as mentors who challenge and engage students instead of lecturing.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As local governmental units prepare to vote on budgets and set property tax rates for next year, Lincoln officials are struggling with what to do about a property tax windfall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some University of Nebraska system faculty members say a big drop in vehicle mileage reimbursement will be tough to weather.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are deploying eight trucks around the state as part of a campaign to promote motorcycle safety.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a middle school teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, was killed in a three-vehicle crash.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate dropped slightly in July to 2.8 percent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following through with its promise to sue the state prisons system because it hasn't taken significant steps to remedy what the group calls inhumane conditions.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has eliminated its stake in General Electric and boosted its investment in the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The solar eclipse will sweep through Nebraska later this month, and some professors and institutions see it as an opportunity to teach students about astronomy, space and science.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state agency that awards grants for environmental projects has logged another uptick in applications, and the executive director expects to see even more in the future as federal and private grants shrink.

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