General News

Omaha
9:28 am
Fri December 19, 2014

OPPD approves increase in power rates next year

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Customers of the Omaha Public Power District will see their electricity rates increase next year after the utility's publicly-elected board approved a 1.6 percent general rate increase.

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Nebraska
8:13 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Nativity scene at Nebraska Capitol draws criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Chicago-based group will set up a Nativity scene inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion.

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Nebraska
8:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Nebraska power plant taken temporarily offline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska has been taken temporarily offline due to a lockout of its main generator.

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General News
4:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Groups seek changes to Iowa online voting rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting rights advocates say a proposed rule that would allow Iowans to register to vote online would exclude anyone without a driver's license or state-issued ID and must be fixed.

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Nebraska
2:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Nebraska, Iowa rank in top ten for volunteering

Nebraska ranks sixth and Iowa ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

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Council Bluffs
8:08 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Missing man's body recovered from western Iowa lake

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who disappeared in a western Iowa lake after a weekend canoe accident.

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Council Bluffs
10:37 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Iowa library to create space for high-tech tools

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A grant from Google will help the Council Bluffs Public Library create a so-called makerspace, where people can make use of high-tech tools like a 3D printer.

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Nebraska
1:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

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Omaha
8:29 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Baby orangutan born at Omaha zoo now on display

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Bornean orangutan born last month at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo in now on display.

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Nebraska
8:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Tornado-damaged school replacement discussed

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — Residents jammed a school board meeting for a discussion on how and where to build a replacement for a middle school damaged by a tornado in northeast Nebraska.

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