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8:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid drug shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Prison reform bills draw criticism

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson speaks Thursday at a news conference about two prison reform bills in the Legislature.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

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Government
6:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Congressman Brad Ashford On His First 90 Days in Office

Congressman Brad Ashford

Congressman Brad Ashford was the special guest at an Omaha Press Club Noon Forum earlier this month.

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Government
2:29 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Nebraska bill to scale back mandatory minimums advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences in Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
10:46 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Republican senators rally against Nebraska death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers says the state's death penalty conflicts with conservative values and should be repealed.

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Government
8:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Ricketts signs law to boost protections for pregnant workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pregnant workers will have the right to easier workloads and modified schedules under a new Nebraska law.

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Government
7:58 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Nebraska gas tax increase bill headed to final vote

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed gas tax increase has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature, despite vocal opposition.

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Government
8:05 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Tax break dispute raises old question for Nebraska lawmakers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A dispute over taxes is drawing new attention to an old question Nebraska lawmakers have to answer every year: Who gets a break, and who has to pay?

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Government
9:31 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Juvenile sentencing bill heads to Branstad despite criticism

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill this session that would allow Iowa courts to continue sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Government
3:13 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Iowa Governor signs school start date bill into law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that says Iowa schools can start the academic year no earlier than Aug. 23.

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