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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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Government
4:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UNO political scientist: U.S. policy changes will improve Cuba's economy, human rights

A UNO political scientist says the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba will improve our standing with other nations.

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Government
11:24 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Legislative report bashes Nebraska help hotline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new legislative report says Nebraska's public benefits hotline intended to help with benefits like food stamps and Medicaid needs to be overhauled.

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Government
12:40 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Panel calls for reforms, firings in prison system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee is calling for more prison administrators to lose their jobs as part of an overhaul of the Department of Correctional Services.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Johanns Delivers Farewell Speech

Last week, US Senator Mike Johanns delivered his farewell address from the Senate floor.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nebraska gets plan for easing prison crunch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A research group says its $33 million plan to expand probation and other programs could save Nebraska more than nine times as much in prison construction and operation over the next several years.

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Government
1:24 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Iowa revenue ticks higher but slowdown possible

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of state budget experts says state revenue continues to grow but at a slower pace than recent years which means lawmakers may need to show spending restraint in next year's state budget.

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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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Government
2:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bellevue City Council rejects public comment proposal

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council has defeated a proposal that would have changed public comments by setting up new filtering procedures.

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