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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who left the Republican Party to become one of the nation's few Libertarian state legislators is facing the political fight of her life against two Republicans challengers, including one backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is set to visit Nebraska next week to hear from local farmers, ranchers and others who work in agriculture.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit filed last week in Texas that seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could create a legal clash that speeds the issue's path to the Supreme Court.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers have adjourned their 2018 legislative session.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will travel to Mexico in August for an international trade mission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney Jonathan Papik has been sworn into the Nebraska Supreme Court by U.S. Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska law will give terminally ill patients the opportunity to attempt treatments that have not yet received approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration, but some doubt the change will make much difference.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has broadened the mayor's power to pardon people.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and six other states are suing to end once and for all a program that would protect some young immigrants from deportation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has broadened the mayor's power to pardon people.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Native American tribe is suing Nebraska officials, alleging that the state's regulation of the reservation's tobacco production is unconstitutional and an attack on the tribe's sovereignty.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The office of Gov. Kim Reynolds says it has no evidence or records showing why she fired a longtime ally immediately after learning of workplace sexual harassment allegations against him.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Republicans in control of the Iowa Legislature are focused on a state budget and tax cuts plans, other legislation is possible.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor wants the City Council to broaden her power to pardon people who violate certain city codes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed three tax measures designed to shield residents from looming tax increases.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A vow of poverty by more than 20 elderly nuns isn't enough to qualify for Medicaid in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will finish a short, 60-day session dominated by bitter disputes over the state budget, tax policy and social issues, but those battles aren't done yet.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a bill that gives Nebraska a proactive approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's still hopeful lawmakers will advance a tax-cut measure, despite the bill facing heavy criticism from several lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tax package championed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has fallen into limbo after drawing criticism from lawmakers, including some fellow conservatives.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has voiced concerns to the Trump administration about the potential effects of tariffs on Nebraska farmers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require Nebraska students to complete a naturalization test is headed to the floor of the Legislature for debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would offer state employees an alternative health care plan.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow higher speed limits on many Nebraska highways to a final vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to ensure that the state's tax on Social Security Income changes to compensate for inflation." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" alt="<--break->" src="http://kios.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" data-cke-saved-src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

Senators gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a 36-0 vote. Two additional votes are required before it goes to Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist is dropping his legal challenge to state requirements that impose high hurdles on nonpartisan candidates to appear on the ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bump stocks and other items that can raise the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons are now banned from the city of Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the session ends that would address Nebraska's prison overcrowding and a looming deadline to reduce the inmate population.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is endorsing Bob Evnen for Nebraska Secretary of State.

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