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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says he will continue to withhold voting data from President Donald Trump's election commission until he gets more information about how the data will be used and kept secure.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford is kicking off his campaign to return to Congress.

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.

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) — 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.

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.

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

This Saturday, residents of South Omaha are invited to a forum to meet and talk with their elected officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nearly all of the Nebraska prisoners serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles got new sentences in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but for some it made little difference.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Council members in an Omaha suburb have voted to condemn and tear down an eyesore carwash owned by a fellow member.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Attempts by Omaha leaders to upgrade 300 miles of substandard residential streets have opened old wounds between the City Hall and residents of a former city that was annexed into Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has approved a special occupation tax for the under-construction Capitol District.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state wants to know more about how a federal commission plans to use voter information before he provides it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's occupational licensing requirements will continue to face scrutiny from advocates and lawmakers who view some as unnecessary barriers to creating more jobs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department recently joined forces with the state auditor to try to improve its accounting practices.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six lawmakers are asking Nebraska's secretary of state to reject a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's voting commission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's roads and aeronautics agencies are formally merging into a new state Department of Transportation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are trying to contact more than 430 parents who are owed child support after discovering that the Department of Health and Human Services didn't send payments in a timely manner.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is thanking the Trump administration for its decision to cancel a program designed to protect certain immigrants who came the U.S. illegally but have children who are American citizens.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More Nebraska students will see the state Capitol and other historic sites under a new grant program designed to help schools that have cut field trips from their budgets.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa could see more than $100 million cut from federal grants that would reduce finances for early education, job training and low-income assistance.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who wants to put a property tax reduction measure on the 2018 ballot has started meeting with farm groups to help finance a possible petition drive.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lyle Strom says he'll transition to inactive senior status in December.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is shuffling his staff as an aide switches to a new role on his re-election campaign.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Private school administrators, parents and advocates say they'll keep pushing Nebraska lawmakers to pass school choice legislation next year.

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