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8:10 am
Fri December 19, 2014

2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional.

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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
8:08 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

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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
9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Ricketts announces name of Janssen's successor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor-elect Pete Ricketts has announced that a Dodge County cattleman will be replacing Senator Charlie Janssen in the state Legislature.

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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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