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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha city prosecutor wants an electronic system that would streamline the time it takes to obtain a judge's signature on a warrant seeking a blood test for suspected drunken drivers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups are pushing for separate ballot measures that would decriminalize pot possession for personal use in Nebraska or would legalize marijuana entirely.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorney General Doug Peterson is taking new shots at a study that says Nebraska's death penalty costs $14.6 million per year, but the economist who conducted it is standing by his work.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Seven Midwest governors have sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking regulation changes intended to increase sales of gasoline blended with a higher percentage of ethanol.

The purpose of the Heartland Workers Center’s Get out the Vote campaign is to increase voter turnout among Latinos in South Omaha. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — City officials are considering letting bicyclists back on the sidewalks in downtown Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Conservative Republicans who want to unseat Nebraska lawmakers are finding a new ally in Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is actively working to elect like-minded senators who promise to stay true to their word.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Republican Party has filed a complaint against an Omaha state senator alleging he violated campaign regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says a complaint challenging a legislative candidate's residency was filed too late to be considered by his office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sen. Deb Fischer says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a new lease program that will allow for the redevelopment of the VA's campus in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved placing a $45 million public safety bond issue on the November ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two petitions that were connected to an unsuccessful effort to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska have also failed to make the general election ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee is telling an embattled Nebraska senator to resign by Friday or face consequences that could include expulsion from office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Charlie Janssen may ask state lawmakers to find ways to enforce the findings his office makes after review spending by state agencies.

Douglas and Sarpy County voters are receiving three-part postcards in the mail which include all the key points about voting for the November 8th general election. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator from Gothenburg has joined the race to become the Nebraska Legislature's next speaker.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Heath Mello will run for Omaha mayor next spring and challenge incumbent Jean Stothert.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are trying to decide what to do now that a $1.4 million petition drive has failed to place the issue on the ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators who voted to abolish the death penalty say a recent analysis of the program's costs validates their argument that it's wasteful and ineffective.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska could gain a competitive edge over nearby states by reducing its personal and corporate income tax rates while expanding its sales tax and eliminating some business tax credits.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several Nebraska Republicans have agreed to serve on a new agricultural advisory committee for GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, and one will serve as its chairman.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny Nebraska village stops selling beer near an Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It looks like voters will not have the option of selecting Marijuana Party candidates on the November ballot in Nebraska this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A recent report says Nebraska suffers from a shortage of workers in science, technology and building trades and still has work to do to attract startup companies.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a rally at Omaha North High School yesterday afternoon.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Hillary Clinton will bring her Democratic presidential campaign to Omaha next week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The embattled board chairman of an Omaha community college says he won't resign but will not run for re-election in November.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some of Nebraska's largest agricultural groups will push again for lower property taxes in next year's legislative session, but key senators say any proposal should be coupled with income tax cuts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some of Nebraska's top Republican leaders say they're disappointed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court that challenges the constitutionality of a Nebraska law that prohibits some criminals from possessing deadly weapons.

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