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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign raised nearly $244,000 in its first reporting period, with most of the money coming from Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the state will follow the law and respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding tax credits for the federal Affordable Care Act more than 38,000 Iowans will be able to continue insurance coverage with government support.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha will take over cleanup efforts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in removing contaminated soil from the lead Superfund site.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that opposes Nebraska's death penalty petition drive has released two television ads urging voters not to sign a petition that seeks to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters can expect to hear a lot about the death penalty this summer from influential people in their communities, from their local church pastor to the county sheriff.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor has proposed annexing 17 areas in Douglas County, boosting the city population by nearly 14,000 and adding millions in taxes to the city's revenue streams.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has chosen a former Wyoming state engineer and program director at an engineering firm to lead the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have lifted a quarantine from a Knox County chicken egg farm because follow-up tests did not confirm the presence of avian flu.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department is reviewing 2,000 prisoner sentences for accuracy after discovering that some inmates received credit they shouldn't have.

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