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7:54 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska licenses bill for deferred youth faces filibuster

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bipartisan effort to allow Nebraska driver's licenses for deferred-action youths won't pass without a fight.

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Government
7:52 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska governor declares emergency to help battle bird flu

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts declared an emergency to make sure state agencies have what they need to battle bird flu in the state.

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Government
2:21 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

New contract with Omaha firefighters approved

A new contract with Omaha firefighters is in effect as of May 27th.

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Government
8:24 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Nebraska mandatory minimum reform bill narrowly advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to eliminate some of Nebraska's mandatory minimum prison sentences and habitual criminal punishments has advanced by the narrowest of margins.

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Government
10:56 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Nebraska officials promise review of deadly prison revolt

State officials are promising to investigate a weekend prison revolt at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution that left two inmates dead.

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Government
8:07 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Budget negotiations continue in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget haggling continues in the Iowa Legislature, as lawmakers seek a compromise financial deal for the next fiscal year.

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Government
7:20 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Branstad supports private care for mental health facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad is supporting a proposal to switch two state mental health facilities to private care next year.

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Government
7:37 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Nebraska senators wade into medical marijuana debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who wants to legalize medical marijuana says his bill would help suffering children, while opponents criticize the measure as too lax.

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Government
1:19 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Iowa lawmakers looking to make education funding deal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are trying to move toward a compromise deal on education funding that could help them resolve the budget for the next fiscal year.

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Government
12:24 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Gas tax increase wins final approval in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed increase in Nebraska's gas tax, but appeared to be short of the support needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' expected veto.

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