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10:21 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Nebraska senators to seek more prison oversight

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at ways to increase oversight of the state's troubled prison system, including creation of an independent watchdog position or by having the department answer to the Legislature.

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Government
8:19 am
Fri August 1, 2014

US senators push to designate Nebraska tribe trail

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's U.S. senators have joined the effort to seek federal recognition for the trail the Ponca Tribe took during a forced march more than 135 years ago.

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Government
1:31 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Ashford wants special session to deal with Department of Corrections issues

State Senator Brad Ashford wants a special legislative session to deal with sentencing issues in the Department of Corrections.

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Government
3:17 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Experts: Nebraska should look deeper at incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two tax policy experts say Nebraska needs to look beyond jobs and wages when studying whether the state's tax incentives actually work.

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Government
11:23 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

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Government
8:09 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Nebraska group forms to develop state workforce

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new group has formed to connect Nebraska educators with the state's business community. The goal: Better prepare the state's students for their careers.

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Government
8:05 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Omaha creates land bank for vacant property

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha has created a municipal land bank to help clean up vacant and dilapidated houses.

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Government
2:00 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

More police, property tax decrease included in Omaha's 2015 budget

Omaha’s 2015 proposed budget includes a 2 percent property tax decrease.

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Government
2:50 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Nebraska launches child care quality rating system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has launched a new quality rating system for child care facilities and early childhood education programs.

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Government
2:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Harkin: U.S. should be a safe place for immigrant children

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa says his state should be a safe place for children entering the country illegally.

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