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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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Government
2:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bellevue City Council rejects public comment proposal

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council has defeated a proposal that would have changed public comments by setting up new filtering procedures.

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Government
2:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Nebraska employment record expected in 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor says Nebraska employment is expected to top 1.1 million next year, a record high.

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Government
1:40 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

DOT: Iowans will use app to show driver's license

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Transportation officials say Iowa residents will soon use a smartphone app to show their state driver's license.

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Government
7:31 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Ricketts announces agency, commission appointments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor-elect Pete Ricketts has announced four appointments for state government jobs once he takes office.

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