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12:52 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Bill to limit new Neb. occupation taxes advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cities that don't already impose occupation taxes on alcohol, tobacco and motor-vehicle fuels would be banned from doing so in the future, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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8:08 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through Nebraska will face months of additional delays now that a federal judge has invalidated the pipeline's path.

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Government
8:04 am
Fri February 21, 2014

UNO political scientist discusses Keystone XL court ruling

A UNO political scientist says even with a court ruling Wednesday on the Keystone XL pipeline, the project will likely be built.

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Government
3:09 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Iowa Governor's priorities survive legislative deadline

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's legislative priorities survived a procedural deadline in the Iowa General Assembly this week, while some more controversial bills appeared dead.

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Government
8:01 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Iowa House panel approves anti-bullying measure

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the Iowa House have approved an anti-bullying measure that would emphasize teacher training standards.

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Government
8:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Neb. counties support solicitor regulation bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Counties may soon have a way to regulate door-to-door salesmen through a bill in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
3:11 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state.

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Government
2:50 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Iowa lawmakers could put end to greyhound racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dog racing could end in Iowa under bills being considered by House and Senate lawmakers.

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Government
8:05 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Iowa panel OKs stricter texting while driving bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —State legislators are closing in on a bill that would place further restrictions on texting and driving.

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Government
2:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Wednesday event highlights food insecurity in Nebraska

An estimated one in seven Nebraskans are food insecure—meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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