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2:38 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

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Government
11:20 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Omaha Mayor creates Citizen Complaint Review Board

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, and Police Union president John Wells announce the Citizen Complaint Review Board Friday.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omahans will have a new way to have their complaints against sworn police officers heard.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Neb. considers law for robberies with toy guns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Robbers who use a toy gun in a hold-up could still face a felony firearm charge in Nebraska, under a new bill considered by lawmakers.

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Government
8:08 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Neb. Medicaid backers pack legislative hearing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a new bill to expand Medicaid in Nebraska are calling on lawmakers to act on the proposal this year.

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Government
1:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Sen. Fischer comments on State of the Union, farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she agrees with President Obama that Congress needs to take action on several initiatives this year.

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Government
1:40 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Debate continues on Nebraska winner-take-all bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are still debating a proposal to reinstate the winner-take-all system for awarding its electoral votes in presidential races.

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Government
8:20 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Renewed push made for Neb. texting, seat belt law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Highway traffic safety is getting a lot of attention from the State legislature, where lawmakers are hearing fresh calls to crack down on texting and driving.

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Government
8:18 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Sarpy County extends benefits for same-sex couples

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County commissioners have decided to extend health insurance benefits to spouses of gay county employees who have legally married in another state but live in Nebraska.

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Government
1:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.

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Government
1:10 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Democrats seek boost in Iowa education funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats who hold the majority in the Iowa Senate want to boost state education funding for the 2015 school year, but the Republican governor and Republicans controlling the state House have shown little interest in considering the proposal this year.

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