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8:18 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Legislation would allocate $8 million for a new black history museum

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Concealed Handguns in School

Senator Mark Christensen, of Imperial, recently introduced legislation that would allow teachers and school staff, who are properly trained, to carry concealed handguns in schools.

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Government
6:23 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Omaha attorney releases fundraising tally for gubernatorial bid

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Bryan Slone is reporting $328,000 raised for his Nebraska gubernatorial campaign in the final weeks of 2013.

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Government
9:26 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.6 pct

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate has dropped again, hitting 3.6 percent in December.

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Government
10:03 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Ethanol advocates join for hearing in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says federal authorities must use "common sense" and reconsider a proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.

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Government
1:09 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Auditor: Nebraska has 30 days to repay $22 million

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Mike Foley says Nebraska has been given 30 days to repay nearly $22 million to the federal government because of the state's troubled effort to privatize child welfare services.

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Government
8:53 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Nebraska lawmaker pushes for casino gambling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who favors legalized gambling is trying to get the issue before the voters again, offering the enticement of a reduction in property taxes.

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Government
8:05 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Nebraska economic council foresees modest growth

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska economic forecasters see modest state growth ahead as income declines for Nebraska farmers.

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Government
7:12 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he won't be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, despite pressure from Canada and other pipeline supporters for quick action.

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Government
1:58 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Neb. lawmaker proposes redistricting commission

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to create an independent commission that would propose legislative boundaries in Nebraska without factoring partisan politics into its decision.

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