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8:41 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Lawmaker urges utility sale to cover Omaha bills

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is suggesting that the sale of the customer-owned Metropolitan Utilities District could raise money to help Omaha pay some of its big bills.

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Government
7:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

New Council Bluffs Mayor to be sworn in Thursday

Matt Walsh will be sworn in Thursday afternoon as the new Mayor of Council Bluffs.

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Government
3:42 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Iowa population continues 26-year gradual increase

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Iowa continues a trend of slow population increase. The state has an estimated population of 3,090,416 as of July 1. That's an increase of 15,377 — about a half a percent increase since July 2012.

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Government
8:09 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Neb. panel will seek more early education funding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A panel of Nebraska lawmakers is planning a new push to increase early childhood education funding after the Legislature reconvenes in January.

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Government
8:07 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Report looks at racial/ethnic, gender diversity among social service providers

The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska is out with a report on the diversity of social service providers.

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Government
12:31 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Nebraska jobless rate drops slightly in November

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in November, down slightly from 3.9 percent in October.

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Government
12:47 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Sen. Harkin discusses legislative priorities for 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa says education and jobs will be among his priorities next year.

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Government
2:49 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Gov. Heineman signs change to Nebraska 'good time' rule

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prisoners who assault a guard or another inmate could soon lose up to two years' worth of "good time" credit, which reduces the time they spend behind bars.

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Government
9:27 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Heineman to present Nebraska Powerball award

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Gretna couple with a winning ticket for last week's $122 million Powerball jackpot will receive their award from Gov. Dave Heineman.

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Government
8:48 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senator Nordquist launches petition calling for health care for all

Healthcarefairness.com is an online petition Senator Jeremy Nordquist launched on December 3rd to allow citizens to voice their support for expanded health coverage in Nebraska.

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