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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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Government
3:35 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Report: No major changes needed in Neb. tax system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee has concluded that no major changes are needed in Nebraska's tax system.

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Government
2:27 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Douglas County sets salary for combined Assessor/Register of Deeds office

Douglas County’s new Assessor/Register of Deeds will be paid $120,000 a year.

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Government
1:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New Education Commissioner chosen

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state education board has chosen Matthew Blomstedt to serve as Nebraska's new education commissioner.

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Government
8:07 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Governor makes new appointment to Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has appointed a retired U.S. Air Force colonel to an open seat in the Nebraska Legislature, only days after his first pick withdrew amid questions about his nonpayment of campaign finance fines.

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Government
8:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Sen. Fischer: farm bill unlikely before January

It’s unlikely a new farm bill will come before Congress by the end of this year.

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