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12:59 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

New CEO of Nebraska DHHS promises greater accountability

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The new CEO of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services is promising to hold the department accountable to state lawmakers and the public.

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Government
8:09 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Ricketts argues against medical marijuana legalization

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is arguing against a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska, saying the state should wait for a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Government
7:50 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Big issues loom for Nebraska lawmakers as session nears end

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With a little more than a month left in the session, Nebraska lawmakers still to have to take final action on some of the year's largest and most contentious issues.

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Government
7:53 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Schools OK to use lease-purchase agreements for construction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has reaffirmed that public school districts are not prohibited by state law from using lease-purchase agreements to fund building projects.

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Government
7:51 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Court: Food stamp recipients entitled to local hearing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court says food stamp recipients are entitled to a face-to-face meeting in their local welfare office for hearings that could affect their benefits.

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Government
3:12 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Nebraska senators vote to cut ties with Midwest rail bloc

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska would cut its membership in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact under a bill that cleared first-round debate in the Legislature.

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Government
3:10 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Nebraska senators approve limits on juvenile restraints

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska children would not wear handcuffs or leg irons in court unless absolutely necessary under a bill passed by the Legislature.

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Government
8:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert speaks at Press Club

Mayor Jean Stothert spoke at the Omaha Press Club during a special noon forum program earlier this month.

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Government
1:42 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Nebraska wastewater well wins approval despite opposition

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production.

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Government
8:03 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Nebraska renewable energy tax credit bill sparks debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new effort to lure wind farms to Nebraska is sparking a debate among lawmakers.

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