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Government
2:45 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

UNO political scientist: expect shutdown, debt ceiling issues to flare up again in early 2014

A UNO political scientist says Wednesday’s vote to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling accomplished very little.

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Government
8:20 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Sens. Fischer, Johanns vote in favor of measure reopening the federal government

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's two senators joined with 79 others in voting in favor of a measure that reopened the federal government and avoided a financial default.

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Government
8:16 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Brownville nuclear plant tops U.S. list of violations

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's two nuclear power plants were high on the lists of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants.

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Government
8:06 am
Tue October 15, 2013

State lawmaker pushes reading requirement

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha state senator is preparing legislation that would bar students from entering fourth grade if they fail reading proficiency tests in the third grade.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Former Senator Ben Nelson weighs in on shutdown

The federal shutdown was the focus of a talk delivered by former U-S Senator Ben Nelson at UNO last week.

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Government
6:53 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Dubas: Building Nebraska's cash reserve a priority

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State lawmaker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Annette Dubas says it's important for Nebraska to have an ample cash reserve to help the state pull through any future economic crisis.

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Government
6:45 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Terry faces possible tea party primary challenge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A week ago, Rep. Lee Terry appeared to be heading into the 2014 election season unopposed.

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Government
7:46 am
Wed October 9, 2013

University president Sasse launches US Senate bid

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Midland University President Ben Sasse (sas) has kicked off his run for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Republican Sen. Mike Johanns and is spending the next two days touring the state.

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Government
1:50 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Final Neb. tax hearings set for Lincoln, Omaha

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee is set to hold its final public hearings in Omaha and Lincoln.

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Government
1:49 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Omaha congressman changes mind, won't take pay

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha congressman has changed his mind and now says he won't take a paycheck until furloughed federal workers are paid.

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