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3:07 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

DUI testing pilot program coming to Douglas County

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County officials will launch a pilot program this fall that will require repeat drunken-driving offenders to take twice-daily blood alcohol tests.

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Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Fischer, Johanns discuss government funding bill

Votes on a resolution to fund the federal government through December 15th could happen this weekend.

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Government
11:25 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Gov. Heineman to pursue changes to Nebraska's good time law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman says he will pursue changes to Nebraska's system of awarding "good time" to prisoners, following criticism of the state corrections department and the arrest of a former inmate accused of committing four murders.

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Government
8:22 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Landowners criticize property valuation jumps

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The state Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee has gotten plenty of complaints about property valuations from landowners in western Nebraska.

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Government
8:24 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Former State Sen. agrees to have law license suspended

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former state Sen. Brenda Council has agreed to a temporary suspension of her law license as she awaits a disciplinary hearing.

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Government
8:12 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Tax Modernization Committee hearings begin

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The first public-input hearings of the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee are set to begin in western Nebraska.

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Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Farm bill extension set to expire September 30th

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator says Congress needs to work out a new, five-year farm bill.

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Government
8:12 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Nearly 200 people dropped from Nebraska insurance program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have pulled nearly 200 people out of a state program that helps pay for private health insurance when doing so is cheaper than billing through Medicaid.

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Government
6:24 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Omaha Fire Chief, Mayor reach new retirement deal

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's longtime fire chief, who clashed with the city's new mayor, has signed a new retirement agreement after making concessions.

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Government
1:07 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Nebraska Department of Corrections Director retiring

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The head of Nebraska's state prison system is retiring after nearly four decades with the department.

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